Bell Centre, Montreal, Canada
Tape rankings @ Light Heavyweight
Who won Pascal vs Bute?
Jean Pascal beat Lucian Bute by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest on Saturday 18th January 2014 at Bell Centre in Montreal.
The scorecards were announced as 118-110, 117-111, 116-112 in favor of winner Jean Pascal.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Light Heavyweight division, which meant the weight limit was 175 pounds (12.5 stone or 79.4 KG).
Pascal vs Bute stats
Jean Pascal stepped into the ring with a record of 28 wins, 2 loses and 1 draw, 17 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Lucian Bute made his way to the ring with a record of 31 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, with 24 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Bute had advantage in power over Pascal, with a 77% knock out percentage over Pascal's 61%.
Jean Pascal was the younger man by 3 years, at 39 years old.
Bute had a height advantage of 4 inches over Pascal. Despite this, both fighters had equal reach.
Jean Pascal fought out of the orthodox stance, while Lucian Bute was a southpaw.
Pascal was arguably the less experienced fighter, having had 1 less fights, and made his debut in 2005, 1 year and 2 months later than Bute, whose first professional fight was in 2003. He had fought 78 more professional rounds, 333 to Bute's 255.
Pascal vs Bute form
Pascal had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight before this contest, he had defeated Badou Jack on 28th December 2019 by split decision in their WBA World Light Heavyweight championship fight at State Farm Arena, Georgia, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Marcus Browne on 3rd August 2019 by technical decision in their WBA Interim World Light heavyweight championship fight at Barclays Center, New York.
Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Dmitry Bivol on 24th November 2018 by unanimous decision in their WBA World Light Heavyweight championship fight at Mark G. Etess Arena, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, New Jersey.
Before that, he had beat Ahmed Elbiali on 8th December 2017 by technical knockout in the 6th round at Hialeah Park Racing & Casino, Florida.
He had lost to Eleider Alvarez on 3rd June 2017 by majority decision in their 12 round contest at Bell Centre, Montreal, Canada.
Pascal's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 11 months and 19 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 11 months and 28 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 50 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 10 rounds on average.
Bute's last 4 fights had come over a period of 9 years, 6 months and 19 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 2 years, 4 months and 20 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 40 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 10 rounds on average.
What were the odds on Pascal vs Bute?
Jean Pascal was a (+100) underdog going into the contest, while Lucian Bute made his way into the ring at (+100) with oddsmakers.