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Adonis Stevenson and Badou Jack fight to majority draw

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In a grueling 12-round bout, Adonis Stevenson retained his WBC light heavyweight title with majority draw against Badou Jack on Saturday at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto.

Two judges scored it 114-114 while the third judge scored the fight 115-113. This was Jack’s third draw but the 34 year old said he definitely won the fight.

“I hurt him in the body and he got slowed down,” said Jack in the post-fight interview. “I kept the pressure on him. He was moving and moving. But I touched him more of the time and I think I won this fight.”

Jack got of to a slow start as he tried withstand the power of Stevenson. With the 40-year-old Stevenson wearing down, Jack became more active in the seventh, eighth and ninth rounds.

Stevenson looked hurt in the ninth on Jack’s uppercut but he stormed back in the 10th, landing a body shot that made Jack retreat.

“It was a draw, of course I regret it,” Jack said. “But it was the game plan. I knew he was going to get tired.”

Stevenson came out attacking the body in the eleventh. In the final round, Jack looked to end it but he couldn’t get the knockout against an exhausted Stevenson.

“I touched him a lot to the right hand to the body and I slowed him down,” said Stevenson during the post-fight interview. “Of course I will give him a rematch.”

 

 

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