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Floyd Mayweather furious as Jack-DeGale ends in majority draw

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Jan

Floyd Mayweather Jr. called it a bad night for boxing. Badou Jack seemed to agree. James DeGale had a much different opinion.

A night that was supposed to crown the top super middleweight in the division ended with Mayweather, who promotes Jack, furious as Jack-DeGale was scored a majority draw, setting the scene for a rematch, even if Jack and Mayweather didn’t think it should have been necessary.

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Jack dropped DeGale with a slicing uppercut in the 12th round and appeared to control the second half of the bout. Still, the judges thought DeGale had enough success to warrant a standoff and a compelling fight resulted in no one winning, leaving Mayweather frustrated, saying the decision marred a celebratory night for the sport.

Glenn Feldman scored it 114-112 for DeGale while both Julie Lederman and Steve Weisfeld had it 113-113 as boos rained down from an announced crowd of 10,128 Saturday at Barclays Center. Jack retained his WBC title and DeGale his IBF belt. It was also for the RING super middleweight title, which remains vacant. DeGale was taken to a local hospital for precautionary reasons, a publicist said.

“Badou Jack has got too big for 168 pounds,” Mayweather said afterward. “We had plans after this fight to move up to light heavyweight. This is the second time in a row Badou has gotten a bad decision. James DeGale is a hell of a fighter, but tonight he didn’t win. At the end of the day, I don’t know what the judges are looking at.” He added, “It was a bad night for boxing.”

DeGale (23-1-1, 14 knockouts) didn’t look like the winner, his face badly bruised and his mouth missing a tooth after it fell out in the ninth round with his mouthpiece. Jack (20-1-3, 12 KOs) rose from a

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first-round flash knockdown to press the advantage in the later rounds, when he seemed to take over. “He was doing a lot of running, he was throwing a lot of (nonsense) at my guard,” Jack said. “I thought I won the fight. I finished stronger. His knockdown was a flash knockdown. I won the fight.” He added, “Let’s do it again at light heavyweight. It’s time to move to light heavyweight.”

DeGale dropped Jack with a straight left in the first round. A replay showed that DeGale stepped on Jack’s foot as he landed the punch, causing Jack to go down. Jack rose and seemed fine as DeGale flashed a smile. DeGale had success early on with his speed and combination punching as Jack appeared to be biding his time, waiting for his opportunity. DeGale thought he deserved to have his hand raised.

“I’ve got huge respect for this man, but I thought I won that,” DeGale said. “I landed the cleanest shots. Let’s do it again. Let’s do it again in London. He hit me (in the 12th), but I was more off balance. I respect him. He’s a good, (all) round fighter. Let’s go again.”

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Jack appeared to stun DeGale with a pair of rights in the eighth round, as DeGale spent the rest of the round back-pedaling as Jack applied pressure. Jack landed a left in the ninth round that caused DeGale to lose his mouthpiece and a tooth. Jack began to bust DeGale’s mouth up with some thudding shots in the tenth. DeGale tried to stand his ground and trade shots but Jack appeared to be the stronger fighter, his punches carrying more power. Jack went to the body well in the 11th, slicing a right hand to his midsection, as DeGale struggled to mount a vigorous attack.

Jack dropped DeGale in the 12th round with a right uppercut with 1:45 left in the round. DeGale toppled backwards, nearly summersaulting into his own corner. He rose but was wobbly, his face crimson red as he fought on, even mounting an attack to end the fight.

“It was a sensational night,” promoter Lou DiBella said. “They were two freaking men. DeGale’s balls in the 12th round is a monument to who he is. I thought Jack was way down and he climbed back into the fight. I think it was a great night for boxing.”

Referee Arthur Mercante Jr. absorbed an accidental left hand from Jack as the fifth round ended. Mercante stumbled as Jack grabbed him. Mercante seemed more upset than hurt, though he did grab a water bottle from Jack’s corner to gulp down some fluids. The shot left a reddish bruise on the left side of his face for the rest of the fight.

  • kiowhatta

    Mayweather has no place whining about dubious decisions. He has an 0 on his record thanks to a few scorecards.

    • Captain Ron

      A few scorecards indeed. Like those three scorecards that preserved Floydie’s 0 after Castillo nearly ran him out of the ring.

      • Boxfan

        I can’t stand Mayweather, but he was never awarded a win he did not earn — to include the Castillo fight in which he won 7 rounds.

        • The Imp

          I smoke and I know things. I know that he did not win 7 Rds. Ha!

        • Charlie U.

          There is no metric by which Floyd won that fight except the scorecards of three judges who favored the house fighter.

          • Boxfan

            The relevant metric is clean, effective punching, which he did more of in more rounds than did Castillo. It was a close fight, but it sure as hell was no robbery.

          • Charlie U.

            He outlanded him 203 to 157. He landed 107 more power shots. 85% of the shots that Castillo landed were power shots! Clean, effective punching is not a metric. It’s a subjective opinion. The kind of subjective opinion that can be “influenced”, especially when you’re talking about a boxing power triumvirate of Bob Arum, Floyd Mayweather, and Las Vegas judges.

      • kiowhatta

        Those were exactly the fights I had in mind.

  • Abraham E. Hernández

    Poor ref

    • BN

      It was somewhat funny. “I need some water”-Ref

    • Blair Nicol

      Better chin than Khan

  • Mark G

    A great, great fight to start the year off. That’ll take some beating for Fight of the Year. I had Degale winning it 7-5 but a lot of close rounds and a draw seems fair. Both guys showed a lot of heart and deserve maximum credit.
    Sounds to me like Mayweather already has a deal in place for Jack to fight someone up at 175 so I doubt we’ll see the rematch any time soon which is a shame. Low point of the night was Carl Froch’s scorecard which was diabolical!

    • Dee Money

      How did Froch have it?

      • Randall Bannister

        115-113 Jack

    • BN

      What was Froch’s scorecard?

      • Mark G

        I can’t remember the final score, I stopped paying attention after a while. He gave Degale the first round and not much else. He had Jack winning by a wide margin.

      • Joey Junger

        I saw Froch’s scorecard. It was just weird drawings of one stick figure labeled “Carl Froch” stabbing another stick figure named “George Groves.”

        • left hook

          Lol

    • Raymond Strang

      Froch was explaining thru’out the fight that he took a pessimistic view of Degale to match that of American judges so don’t read too much into his 115-113 scorecard. Personally, I had Degale 3 points up after the 1st 4 rounds, Jack winning rounds 5-8 by 2 points and Jack winning the final 4 rounds by 1 point. A draw for me was a fair result.

      • Charlie U.

        What an utterly strange way for a television analyst to score a fight. Plus, I didn’t see an American in the main event last night. Sounds like Carl has been reading some of Barley McGrew’s posts.

      • Mark G

        Just watched it again and you’re right, Froch did say he was trying to score the fight like an American judge, which is just plain stupid. I think it was the ninth round when I just saw a row of tens next to Badou Jack’s name and I started throwing things around the room. Didn’t realise he’d scored a few rounds even. Even so, 115 -113 means he only had Degale winning four rounds. No chance.

  • repugnicant

    Yeah, Jack should have won easily on the cards. Punch stats show that. Plus, DeGale lost his mouthpiece three times and the ref let him slide the last one, even after warning him beforehand, and just picked it up.

    • BN

      What the punch stats don’t show is that Jack’s punches were harder, although DeGale’s face did show that. I understand it being scored a draw but DeGale should have lost a point for spitting out the mouthpiece which would have caused the scores to be in Jack’s favor.

      • Rdb85

        Although I agree his punches were harder markings on the face dont prove that, everyone should be aware some people mark easier

        • left hook

          I agree 100%. Some People often feel the more the bruises then it shows the bruised face guy automatically lost.

      • left hook

        But the 1st time he mouth piece dropped it was due to a hard punch Jack threw. The 2nd one when his tooth fell out was due to a punch too..so that’s not degale’s fault.

        • JV316

          this is wrong. the first time the mouthpiece came out it was from a punch. the second time degale just spit it out and he got a warning. the third time he partially spit it out so that it was hanging out of his mouth and would come out the next time he was hit without looking like a blatant spitting out, which it did. not only did mercante miss that move by degale, he didn’t even notice that the mouthpiece came out. showtime telecast did a good job of showing degale’s trainer quickly running to the middle of the ring at the end of that round to retrieve the mouthpiece before mercante could see it. degale should have been docked a point for that third time, which would have given jack the split decision. i don’t blame degale for doing it, i think paulie was right that it was hindering his breathing. i think you can barely hear degale say in the corner at one point “i can’t breathe.”

          • left hook

            OK..u could be right. But I know one of the punches landed and the mouth piece flew out. The one he spit it out should have been the warning.

    • Byron Horne

      Punchstats are garbage. This was too close to argue over either way.

      • left hook

        I don’t even believe in punch stats anymore to be honest.

    • Stephen M

      He let him fight twice without the mouth piece so in didn’t interfere much with the fight.

  • Larry Connor

    PBC and showtime coming out the gate like a bullet!!! Where you at HBO?? Give us some big exciting matches to watch.

    • Charlie U.

      Agree, Connor. Big start for Showtime and great beginning to a new year for boxing.

    • David Perry

      PBC? What? Those fights Friday were mismatched as hell

      • Larry Connor

        I respect your opinion, but I feel that the “PBC/Showtime partnership has been on a nice weekend of boxing to kick off the year. Who’s done better so far this year??? Who has a better upcoming schedule for the first quarter of 2017 so far???? I’ll wait for the answer.

        • Rick

          You’re pretty much the only one that views it as some sort of contest. Most of us just watch the fights or cards that appeal to us, regardless of the network. But I know why you say things like this, still trying to shill for Haymon.

          • Larry Connor

            Competition for ratings, makes for better matchups. Better matchups makes for a happier fans. Think outside the box and quit hating.

  • Larry Connor

    PBC and showtime coming out the gate like a bullet!!! Where you at HBO?? Give us some big exciting matches to watch.

  • Michel Desgrottes

    Floyd needs to calm the hell down and stfu, I had it a draw

    • The Immortal S-Hop

      Whoa

    • maxx

      WHAT????????????? Did I just read what I read…….

    • Charlie U.

      Hey Michel, I was going to go but decided not to late in the week. How was the atmosphere and the crowd? You saw some great boxing. I definitely heard a large Davis contingent up from Baltimore.

      • Michel Desgrottes

        It was cool man good atmosphere my boy was on the untelevised undercard he lost though by decision, we had fun, come to Keith vs Danny, I’ll buy you a drink https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/ecbf005c4288ec17a2aad6f7a23a9c0021858739598d44b6234f729d2a839307.jpg

        • The Imp

          Question. Do you think mercante putting an end to the holding early contributed to the greatness of the fight? Would you prefer refs that stopped the holding, or a ref like in the Davis pedraza fight, where he didn’t warn anyone and just broke them?

          • Michel Desgrottes

            I don’t mind grappling and muscling someone as long it’s not a headlock or more than five seconds, it doesn’t bother me, I understand people need a breather, especially when they are tired, it’s the opponent job to use his strength, in turn, to get in there and fight on the inside or have the footwork to step back and fight, imo of course, sometimes it’s case by case, and some people seem like they grapple when really they are just looking for a nest on the inside to start body punches from short range, it’s case by case mostly for me

        • Mitchell Nelms

          Nice picture, Mike.

        • Charlie U.

          For sure, dude. I’ll let you know about that one. Definitely going to Golovkin/Jacobs but Thurman/Garcia is on my birthday so I’m not sure what I’m doing yet. That’s a great picture with Eddie.

        • Charlie U.

          Keep this picture away from Jody.

        • Adam Jenkins

          Awesome

  • Fist_ti_cuffs

    Run it back at 170lbs?

    • Charlie U.

      Do you really want another catchweight?

      • Fist_ti_cuffs

        Yep, if it’ll bring closure. That was a great fight, but it’s clear that Jack can’t safely make 168. It’s not about the belts at this point, but more about who truly is the best boxer. That was good stuff!!

  • Joey Junger

    Arthur Mercante Jr. is no Arthur Mercante Sr. The guy has been a suspect ref for a long time now (Watch the Cotto-Foreman fight, and he’s not only rooting for Foreman during the fight, but he’s literally giving the guy advice/warning him of upcoming blows). He refs like a man with gambling debts.

    I think I may need a stiff drink, because I actually agree with Floyd Mayweather. DeGale had a nice little flash knockdown in the first round, and ran the show for the first three or four rounds. But Jack turned the tide and battered DeGale quite a bit with cleaner, faster shots. DeGale said he wouldn’t fight off the ropes at all, and he did, and it cost him. He has a habit of shelling up and just absorbing shots. He’s a great body puncher, but all the good work done downstairs tonight was done by Jack. DeGale’s best move all night was spitting out his mouthpiece (with a tooth or two stuck in the gum shield).

    Also, I know that in this kinder, gentler era of post-Mancini/Kim boxing that quite a few refs would have given Jack a TKO nod over Degale in the twelfth. I know if this fight had been contested in England with an English ref, DeGale would have won unless Jack literally decapitated him.

    • Charlie U.

      Refs like a man with gambling debts?? Lol, that was pretty funny.

    • The Imp

      Mercante was the reason that was a good fight. If you let them, they would have hugged each other all night.

  • Byron Horne

    An embarrassingly one sided and biased report. Gave Degale no credit whatsoever. There was no controversy here, just a great fight and a fair result. I scored 114-112 Degale.

    • Blair Nicol

      I know.. DeGale ‘nearly summersaulting into his own corner’ lol

      Ok then.

      It was a close fight, one that easily could’ve gone to either fighter but a draw was probably the right decision.

    • Raymond Strang

      I agree. Casual observers would read that report and conclude that Degale stole a draw, which he didn’t. It was a hard fought battle and the result was just about right at the end of it because neither deserved to lose.

    • Bar Kokhba

      I’m fine with the draw, but two things are influencing fan ‘outrage’ (which is, relatively, quite mild): 1) Jack seemed to win his half of the fight more convincingly than Degale won his, and 2) the disparity in facial damage between the fighters.

      I know…neither one has anything at all to do with how a fight is scored. But surprisingly, boxing fans can be irrational at times.

      Of course, that doesn’t excuse journalists, who should know better.

      • Charlie U.

        You’ve just summed the whole thing up neatly and succinctly. Nice job!

      • Ten Count Toronto

        Facial damage alone is not scoring criteria but when combined with the body language and facial expressions of fatigue & agony over the last 5 rounds it was clear Degale had gotten by far the worst of the action.

        On one level it was brave & inspiring the way DeGale picked spots to gather his energy and fire combinations but it amounted to short lived round-stealing attempts and hit mostly arms; shouldn’t have taken rounds. Another DelaHoya-Sturm & Alexander-Kotelnik/Mathysse type decision IMO.

    • David Perry

      I was all for DeGale but I had him ahead two points after the 11th, and tied with the point deduction.

  • Byron Horne

    Did the first half of the fight not happen? Did they start boxing from Round 7? Garbage.

  • Ben Willis

    It’s good that Mayweather, the renowned crowd-pleaser, is concerned about the image of boxing.

    • Captain Ron

      Yeah. Floyd the guy who did all he could to pussify boxing is now all butt-sore over the supposed low-blow to the sport’s image.

  • Mark G

    Just wondering where all this leaves us. If Jack moves up and vacates his title then the WBC might mandate that Callum Smith and Anthony Dirrell(Their numbers 1 & 2) fight for the title. Degale’s best option then would be to rematch Groves to avenge his only loss. The winners of those fights could then meet at the end of the year in another winner takes all unification. Could be interesting.

  • Blair Nicol

    Mayweather furious?

    Beautiful!

    • Ewan Leaper

      He looked like a little angry midget stood whining next to DeGale, hilarious!

      • Standing8

        Loved the table cloth he was wearing also!

  • 7 kudos+2 kudos=9 kudos.Kudos!

    Kudos to Badou Jack! Though you got ripped off, you kicked Degale’s ass!
    Kudossss!

  • The Black Mamba

    Without seeing the fight, from a facial standpoint, DeGale looks a lot more damaged than Jack does. I assume he recieved most of that in the 12th round?

    Poor referee as well, LOL

    • Bar Kokhba

      No, Degale was getting marked up noticeably by the middle of the fight…it was an indicator that Jack’s punching was more effective, and powerful, than it appeared. I believe his early body work was the major factor in his late rally. But Degale is one tough MF…to lose a tooth, and still have so many rounds to go!…

      • Nick Bannister

        It’s an interesting factor, but alone it tells you nothing. Someone like Linares bleeds and marks pretty badly where you could hit Feoch with a brick and he’d somehow not look scratched. DeGale might have taken a worse beating but Jack might just be luckier in how susceptible he is to cuts.

        • Bar Kokhba

          Agreed. See my reply to Byron Horne above. I was only responding to the Mamba’s question about Degale’s injuries, not extrapolating who won the fight based on that criteria.

    • Stephen M

      Protect yourself at all times…

    • TimVerba

      Give the decision to the ref. He was the only one who took a knockdown without bruising.

      • Rick

        Actually he did get bruised but he was the only one who stayed on his feet!

  • Charlie U.

    Terrific, thoroughly enjoyable fight but it seems like we can’t watch any big fight now without one of the broadcast team screaming Fight of the Year candidate. Who knows how this one will look comparatively at the end of the year but come on, a little perspective…it’s the middle of January.

    • Blair Nicol

      If we can have more fights like that this year, then we’re in for a great year of boxing

      • Charlie U.

        Definitely, and I do believe that we are in for a great year. The matchups already made in the first 4 months are exciting.

    • Ciscostudent561

      When announcers say that at the start of the year I think it’s totally fair. They have an objective view from past foty’s. they didn’t say it was the foty – just a candidate.

      • Charlie U.

        That’s fair. But someone, I think it was Mauro, was saying that both broadcast fights were FOTY candidates. Prior to that, they showed highlights from the pre-televised portion of the card and evidently there was another FOTY candidate that took place earlier (can’t remember which one). For my taste, it was a little bit too much cheerleading for the first big boxing event of the year, although admittedly it did turn out to be a great night for boxing.

        • Rick

          Mauro is a dipshit. He serves no purpose on the broadcast whatsoever. The notion that there absolutely has to be a “play by play” guy is tired and outdated. And he has the most obnoxious voice.

          • Adam Jenkins

            “Mauro is a dipshit” thank you for stating my least favorite part of shobox

  • Bar Kokhba

    I thought Degale would win this comfortably, but it’s clear that Jack’s future opponents have to be preparing for what he WILL be, not what he IS or WAS. His improvement from fight-to-fight is remarkable; when I first saw him a few years back, he was nowhere near the complete boxer he’s become. Now he’s debatably defeated the guy who I thought was the best super middle on the planet.

    Have the rematch in London; it won’t matter. If it’s at light heavy, I’d pick Jack by stoppage.

  • PrinceGian

    I had Jack the winner by 2 rounds. Except for that flash knock down in the first round DeGale never had Jack in serious trouble, instead Jack had DeGale hurt on more than one occasion.

    • Robert Archambault

      Hurting a fighter just wins the round. It doesn’t make it worth more than any other round, it is still scored 10-9.

      • The Imp

        Not true, if you hurt n dominate a Rd, it can be scored 10-8.

        • Robert Archambault

          Fine. Please go and find us an example of that happening in a fight over the last 10 years. We’ll wait…..

          • The Imp

            Khan vs. maidana. Rd 10. You’re welcome. 😀

          • Charlie U.

            Didn’t have to wait very long, huh? Now, please tell us when you’re going to stop talking out of your ass. We’ll wait…

  • 90s swagger

    This was a great night for boxing.
    Degale-Jack
    Davis-Pedraza
    And throw in the middleweight fight – fantastic night of boxing.

    • David Perry

      Didn’t care for Davis- Pedraza, the kid fights dirty and Pedraza was dumb as hell. That other fight though… holy shit. Showtime just made up for PBC’s lousy night of boxing a day earlier

  • Robert Archambault

    Someone needs to explain to Floyd that a draw does not mean the other guy won. He kept complaining and whining that DeGale didn’t win. Well no shit, Sherlock! The fight was a DRAW! No one got the win. What an ass.

  • Jay

    I thought the result was fair. The knock downs cost each fighter the decision. This was no more a robbery than what I thought was a definite robbery in Garcia taking the decision over Peterson.

  • RL Stecher

    Floyd trying to make the event about himself. Still crying that he got a gift against DeLaHoya. Then of course shuts down the prospect of a rematch….somethhing the fans would love. Of course Floyd wouldn’t know anything about pleasing fans. Jack should be cautious allowing Floyd to direct his career.

    • Rick

      Shit you already know Floyd probably has him tied up in some ridiculous contract that would make Don King blush.

  • Giuseppe

    Close fight. I had jack winning close but neither fighter did enough to claim a clear win imo.

  • Ritchie Rich

    The real story is mercante telling them to not hold in the 1st n 2nd Rds. That simple action from him made this a great fight! We need more refs like him!

    • David Perry

      Read my post and you’ll see how I beg to differ. Not letting them hold is good, but you’re also not to break them when a hand is free, unless there’s no action happening with the free hand.

      • Rick

        I don’t really recall him breaking them up much, not unnecessarily anyway. He verbally warned Degale a couple times early on when he was doing his best Ward impression, punch then grab. Personally I wish all refs would not allow that stuff.

  • KillaBlu

    Mayweather acted like a right prick after the fight. Talked like Jack was a product, not a fighter. Needs to know that he isnt the fighter anymore and shouldn’t get in the ring like that.

    • Rick

      Floyd being a promoter is nothing but a thinly veiled way to keep his ugly face in front of a camera, plain and simple. You don’t see any other promoters acting like a spoiled kid at ringside. If the people running these venues had any balls they would make him sit down and shut the hell up. Nothing but an attention whore.

      • Cousin Strawberry

        Well said👍

  • Mike M.

    Draws are lame regardless of circumstances, I don’t care about either fighter enough to be upset that neither of them won, but if Mayweather’s mad enough to move Jack to 175 out of spite then that’s pretty lame. A rematch would be well received, but if Jack is indeed too big to make 168 comfortably again then Money’s gotta do whats best for his guy, Baduo is pretty big for 168. It isn’t the end of the world if an immediate rematch doesn’t happen.

    I had Jack winning ever so slightly, if all scoring technicalities were removed and all just had to watch and enjoy the fight I think most would confidently say Baduo kicked Degales candy ass; fortunately for DeGale that isn’t how we choose a winner =P.

    • Charlie U.

      Yeah, that little technicality known as scoring.

    • Turner Wednesday

      Yeah, that 10-points must system could really do with being replaced by your “watch and enjoy the fight” system you’ve just suggested. Way to go.

    • Adam Jenkins

      I had Jack winning by a point, but I thought the draw was a good call. I think it could’ve went either way

      • Mike M.

        Yeah it must really suck to put in all that work in training and end up in a stalemate though. I personally want to see them fight again, I have a lot of respect for both. I honestly didn’t know what to make of them before this fight but they’re both real fighters.

  • Thomas Browning

    I thought Jack landed the more telling blows and was the aggressor. I thought he won a close decision.

  • Boxfan

    I had DeGale in a very close fight.

    I also thought Jack clearly outpointed a game but two-left-footed Arthur Mercante Jr., who just didn’t move his hands enough to be competitive.

    • Adam Jenkins

      Lol

  • Teddy Reynoso

    Both are champions and therefore deserve the benefit of the doubt in any close contest. Draw was fair in this case and another go is warranted. Unless George Groves or some other dude try to break into the party.

  • David Perry

    I had it scored a draw. Bit annoyed that Mayweather is the headline of this discussion

    I haven’t commented in months, I’d just like to complain about the referee for a second. I’m not sure if he was scared after getting hit, but for some reason he was afraid to be near Jack, and in doing so put himself right in the path of any escape route DeGale might’ve had when he got trapped on the ropes. I hope I’m not the only one who noticed this. Whenever DeGale was on the ropes, Arthur Mercante was also on the ropes blocking a direct escape from harm. Against the ropes, or in the corner, you have three directions to move. Left, right, and forward. In his attempt to move forward DeGale was pushed to the ropes, prompting warnings for Jack. But, that left him with one escape route, which was easily deduced by Jack. It’s just a very shitty job of officiating on the part of Mercante. He should’ve maintained a decent angle, not impeded movement.

    • The Imp

      I honestly disagree. I thought mercante did a great job and made them fight. I think you’re seeing something that isn’t there. But I could be wrong.

      • Adam Davies

        I noticed a couple of points where the referee was in Degale’s way. He should have had a word with Jack for swinging after the bell as well.

  • Ten Count Toronto

    Sadly, i agree with Floyd. On first viewing:

    DeGale: 1, 2, 7 &10
    Jack; 3,4.5.6.8.11 & 12
    9th even. Knockdowns cancel out. 3rd could have been even, then again so could the 10th and in both of those Jack did most of the actual damage.

    Don’t know why Floyd is knocking the rematch though, it’s good for both fighters. His fighter wold crushed by Stevenson or Kovalev. That’s strictly a cash-out which doesn’t need to be rushed.

  • Already956

    Wasn’t mad when the Castillo fight went his way.