News | May 20 2018

Badou Jack demands rematch after draw with Adonis Stevenson

'Let's do a rematch in Las Vegas' says Badou Jack after thriller with Adonis Stevenson in Toronto
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AFTER a bout of see-saw excitement and guts aplenty, Adonis Stevenson clung on to his WBC light-heavyweight title after two of the judges scored his 12-rounder with Badou Jack a draw.

The decision, when one considers the current 10-point must system, was fair yet it was easy to have some sympathy for the challenger, whose periods of domination appeared more telling than those of 40-year-old Stevenson.

The champion made a strong start, though, boxing smartly before the tireless Jack turned things round at the halfway point and by the end Stevenson – in his ninth defence – was reeling under intense pressure.