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Saturday night in Montreal, Jean Pascal took home a wide Unanimous Decision victory over rival Lucian Bute. Billed as the biggest fight in Canadian boxing history, and with the crowd to back that up, Pascal really controlled the fight from start to finish, save for a few tense moments towards the final bell.
Official scorecards read 118-110, 117-111 and 116-112, and the fight certainly wasn't as close as the last scorecard or two make it seem.
Pascal was dictating the action, and Bute seemed hesitant to engage. Whether it was Pascal's power or speed he was fearful of, or both, remains to be seen, but he clearly didn't want to engage or leave himself open for anything.
It seemed like a final swan song into retirement for Bute until he nearly got Pascal out of there in the 12th. Similar to his own fight in Montreal against Librado Andrade, although not at all as severe or pronounced, he had his man hurt and ready to go in the final stanza. But he couldn't seal ...
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Jean Pascal dominated an unusually tentative Lucian Bute to win the battle of former world champions by unanimous decision before 20,479 at the Bell Centre on Saturday night.
The decidedly pro-Bute crowd could do little to help their fighter, who appeared more concerned with not getting hit than with launching attacks.
One judge had it 117-110, another 117-111 and the third 116...
MONTREAL, QUEBEC - After waiting for something in the neighborhood of five years to meet in the ring, Jean Pascal brutalized Lucian Bute for 11 rounds, nearly gave the way the fight in the fight twelfth, to win the battle of Canada by unanimous decision at the Bell Centre in Montreal. Armed with Roy Jones Jr. in his corner, Pascal thumped Bute for eleven rounds landing 57% of his...
Jean Pascal dominated his Canadian rival Lucian Bute on Saturday in Montreal. The win vaults Pascal right back into the mix at 175 lbs, and also leaves Bute in a bad spot. Considering his performance, the question of whether he should hang up the gloves for good isn't far-fetched.
Now though, it's time to update our top 10 light heavyweight division rankings after the bout...
It would be wrong in a couple different ways to say that Jean Pascal beat Lucian Bute on HBO Saturday. He got the victory, certainly. But Bute practically handed the win to him, save for one final 12th round flurry, so the active verb of "beat" doesn't really apply. And Pascal beat a version of Bute that was nothing like the man who once was the body punch KO king of...
Applying his busy, swarming style to its best effect, Jean Pascal won a commanding points victory over crosstown rival Lucian Bute this weekend. But in my mind it wasn't Pascal's punches in bunches energy that stood out, but Bute's relative passivity. He was effectively shut down for most of the fight, rarely letting his hands go with any degree of what had previously...
Jean Pascal vs. Lucian Bute is being billed as the “super bowl” of fights in Canada and rightfully so. Both boxers are from Montreal and widely known throughout their homeland. So it is no surprise that their fight this Saturday at The Bell Centre is kinda a big deal. One guy will come out the winner and with bragging rights as the best Montreal has to offer. The stakes are so...
Lucian Bute had a good run, but it is over now. When you are letting good, not great fighters like Jean Pascal dominate you, it is time to consider other options.
In what was build as the Canadian Super Bowl, Pascal won a pretty easy 12 round decision over the crowd favorite Bute.
Besides the 12th round when Pascal was tired and on cruise control, Bute showed nothing except sporadic...
This past Saturday night HBO brought you boxing from the Bell Centre, in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. There were two fights broadcast with hometown fighters Lucian Bute and Jean Pascal in the main event. The co-main event featured Mike Perez’s return to the ring since his bout with Magomed Abdusalamov who is fortunately on his way to a slow recovery. He took on Carlos Takam in a fight...
Jean Pascal placed himself right back into the big time when he scored a unanimous decision over former IBF super-middleweight champion, Lucian Bute at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Canada for the NABF light-heavyweight title.
The first major boxing match for the year of 2014 took place live from the Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Now we can officially say the boxing year has kicked off. Lucian Bute takes a Loss to Jean Pascal It was the first big fight of the year on major network boxing television. As […]
On the undercard of Lucian Bute vs Jean Pascal at the Bell Centre, Montreal, Quebec, Canada we get another chance to see rising Cuban heavyweight Mike 'The Rebel' Perez as he takes on Carlos Takam, over ten rounds, in a bout that promises to be explosive.
Fight Preview On the undercard of Lucian Bute vs Jean Pascal at the Bell Centre, Montreal, Quebec, Canada we get another chance to see rising Cuban heavyweight Mike 'The Rebel' Perez as he takes on Carlos Takam, over ten rounds, in a bout that promises to be explosive.
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