James DeGale (L), referee Arthur Mercante and Badou Jack (R) react after their WBC-IBF super middleweight unification fight was called a draw. The main event, a super middleweight unification bout between WBC champion Badou Jack and IBF champion James DeGale, was a thrilling back-and-forth battle at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn between two technically sound and determined fighters. Jack landed a punishing left hook-right hand combination midway through the 12th that send DeGale thudding to the canvas.
Here’s the rub: if Floyd Mayweather ever fights Conor McGregor in a boxing ring, the world champion boxer and living legend in the sport will win. If Mayweather ever fights McGregor in an MMA octagon, the world champion mixed martial artist and living legend in the sport will win. “The best thing to do is look up how much money Conor McGregor has made, then look up how much money Floyd Mayweather has made, and then we can make the fight happen,” he said.
This is how you finish a fight. That’s Gervonta Davis, Baltimore’s finest, winning the IBF junior lightweight title by stopping Jose Pedraza in the seventh round Saturday night in Brooklyn. Davis, 22, is now 17-0 and has emerged as a possible star in a sport sorely in need of one. For one thing, Davis is promoted by Floyd Mayweather, who might actually promote better than he fought (and he never lost at that!). Here he is hyping his protege: (Warning: foul language.) Look at Davis’ face. This was high praise, by a guy who stands to make money by giving it. It came in the moments after a big fight. We shouldn’t get carried away. But … Davis is certainly an entertaining fighter. He has a sense