Badou Jack managed to hold off the challenge from Lucian Bute in their WBC Super-middleweight title fight which was a very close and exciting affair ended in majority draw. One judge had Badou Jack winning by [ 117-111 ] while the other two judges score the fight as [ 114-114 ] and [ 114-114 ].
Badou was making his only second defense of his WBC middleweight crown and came into the fight on the back of a impressive 4 straight wins under his belt. Lucian Bute on the other hand is a fading force. Badou was overwhelming favourite to win the fight but his slow start kind of gave away the initiative.
Badou did came stronger in the later rounds and connected powerful bombs in round 5 and 11 but Bute hanged in there and made a fight of it. Next up we might see Badou taking on Degale who himself survive a unanimous decision against Medina.
“Premier Boxing Championship” also known as PBC will bring a very high profile fight card which will be headlined by Badou Jack vs Lucian Bute and James Degale vs Rogelio Medina will be the co-featured event set to take place in Washington’s DC Armory this Saturday night, 30th April 2016. Thats two solid title fights on the same card set to be aired on Showtime regular channels (non-ppv) and there are several undercard fights including Chris Pearson vs Joshua Okine and Sharif Bogere taking on Samuel Amoako.
Jack vs Bute Fight Night Schedule: Showtime US coverage begins at around 10:00 p.m. ET while SkySports uk coverage begins in the early hours of Sunday morning. The show will begin with couple of preliminary fights followed by undercard fights while the co-featured main event between James Degale vs Rogelio Medina will start only at around mid-night ET and 04 a.m uk time. The main event between Bodou Jack vs Lucian Bute will start at around 01:00 am ET.
|FIGHT DATE||Saturday, 30th April 2016|
|COVERAGE STARTS||Showtime coverage starts at 10:00 p.m. ET with prelimnary fights|
|UNDERCARD FIGHT 1||Chris Pearson vs Joshua Okine @ 10:00 p.m. ET|
|UNDERCARD FIGHT 2||Sharif Bogere taking on Samuel Amoako 10:40 p.m. ET|
|CO-FEATURED EVENT||James Degale vs Rogelio Medina (IBF middleweight title) @ 11:30 p.m. ET|
|MAIN-EVENT||Bodou Jack vs Lucian Bute (WBC middleweight title) @00:30 a.m. ET|
Sky Sports 1 will be broadcasting the fight night live in the UK starting at the 02:00 am uk time on Sunday early hours. James Degale’s IBF Super middle-weight title is on the line but bookies has installed Degale as firm favourite to defend his title.
Bodou Jack who defeated George Groves in the title match last year is favourite to beat vatern Lucian Bute and win for both Jack and Degale is very likely to setup a mega fight for later in the year or early next year.