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  • Refusing Defeat, Pascal Outlasts Diaconu In 175 Lb. War

    By Cliff Rold - By Cliff Rold

    With Joe Calzaghe retired, Bernard Hopkins possibly out of action through 2009, and the ultra-talented Chad Dawson in search of an audience, Light Heavyweight needed a spark. It got one Friday night in front of a feverish, packed crowd at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

    Twelve rounds of vicious battle ended with both men elevated as Adrian Diaconu (26-1, 15 KO) came off the floor to survive a rough fifth round only to see his WBC belt wind up around the waist of a gutsy, commanding Jean Pascal (23-1, 15 KO) who refused to let his second title opportunity get away. In the end, the 26-year old Pascal left with a unanimous decision win but it was never easy.

    Both men came in under the 175 lb. limit, Pascal at 174 and Diaconu, 31, at 173 .

    The fight had the flavor of a backyard brawl as both, Pascal from Haiti and Diaconu from Romania, had made their bones in Montreal. The fans that have followed their careers were well rewarded. [details]

  • #2
    I had it 116-111. Pascal fought a masterpiece.what a ***en fight second best fight this year only behind jmm vs diaz.wow..i tried talking about it on this forum as much as possible but these idiots keep making the same post over and over when we could of discussed a hell of a fight

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    • #3
      This was a special fight and well worth talking about instead of more prattle about ish like P4P lists. It was REAL fight.

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      • #4
        Damn nobodys talkin about this fight?!foty material!

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        • #5
          It was good, but god Pascal is terrible.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by KILLA RIGHT View Post
            I had it 116-111. Pascal fought a masterpiece.what a ***en fight second best fight this year only behind jmm vs diaz.wow..i tried talking about it on this forum as much as possible but these idiots keep making the same post over and over when we could of discussed a hell of a fight
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            • #7
              It could have been FOTY. Great, great fight.

              I actually had a very wide card. I had it 117-111 Pascal.

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              • #8
                To be perfectly honest Diaconu didn't decisively win a single round. A shut out would not be unwarranted.

                It was however a great fight, with probably 4 close action packed rounds, with another 6 action packed rounds in the remaining 8.

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                • #9
                  FANTASTIC FIGHT... Two fighters with 2 big hearts and contrasting styles. Props 2 Versus for picking the fight up. Just hope people didn't switch the channel after the Ross SNOOZE FEST.

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                  • #10
                    I had it 116-111, a very good fight, and second best of the year so far only behing JMM vs Dia. You have to give it up to Pascall he is like Gatti, never in a dull fight.

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