Jean: Pacquiao Is Faster, Hits Harder Than Crawford

By Jake Donovan

OMAHA, Neb.—Even though he was blown away in the ring, Dierry Jean wasn’t blown away by what his recent conqueror had to offer.

The compact super lightweight contender from Montreal by way of Haiti was dominated in his recent title bid versus Terence Crawford on the road at CenturyLink Center in Omaha, Nebraska. A sold-out crowd of 11,020 saw a brilliant boxing display by the local hero, who scored three knockdowns en route to a 10th round knockout win in their HBO-televised main event. 

Jean visibly protested at least one of the knockdown calls, having been dropped near the end of rounds one and nine, and then again in round 10 before referee Tony Weeks stopped the contest. He further expanded on such in-ring concerns after the fight.

“Crawford kept hitting me behind the head,” Jean (29-2, 20KOs) claimed afterward. “I thought that was unfair.”

With Saturday’s result comes the suggestion that Crawford (27-0, 19KOs) and his handlers will seek out a passing of the torch showdown with Manny Pacquiao next spring. Talks of such a matchup hovered over fight week, but never fully discussed until the final results came in. 

Jean is considered high among those qualified to speak on such an event, having fought Crawford and previously sparred with Pacquiao. Just don’t consider the 33-year old contender among those overly impressed with the matchup. 

“To be honest, Manny is faster and hits harder (than Crawford),” Jean insists.

Jake Donovan is the managing editor of Twitter: @JakeNDaBox
User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by SeekDaGreat on 10-25-2015

[QUOTE=TheUntouchable;16167781]Well, you're free to think so. I'm just not a big writer (guess why), mostly here for the articles, always getting the latest news and I like the video trading block. Didn't know you can have several accounts, that'd be…

Comment by TheUntouchable on 10-25-2015

[QUOTE=SeekDaGreat;16166653]Correction: "owned him in your first post.....***on your umpteenth account.***" Fixed it.[/QUOTE] Well, you're free to think so. I'm just not a big writer (guess why), mostly here for the articles, always getting the latest news and I like the…

Comment by Real King Kong on 10-25-2015

[QUOTE=TheUntouchable;16166577]He said "Manny is faster and hits harder", implying Crawford was fast and hit hard which is the opposite of what you understood. Is reading really such a difficult task to boxing fans? It appears to me as 90% of…

Comment by kennethjohn on 10-25-2015

pac is jeans sparring partner and he's likely never even landed on pac before.

Comment by MisanthropicNY on 10-25-2015

I think the fix is in... Crawford will get the UD as long as he doesn't get completely dominated... Crawford will box like he did Prescott...probably lose every round but get the Tim Bradley gift decision..

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