Jean Pascal wins close decision over Yuniesky Gonzalez in Las Vegas

Jean Pascal weighing in (Photo: Instagram)


By Chris Robinson

On Saturday night, July 25, inside of the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, Nev., former light heavyweight champion Jean Pascal (30-3-1, 17 KO’s) pulled out a very close, and some say questionable decision, over tough Cuban Yuniesky Gonzalez (16-1, 12 KO’s) on HBO’s airwaves.

Pascal got off to a slow start as his foe appeared to gain the early lead. Pascal picked things up in the middle of the fight and there was some definite action taking place.

As rounds nine and ten approached, Gonzalez stepped up his aggression and appeared to steal the rounds. After ten frames, however, it was Pascal who took the decision by scores of 96-94 across the board.

Following his victory, there were several mixed views on the fight, with some calling robbery while others feeling alright with the verdict.

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