PHOTOS: Badou Jack Delivers Big, Overcomes Brave Effort from George Groves to Capture Split-Decision
Badou Jack, right, delivering a right hand against George Groves on Saturday night (Photo: Naoki Fukuda)
By Chris Robinson
On Saturday night, Sep. 12, WBC super middleweight champion Badou Jack scored perhaps the most impressive victory of his career in out-dueling brash UK contender George Groves over twelve fast-paced rounds for a successful first defense of his belt.
The match took place from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nev. on the Floyd Mayweather vs. Andre Berto undercard. Jack (20-1-1, 12 KO’s) scored a knockdown in the first round and appeared to gain the early lead in the face of a determined Groves (21-3, 16 KO’s).
Groves picked up the pace in the middle rounds and things appeared to be even halfway through the bout. Jack was in command as the fight closed, however, as you could tell the effects of his body shots were beginning to slow Groves down a touch.
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