Badou Jack put on at memorable performance for the Chicago crowd in the main event of PBC on Spike. Jack scored a majority decision win over his opponent Anthony Dirrell for the WBC super middleweight title.
The 168 pound title at the UIC Pavillion in Chicago was seen as a big obstacle for the #8 WBC contender Jack.
Jack (19-1-1, 12 KO) was awarded a score of 114-114, 115-113, and 116-112. The Swedish-Gambian fighter swept the final six rounds thanks to dominant and balanced performance in the later rounds.
Dirrell (27-1-1, 22 KO) dominated the action in the early going, but Jack began to grow into the fight in the latter rounds, where Dirrell was unable to withstand the pressure poured on by his opponent.
Dirrell failed to connect on several occasions, rather than taking risks and attempting to land combinations, he took the safe routes and was cautious with his punches.
Jack took advantage of that and turned the pressure up a notch as Dirrell took the back foot. Jack will be satisfied with his latest win, as he was seen as an underdog coming into the bout.