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Jean Pascal admits defeat

Jean Pascal admits defeat


Jean Pascal had no choice. He had to go all out in the 12th round, trailing in his IBF light heavyweight elimination bout last night at Place Bell in Laval. But he failed to fulfill his prediction. 

The 25-year-old German won by unanimous decision of the judges (118-110, 115-113 and 117 -111) ahead of a Pascal (36-8-1, 20 K.-0.) who fought until the end.

But Eifert (12-1-0, 4 K. -0.) enjoyed a strong start, showing discipline, consistency and patience against the former WBC world champion who was making a comeback after five out.

< p>In the second half of the fight, the duel took place in a roller coaster, the two boxers often exchanging attacks.

But if the 40-year-old Quebecer did not see the soles of his rival as he would have liked, he lifted the 4112 spectators from their seats a few times with well-felt pushes.

But it was not enough and it was Eifert, German champion in 2021,

who becomes the mandatory candidate for the belt of adopted Montrealer Artur Beterbiev. 

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