Badou Jack wins picture by Amanda Westcott
Former two-division world champion Badou Jack (24-3-3, 14 KOs) delivered a dominating fourth-round stoppage of beforehand unbeaten Dervin Colina (15-1, 13 KOs) of their gentle heavyweight duel.
“The sport plan was simply to outbox him,” mentioned Jack. “Every thing else will come. Undoubtedly, hit the physique. He was a bit tender within the physique however I give him respect. He got here out on brief discover. He was speculated to struggle subsequent week however it is a totally different degree.”
Often called a sluggish starter all through his completed profession, Jack got here out quicker on this struggle and was sharp from the outset in opposition to the alternative opponent Colina, who stepped in for Jean Pascal after Pascal failed a pre-fight drug check.
“He was making an attempt to carry loads and survive,” mentioned Jack. “I struggle higher once I struggle higher opponents. I used to be a bit sloppy. The world class fights are once I carry out the perfect.”
Jack’s effectiveness compelled Colina to attempt to maintain to cease the incoming assault, however he was solely in a position to make use of that technique briefly, as referee Frank Santore Jr. took away factors for holding in rounds two and three, warning Colina that yet another infraction would finish the struggle in disqualification.
In spherical 4, Jack landed a straight proper hand that put Colina on the mat within the opening minute of the body. Colina fought valiantly to remain within the struggle, however the physique assault from Jack helped him lastly earn the stoppage. A mixture to the physique put Colina down for the second time and a counter proper hand dropped Colina for a 3rd and closing time because the referee halted the struggle at 2:57 within the spherical.
“I’m a giant man and I stroll round heavy, so I would transfer as much as cruiserweight,” mentioned Jack submit struggle about his future plans. “My purpose is to turn into a three-division champion and I struggle higher once I don’t have to chop a variety of weight.”