Badou Jack cruised to victory on the Mike Tyson vs Roy Jones Jr undercard with a convincing show over Blake McKernan on Saturday night time.
Whereas the efficiency itself was rudimentary from ‘The Ripper’, the bravery proven by McKernan was really admirable.
The 33-year-old, who got here into the battle with a 13-fight successful streak, was left with a sickening hematoma on the left facet of his face.
McKernan was a former machine gunner within the US Military and is an Iraq veteran, that means his toughness was by no means unsure.
However the Sacramento-native was maybe too courageous for his personal good as he was picked off at will by the previous two-weight world champion.
Jack stored a stable tempo all through the eight rounds and peppered the physique of his a lot much less skilled foe. By the point the seventh and eighth spherical got here alongside, McKernan was in survival mode.
Fortunately, he managed to see the ultimate bell and obtained a medal from WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman, maybe for his bravery versus his efficiency.
Jack, who confronted the likes of George Groves, James DeGale and Nathan Cleverly previously, is hoping to reclaim a world title as soon as once more on the age of 37.