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Jean "" Pascal

Fight Night: Fri, Dec 08, 2017 - Hialeah Park, Miami, Florida

Elbiali vs Pascal

Ahmed Elbiali suffers his first career loss as former world champion Jean Pascal won by TKO when Elbiali's corner threw in the towel in the sixth round.
Elbiali vs Pascal Round by Round Fight Summary. Rounds are displayed numerically as columns. Each row will display one of the following: W for win, L for loss, KO for knockout, or TKO for technical knock out. An empty column means that data is not available.
Fighter Name 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Elbiali No data available No data available No data available No data available
Pascal No data available No data available No data available No data available

Former light heavyweight world champion Jean Pascal announces retirement after TKO win over Ahmed Elbiali

Elbiali vs Pascal

(Douglas DeFelice/Premier Boxing Champions)

Former light heavyweight world champion Jean Pascal (32-5-1, 19 KOs) scored an impressive stoppage of previously unbeaten Ahmed Elbiali (16-1, 13 KOs) in the sixth round of their main event bout on an FS1-televised card from Hialeah Park in Miami, Florida.

Having already stated that this bout would be the final of his 12-year career, Pascal was able to wear down his younger opponent in a fight that featured power punches throughout. Elibali appeared to have Pascal stunned and hurt in the opening moments of the first round, but was unable to capitalize as Pascal began to time his powerful counters.

Elbiali stuck to his strategy of walking down Pascal with power shots, but exhausted too much energy in doing so while not being able to seriously hurt his opponent. Pascal’s counters grew stronger as the fight went on and Elbiali lost steam on his punches as he entered the sixth round for only the fourth time in his pro career.

After an impressive round five, Pascal poured on the attack in round six, landing numerous unanswered hooks before Elbiali’s corner called for a stop to the fight at 2:06 into the round.

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This week on PBC Jabs, former 147-pound champ Shawn Porter checks in ahead of his fight on November 4th against Adrian Granados. Plus, we preview our the rest of our stacked November fight cards.

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Unbeaten welterweight Miguel Cruz takes on once-beaten David Grayton in the co-feature of the card set at the Coliseum in St. Petersburg, Florida.

Alexander vs Castillo

ST. PETERSBURG, FL. — Former 147-pound world champion Devon Alexander will battle rugged contender Walter Castillo in the main event of Premier Boxing Champions TOE-TO-TOE TUESDAYS on FS1 and BOXEO DE CAMPEONES on FOX Deportes Tuesday, Nov. 21 from The Coliseum in St. Petersburg, Florida with televised coverage beginning at 8:00 p.m. ET/5:00 p.m. PT.

The 10-round bout will headline a show promoted by Warriors Boxing and Fire Fist Boxing Promotions and features a 10-round co-main event between unbeaten welterweight prospect Miguel Cruz against once-beaten David Grayton. Two of the fighting Russell brothers, Antonio and Antuanne, brothers of featherweight champion Gary Russell Jr., will enter the ring in separate six-round matches.

Tickets for the live event begin at $35 and are on sale now. To purchase tickets visit www.ticketmaster.com.

"This show is packed with talent and should deliver a great night of boxing for fans in Florida and watching on FS1 and FOX Deportes," said Leon Margules, President of Warriors Boxing. "Devon Alexander is a former two-division champion on the comeback trail and he'll be tested by Walter Castillo, who is always in exciting fights. Miguel Cruz and David Grayton are both hungry prospects looking to raise their status and Antuanne and Antonio Russell are hoping to follow their brother Gary on the path to a world title. I want to thank my partner Fire Fist Boxing Promotions, for their hard work to make this event happen in Florida."

The 30-year-old Alexander (26-4, 14 KOs) will end a two-year layoff due to health issues when he steps in against Castillo. Alexander, of St. Louis, Missouri, won the 147-pound world championship with a unanimous decision victory over Randall Bailey in 2012. He lost the title via unanimous decision against Shawn Porter the next year. Alexander, a southpaw, was a unified champion at 140-pounds and owns victories over Marcos Maidana, Lucas Matthysse and Jesus Soto Karass.  

"Two years is a long time to be away from something you love but I wanted to make sure when I come back that I would be 100 percent my old self,"Alexander said. "My last outings were not me, and a lot of my fans and people that know me are aware of that. I've been in constant training since then while getting my personal situation in order. Castillo is a good solid fight that is going to bring the best skills out of me. He's not a slouch and he's coming to fight. But it's not about what Castillo coming to do. It's about me making a statement to show people that I am still up there with the elite fighters, and I know that when I'm right, nobody can beat me."

It's about me making a statement to show people that I am still up there with the elite fighters, and I know that when I'm right, nobody can beat me. Former 147-pound World Champion Devon Alexander

After campaigning the last few years at 140 pounds, Castillo (26-4-1, 19 KOs) is stepping up to 147 pounds to take on the former champion Alexander. The 29-year-old Castillo, of Managua, Nicaragua, will be ending a 16-month layoff on November 21. Castillo lost by TKO to Sergey Lipinets in a 140-pound clash his last time out after previously fighting to a draw against Keita Obara in a title eliminator.

"I think this could be one of my last great opportunities and I'm very excited for it," said Castillo. "Devon Alexander is a great boxer and I will have to be at my very best. Even though I've been out of the ring, my condition will not be a problem. I am 100 percent ready to give Alexander trouble. I am working very hard on a game plan to stop Alexander shock everyone."

The unbeaten Cruz (16-0, 11 KOs) has been very busy in 2017 as he steps into the ring for his fourth fight this year. The 27-year-old welterweight from St. Mary, Florida scored a unanimous decision victory over Alex Martin in a rematch in his last fight on June 27 after earning a split-decision in their first fight and beating Ali Mammadov in between.

The 30-year-old Grayton (15-1-1, 11 KOs) is coming off a technical draw against former champion Kermit Cintron in his last fight on March 17. Grayton, of Washington D.C., suffered the only loss of his career when he was stopped by technical knockout by Bryant Perrella on June 4, 2016 before returning to defeat Kareem Martin in August last year leading up to the Cintron fight.

For a complete look at Alexander vs Castillo, visit our fight page.

Cruz vs Martin Highlights: June 27, 2017.

Fight Night: Tue, Nov 21, 2017 - Coliseum, St. Petersburg, Florida

Former two-division world champion Devon Alexander scored a second-round knockdown on his way to a UD (100-89 X 2, 96-93) victory in his first fight back in more than two years.
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Alexander vs Castillo Highlights: November 21, 2017

Alexander vs Castillo Round by Round Fight Summary. Rounds are displayed numerically as columns. Each row will display one of the following: W for win, L for loss, KO for knockout, or TKO for technical knock out. An empty column means that data is not available.
Fighter Name 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Alexander No data available No data available No data available No data available
Castillo No data available No data available No data available No data available

Former two-division world champion Devon Alexander scored a second-round knockdown on his way to a UD victory in his first fight back in over two years.

Alexander vs Castillo

Former two-division world champion Devon Alexander scores UD win over Walter Castillo in his long-awaited return. (Douglas DeFelice/Premier Boxing Champions)

Returning to the ring for the first time in two years, Devon Alexander was sharp from the outset, using the skills that made him a two-division world champion to befuddle Nicaraguan slugger Walter Castillo. Alexander's jab found its' range from the beginning and he slowly began to work in straight left hands that he would land frequently to maintain control of the action.

In round two, Alexander scored a highlight-reel knockdown of Castillo as he landed a powerful pair of straight left hands sandwiched around a right uppercut. Castillo continued to try to walk Alexander down and stayed persistent in throwing power punches as much as he could over the course of the fight.

But Alexander proved to be too sharp throughout the welterweight affair, consistently avoiding Castillo's big punches and delivering his own varied and effective attack. After 10 rounds, Alexander was officially back in the win column with a unanimous decision by scores of 100-89 twice and 96-93

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Fight Night: Sat, Nov 18, 2017 - The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan, Las Vegas, Neveda

Smith vs Williams

Julian "J-Rock" Williams wins a unanimous decision victory over former 154-pound world champion Ishe Smith.
Smith vs Williams Round by Round Fight Summary. Rounds are displayed numerically as columns. Each row will display one of the following: W for win, L for loss, KO for knockout, or TKO for technical knock out. An empty column means that data is not available.
Fighter Name 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Smith No data available No data available No data available No data available
Williams No data available No data available No data available No data available

Julian "J-Rock" Williams wins a unanimous decision victory over former 154-pound world champion Ishe Smith.

Smith vs Williams

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It was anything but easy as Williams threw everything but the kitchen sink against Smith, who walked through his best shots and used his experience and top-level conditioning to make it a close fight. Ultimately, Williams (24-1-1, 15 KOs) prevailed via a tightly-contested ten-round decision. The scores didn't reflect how close of a fight it was, they read 99-91, 98-92, and 97-93 in favor of Williams.

Smith (29-9, 12 KOs) has never been known for being an action fighter, but Williams was able to bring it out of him. Williams forced Smith to exchange more than usual from the opening round onwards. Smith looked dedicated to targeting the body of Williams and did it with a lot of success beginning in the second round.

A headbutt in the second round caused a cut to open up near the left eye of Smith, and it immediately bothered him. Williams capitalized on the cut in the third round by opening up even more, landing some pretty heavy blows, including a straight right midway through the round that stopped Smith in his tracks.

The action continued to heat up as Williams tired a bit, the only stop in the action was when the two would clash heads and referee Russell Mora would halt things to examine both fighters.

Williams' aggressiveness is what cost him in a loss to Jermall Charlo for a 154-pound title a year ago. Against Smith, he didn't seem to tighten up his defense much, allowing Smith to answer back when Williams would open up.

Smith started timing Williams' jab with counter rights, which slowed Williams' attack a bit midway through the fight. There was a lot of back-and-forth but Williams seemed to get the better of it more often than not. Though all the rounds were pretty closely contested, the judges favored Williams' work and it earned him the nod.

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