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Video: Ex-UFC fighter TKO’d by former world champion Jean Pascal in boxing match

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Former UFC fighter Steve Bosse’s (1-1, 1 KO) second professional boxing match took place on Friday night in Quebec, and to the surprise of no one, former WBC light-heavyweight (175 lbs) champion Jean Pascal (33-5-1, 20 KOs) was able to finish him, even at a heavier weight class than he’s accustomed to, contesting this at cruiserweight (200 lbs).

On-site commentary suggests that Pascal spent a decent chunk of the fight not taking his opponent seriously. Nevertheless, Pascal dropped Bosse with a left hook in round 3, but the ex-ice hockey enforcer was able to beat the count.

Video here: (via PSTM09)

Apart from round 2, ringside observers gave Pascal every round up until the 8th, when another monstrous left hook floored Bosse for a second time. While Bosse was able to get up, the referee waived the fight off, so it goes down as a TKO win for Pascal, who’d retired in December 2017 only to announce his return to take on the entertaining MMA fighter.

Here’s the ending:

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Bosse was lauded for stepping into the ring with a world-class opponent, as well as showing a great chin despite taking several flush head shots throughout the fight.

Steve’s toughness is something MMA fans had seen when he engaged in a three-round brawl vs. Sean O’Connell, which proved to be his last UFC appearance before making a career switch to pro boxing. That said, this fight should’ve never been sanctioned, and the best you can hope out of this is that Bosse got paid a decent amount of money for an event that apparently was a box office flop. Mayweather vs. McGregor this was not, although the outcome of the MMA fighter losing to the pro boxer in a boxing match was the same.

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