WATCH: Badou Jack landed a hook on the referee in his fight against James DeGale
James DeGale's unification bout with Badou Jack in New York was full of talking points.
We had the controversy over the scoring, where neither fighter's camp seemed happy with the majority draw decision.
DeGale took plenty of punishment en route to holding on to his IBF super-middleweight belt, including the loss of a tooth or two, but he wasn't the only one.
— N. Martin Domin (@martin_domin) January 15, 2017
Referee Arthur Mercante Jr was almost knocked off his feet midway through the fight as he stepped in to pull the fighters apart.
Jack caught the ref, completely by accident, and had to more or less catch him to stop him from plummeting to the ground.
After the initial shock, Mercante appeared to regain his composure as quickly as could be expected. What a pro.
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