Old dudes showed more than a little something Saturday night in Brooklyn, at Barclays Center, and on Fox free TV.
No older dude did it better than Jean Pascal, who knocked Marcus Browne down three times and won a TD, after a clash of heads had them looking to the cards in the eighth.
Light heavyweight titles Browne was 23-0 and Pascal (34-6-1) looked to get under his skin when he mocked the Staten Island boxer for having been grabbed up by law enforcement four times for paying his ex unwanted attention, at the Thursday presser.
A 10-7 round, via two knockdowns, gave Pascal, the 36 year old Canadian, the margin of victory.
The right hand was finding a home on the New Yorker, and round 7, the two knockdown, that saw Browne get saved by the bell. A clash of heads ripped a slit on Browne's left eye and the ref and docs decided to pull the plug.
In the main event, Chris Arreola, at age 38, proved he had a bit left in the tank. Him and Adam Kownacki combined to throw and land more punches than any other two heavies in the age of CompuBox punch counting, for the record. 2,172 tosses, for the record. Literally, for the record…
But the Pole Kownacki, age 30, threw more and landed more…so he scored a 118-110, 117-111, 117-111 UD12.
Post-fight, AK said it wasn't his best performance, and he wants to put more combos together and be better with his head movement. Kownacki told Deontay Wilder, who worked the analyst chair, with Lennox Lewis, asked the Pole how he'd beat him? Volume, he said, cracking up.
Wale Omotoso scored a W over Curtis Stevens, in round 3, as Curtis was welcomed rudely to 154.
His ability to stand up to punches didn't seem right, from the get go, so making 154 wasn't for the ex middleweight.
He went down a total of three times and the ref pulled the plug after two in the third. Stevens didn't protest all that much.
Stevens is 34, so yes, this vet didn't enjoy the aura that some of the the other grayer beards soaked up…