WHO WON the WEEKEND? Pascal? Kownacki? The NYF Squad Weighs In


Time to ask the question…Who won the weekend? Me, I thought Jean Pascal took the honors…C’mon now, who among you had JP downing Marcus Browne.

I will wait…


None of youse…

JP, enjoy! NYF squad, what say you all?

“The “Heavy Hitters” of Adam Kownacki and Chris Arreola won the weekend,” said Abe Gonzalez. “Talk about punch output, these two men set the Compubox record for heavyweights in what was a highly entertaining fight on Saturday night! This was a huge win for the fox programming but these two heavyweights stole the show and continued the momentum that heavyweight boxing has had this year!”

“His rogue style and long-in-the-tooth status could make him “the butt” of concern– if not jokes among the polished, but I thought Jean Pascal won the weekend with his eighth round technical decision mugging of Marcus Browne to claim interim light heavyweight championship status,” said John Gatling.  “That fight actually overshadowed the Premier Boxing Champions main event featuring Adam Kownacki Vs Chris Arreola at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, which was hard to do considering the amount of violent leather infused blubber tossed around by those two. Pascal bombed and dropped Browne on multiple occasions with thunderous left hooks in between being roundly outboxed  much of the way. Whatever he does next will be a win for fight fans, because in the talent rich 175lb stratosphere at the top, there’s not a boring match-up that can be made with him.”

Who, won that weekend, Kelsey McCarson? “Jean Pascal won the weekend. The 36-year-old former champ was a huge underdog to previously undefeated American Marcus Browne, but scored three knockdowns and even a timely accidental headbutt to nip the 28-year-old on the scorecards 75-74 all three ways. Pascal is a crafty, tough and solid pro. But what made this win so special is that it just seemed fate was on his side. Now Pascal has an interim title belt as well as a path toward getting at least one more legit world title shot before the end of his fine career.”

“Jean Pascal rose from the dead to steal away Marcus Browne’s ‘0.’ I’m not saying Browne is the second coming, but he was – I repeat WAS – an undefeated fighter with a UD over Badou Jack in his previous bout,” said newly-wed David Phillips. “Whereas Pascal had lost 4 of his last 8 fights. While the fight may have ended due to a nasty accidental headbutt to Browne’s dome, Pascal was up on all three cards and had put Browne on the canvas three times. If there is anyone who says they saw that coming, well, let’s just say you don’t need a lie detector to know they are full of shit. This may be the most surprising result of 2019.”

“Surprisingly, Chris Arreola found a way to win the weekend in defeat,” said Jeremy Herriges. “Adam Kownacki won convincingly against Arreola and deserves credit for his achievement and continued rise through the ranks. However, at 38 years old Arreola was a 10-1 underdog, and most thought he couldn’t last 12 rounds with Kownacki. With a broken hand for the majority of the bout, Arreola found a way to throw a record-setting 1.125 punches. Arreola elevated his game to a new level with heart and determination. He has been knocked out three times in his career, but if he does retire, most will remember this courageous display against all odds. He lost the fight but turned in an inspiring performance that will boost his legacy in boxing.

Mark Fratto, talk to me! “The Yankees won the weekend,” Fratto said.



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Editor/publisher Michael Woods became addicted to boxing in 1990, when Buster Douglas shocked the world with his demolition of the fearsome Mike Tyson. The Brooklyn-based journalist Woods has covered the sport since then, for ESPN The Magazine,, ESPN New York, RING, and he was editor of from 2007-2015. Woods is also an accomplished blow by blow and color man, having done work for Top Rank, DiBella Entertainment, EPIX, and numerous other organizations.

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