PLANT CITY | Jean Pascal had things to prove against Meng Fanlong yesterday at Plant City. He can say mission accomplished when he signed a unanimous decision victory in a constant war.
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The judges gave cards of 115-112, 114-113 and 116-111 in favor of Pascal (36-6-1, 20 K.-O). He didn't steal it. Like his career, the Quebecer showed great resilience in this confrontation.
Rust stricken from inactivity, Pascal began the fight quietly. Fanlong (17-1, 10 K.-O) took control of the duel in the first three rounds.
Subsequently, Pascal set off. He clearly won the majority of rounds in the second half of the fight to get back on track. He even sent the Chinese to the floor at the end of the ninth round.
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