Adrian Diaconu vs. Jean Pascal (1st meeting)

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2009-06-19 : Adrian Diaconu 173¼ lbs lost to Jean Pascal 174¼ lbs by UD in round 12 of 12

Aired on: Versus (Main Event)


  • Adrian Diaconu 26-0 (15 KOs) vs. Jean Pascal 22-1 (15 KOs)
  • Diaconu entered as the # 8 light heavyweight in the world according to The Ring Magazine. Pascal, an even-money underdog, was unranked by the same publication.
  • For Diaconu, it was his 11th professional bout to be held at The Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec. For Pascal, also a resident of Quebec, it was his 3rd appearance at the venue.
  • Diaconu sustained a cut under the right eye in round seven and sported a puff under the left eye by round nine.
  • Pascal scored a knockdown in round five with a left hook to the head. A second knockdown from a right-left-right to the head, was ruled a slip.
  • Versus blows: Pascal 193/540 36%, Diaconu 153/501 31%.


"My game plan was to dance and use my footwork because I’m faster than him and smarter than him. I knew he would get tired later on in the fight. I think my gas tank was running low at the end but I did my best and I threw some bombs. At the end I was exhausted but happy with the way I fought. I knew that when he got tired I’d have the advantage and that is why I’m the new champion!"[1] - Jean Pascal in his post-fight interview