Jean Pascal vs. Adrian Diaconu (2nd meeting)
2009-12-11 : Jean Pascal 174 lbs beat Adrian Diaconu 174½ lbs by UD in round 12 of 12
- Location: Bell Centre, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
- Referee: Michael Griffin
- Judge: Claude Paquette 117-111
- Judge: Julie Lederman 117-111
- Judge: Dick Flaherty 118-110
In a battle of Canadian fighters broadcast live over the internet, Jean Pascal retained his Light Heavyweight title in a rematch with Adrian Diaconu. The bout was much closer than scoring indicated, as Pascal gave away some rounds due to an injured shoulder, aggravating an old injury. The first four rounds appeared even, when Pascal returned to his corner with right shoulder troubles, giving him the most trouble in rounds five and ten. It appeared his trainer was able to pop the shoulder back in before the start of round 11. Pascal landed alot of flurry combinations throughout this contest, while Diaconu was effective with a left jab which scored consistently at times and managed to pin Pascal on the ropes several times while scoring but failed to capitalize. Pascal won the last two rounds clearly, throwing power punches with both hands as Diaconu either covered up or grabbed on just to survive but rarely punched back. The Canadian Press scored the bout 116-114, while the live commentor scored it 115-113, still for Pascal, with Pascal winning the last two rounds on those scorecards to verify the victory.