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Stevenson/Jack 2 - Already In The Works?

WBC would consider a rematch for the WBC light-heavyweight title.

By Aaron Cooper   - @intuboxingfm

IntuBoxing has learned that the WBC WOULD consider a rematch between WBC light-heavyweight champion, Adonis Stevenson & Badou Jack. 

The governing body has gone on record to say that should Jack's team headed by Floyd Mayweather's Mayweather Promotions make a request for a rematch then they would consider the request and potentially delay Stevenson's mandatory defense against WBC 'interim' titleholder, Oleksandr Gvozdyk. 

Last Saturday night at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto saw a fight of two halves. With Stevenson taking control early in the fight, before Jack roared back in the second half, taking advantage of Stevenson badly fading from round six. Although Stevenson did have Jack hurt with a terrific body shot in the eleventh. Two of the three scoring judges ruled the fight a draw, while the third ruled in favour of the challenger. This result seemingly enough to consider a rematch request given how close the fight was, and that neither judge ruled in favour of its champion.

The fight has split opinion across the boxing world, the divide being many. Although the general consensus is there really was no clear winner. It was the very definition of a 'pick em' fight.

It remains to be seen what will happen next. Badou Jack has jetted off to Dubai with his family, so I expect no decision from him in the immediate future. However, with the division's other champions all in action over the coming months, a rematch with Stevenson appears to be his best shot at winning a second world title at the weight. 

There is plenty of talk of how badly Stevenson faded and whether at 40 years of age he will want to put his body through another brutal camp to then go through a grueling fight. News in some quarters reports that Stevenson may instead elect to retire.

For Oleksandr Gvozdyk, he must now patiently wait on the sidelines to see what his future holds. Gvozdyk claimed the interim belt in March against Frenchman, Medhi Amar on the undercard of Jose Ramirez and Amir Imam's challenge for the WBC super-lightweight title.