James vs DeMarco HIGHLIGHTS: July 13, 2019 - PBC on FS1
Welterweight contender and Minneapolis-native Jamal “Shango” James defeated former world champion Antonio DeMarco by unanimous decision Saturday in an exciting action fight that headlined FS1 PBC Fight Night and on FOX Deportes from The Armory in Minneapolis.
"It was electric in here,” said James. “There's no better place to fight than The Armory in Minneapolis. You can tell watching it on TV across the nation. This is a new home for boxing.”
James looked to use his height and reach early to jab the hard-charging former world champion DeMarco, but in round two DeMarco hurt James against the ropes and teed off against the hometown favorite. James was able to survive and land big shots of his own in an exciting round that set the tone for the rest of the 10-round duel. The fighters combined to land 45 power punches in the frame, according to CompuBox.
"I listened to my corner and adjusted when I had to adjust,” said James. “He was a strong fighter and a former world champion, but we stepped it up and got the win. DeMarco just had a certain type of will power that separates the great fighters. A lot of fighters have skill, but that will power separates him from the mediocre ones. We both bit down for 10 rounds.”
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