Chance and De Jesus met Saturday night in a rematch of their September bout that ended in a majority draw. Their rivalry dates back to a 2018 amateur duel won by Chance via split-decision.
Chance had a majority of his success when he was able to keep the distance and work off of his jab, while De Jesus gained confidence throughout the fight, navigating the distance and landing hard shots on the inside. While De Jesus threw more punches (223-182), it was Chance who owned the 59-48 edge in punches landed, connecting on 32% to De Jesus’ 22%.
In a physical final round that saw the two men exchange low blows in search of an exclamation point to their longstanding rivalry, it was Chance who boxed his way to victory via split decision. One judge scored the bout 58-56 for De Jesus, but was overruled by scores of 59-55 and 58-56 for Chance.
“The key to the fight was my jab,” said Chance. “I just had to stick with that throughout the fight and have fun. I stayed much more disciplined and focused than I did in the first fight. I can’t wait to do it again. I’m going to keep building and having fun in 2022.”
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