Badou Jack and Richard Rivera boxed a uncommon four-minute spherical resulting from a shambolic error from the timekeeper of their battle on Saturday night time in Saudi Arabia.
The cruiserweight conflict courted controversy on the Oleksandr Usyk vs Anthony Joshua undercard, because it additionally resulted in a contentious break up resolution.
Former super-middleweight champion Jack as soon as boxed world title bouts in opposition to British champions George Groves and James DeGale.
He famously beat Groves again in 2015 and drew with DeGale in 2017.
Jack additionally moved as much as light-heavyweight and beat Nathan Cleverly for a secondary belt, however was unable to dethrone Adonis Stevenson in his world title battle within the division.
Now, at age 38, he’s up at cruiserweight.
On this new division, he appears to be like removed from his youthful finest as he struggled to familiarize yourself with Rivera at instances throughout their battle.
To his credit score although, Jack battled again into the competition and had explicit success in the direction of the tip of spherical eight.
This was aided by the timekeeper’s stunning mistake.
As per ordinary, the clock on the TV display screen disappeared because the spherical reached its three-minute conclusion.
To the shock of the fighters, commentators and viewers nonetheless, the bell didn’t ring.
As a substitute, the pair carried on combating for a full minute extra, by which Jack had loads of success.
On the finish of the bout some argued that it helped him win the break up resolution.
The judges scored the competition 96-94, 96-94, 94-96, with two in favour of Jack.
Rivera was removed from proud of the defeat.