Dervin Colina came to fight. But Colina couldn’t do much with a world-class operator like Badou Jack, who stalked him from the opening bell. Jack blasted Dervin Colina to the canvas on three occasions to secure a fourth-round stoppage victory in Miami.
The 33-year-old Venezuelan landed a hard right hand to Badou Jack’s face at the end of the first round of their light-heavyweight bout. But Jack barely blinked.
Early in the fourth, Jack dropped Colina with a straight right hand to the head, and then floored him again minutes later with a right hand to the rib cage.
Colina climbed back to his feet and kept fighting, even tagging Jack with a right uppercut, but the veteran pro overwhelmed him.
Jack dropped Colina by the ropes and then bludgeoned him back to the canvas twice more before the fight was waved off. One more right hand to the body sent Colina back to the canvas, and because it was the third knockdown in the round, it triggered an automatic, merciful stoppage.
“I’m a much better fighter than he is, so the plan was to maneuver him out, and everything would go the way of it. But he deserves respect. He came here to fight,” Badou Jack said in his victory interview in the ring.
Colina, fighting in the United States for the first time, is now 15-1. Jack’s record improves to 24-3-3. He said after the fight that he plans to move up to cruiserweight, with its 200-pound limit.
Jack, who is now 37-years old, has plans to move up to another weight class to try and capture a title in the cruiserweight division.
“My goal is to be a three-division champion,” Jack said to Showtime’s Mauro Ranallo in a post-fight interview. “I don’t like cutting weight. So I’m going to speak with my team to see what I’m going to do next.”