Bute vs. Pascal Announcement is Expected Shortly

By Luke Furman

The Canadian super-fight between Jean Pascal (27-2, 16KOs) and Lucian Bute (31-1, 24KOs) is reportedly done and all of the osbstacles have been cleared. A formal announcement is expected shortly for May 25th at Olympic Stadium in Montreal. The match will take place at light heavyweight, with Bute moving up from his career weight of 168-pounds. Promoters InterBox and Groupe Yvon Michel have agreed on all of terms.

At the moment, sources are stating that Bute-Pascal will be shown by HBO - with the rematch between Carl Froch and Mikkel Kessler being televised by the network on the same night. An agreement was worked out with WBC light heavyweight Chad Dawson, who was scheduled to face Pascal on the same night.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Chris Collins on 03-15-2013

Bute looked like sh1t against grachev, getting brutalized by froch may have ruined him though he was well over hyped anyway. I'd have picked pascal to ko bute years ago anyway but now I am very sure, even if pascal…

Comment by BartBears on 03-15-2013

Bute wins easily, if anyone wants to bet on Pascal.....let me know

Comment by G22 on 03-15-2013

[QUOTE]Bute wins this fight easily. Pascal has stopped fighting hard all the time and adopted the Ray Leonard "fight for the round in the last 30 seconds strategy." The old Pascal that came to fight,like Froch fight, would have a…

Comment by deanrw on 03-14-2013

[QUOTE=simbros;13145753]still missing one signature [IMG][/IMG][/QUOTE] It does not look like it will be long before it is signed: [URL=""][B]Jean Pascal[/B] ‏@[B]jeanpascalchamp[/B] [/URL] Having dinner with [URL=""]@[B]jeanbedardcage[/B][/URL] [URL=""]@[B]InterBoxBute[/B][/URL] [URL=""]@[B]interboxca[/B][/URL]. Pascal said something about wanting to be paid in full. I guess…

Comment by simbros on 03-14-2013

[QUOTE=The Smash;13145769]I guy I know can flawlessly copy signatures; show me what Pascal's look like and I'll get him to sign the contract and get this party started.[/QUOTE] lol :rofl:

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