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 Last update:  4/15/2014       Read more by Luke Furman         
   
Jean Pascal Inks Promotional With GYM, InterBox
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By Luke Furman

According to multiple sources in Canada, former champion Jean Pascal (29-2-1, 17KOs) has signed a co-promotional agreement with Groupe Yvon Michel (GYM) and InterBox. Previously, GYM had an exclusive promotional with Pascal, but that agreement ran out after Pascal's January decision win over Canadian rival Lucian Bute.

Pascal was one of the biggest free agents on the market and he was considering offers from Top Rank and Lou DiBella.

The agreement comes at a very crucial time, as promoter Yvon Michel of GYM is starting a brand new business relationship with Showtime. One of Michel's star fighters, WBC champion Adonis Stevenson, will make his Showtime debut on May 24th.

The signing of Pascal may certainly affect the immediate future of WBO champion Sergey Kovalev, who recently signed a multi-fight deal with HBO but finds himself with very few options that are lucrative. The other three champions - Stevenson, Beibut Shumenov and Bernard Hopkins are fighting on Showtime.

Luke Furman covers boxing for bokser.org.

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comment by kombayn, on 04-20-2014
[QUOTE=Hougigo]Didn't know he made his own Jean Pascal launches Jean Pascal Promotions and partners with @interboxca and @yvonmichelGYM for next 2 fights (in 2014) @jeanpascalchamp— Philippe St-Martin (@BoxRec_Canada) April 17, 2014 [/QUOTE] Smart man, he wants to fight Top Rank's to...

comment by daggum, on 04-16-2014
[QUOTE=Pound4PoundStud]According to you armchair experts here, Adonis is "ducking" Kovalev but the bottom line is this, fighters go where ever they feel they can get the most money. Adonis will simply make more money with Al Haymon and Showtime rather than being an HBO fighter. The tide is tu...

comment by Hougigo, on 04-16-2014
Didn't know he made his own Jean Pascal launches Jean Pascal Promotions and partners with @interboxca and @yvonmichelGYM for next 2 fights (in 2014) @jeanpascalchamp— Philippe St-Martin (@BoxRec_Canada) April 17, 2014

comment by uncommon, on 04-15-2014
Doesn't really matter what Showtime does as they don't have Kovalev. Who ever comes out of Showtime in a year, after Hopkins retires, is going to be looking like a paper tiger without a Kovalev match.

comment by kombayn, on 04-15-2014
It's a smart move on his part since he's not managed by Al Haymon, he can still fight on HBO & Showtime, two networks he's been apart of. I just hope he doesn't go with Lucien Bute rematch right away, that would be terrible. I suspect a double-header is possible with Jürgen Brähmer defending h...

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