By Ryan Burton
BoxingScene.com recently caught up with former light heavyweight champion Jean Pascal (27-2-1, 16KOs) to talk about his upcoming fight against former super middleweight champion Lucian Bute (31-1, 24KOs). Although both fighters were born in different countries, Montreal, Quebec serves as the home base for both men who consistently draw big crowds in the Canadian province. Pascal said he was very excited to finally be able to meet his rival in the ring.
"This is going to be a nice fight. It's been like five years that I've been chasing Lucian Bute. I've been chasing him for the fans, not for me, because we can have two champions in town but we can only have one boss and I'm the boss. I am going to show the fans that I'm the man in my town," Pascal told BoxingScene.
The fight takes place on May 25th at the Bell Centre and will be televised by HBO. Even though the fight is still over a month out, it is nearly sold out.
Pascal said that the fight, which many consider to be the biggest in Canadian boxing history, already has the city buzzing. He recognizes the importance of the fight and is confident that he will leave the ring with his hand raised as the winner.
"It's crazy. The town is on fire. For us (Canadians) its like Mayweather-Pacquiao. It's like the Super Bowl. The fight is crazy. It's going to be the biggest fight in Canadian boxing history and I'm going to win big as well," Pascal confidently stated.
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Tags: Jean Pascal , Lucian Bute , Bute-Pascal , Bute vs. Pascal