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Jean Pascal Takes First Step in Becoming His Own Boss

By Rick Reeno

A press gathering was held on Wednesday, where former light heavyweight champion Jean Pascal announced the formation of his own promotional company, Jean Pascal Promotions. He also officially announced a two fight agreement where his brand new company will co-promote his next two fights with Canada's two leading promotional outfits, Groupe Yvon Michel (GYM) and InterBox.

Pascal (29-2-1, 17 KOs), 31-years-old, became a free agent in January after outpointing Canadian rival Lucian Bute. His promotional agreement with longtime promoter Yvon Michel had expired and he received numerous offers from a who's who of promotional players.

Pascal's good friend, Canadian boxer Antonin Decarie, has come on board as Director of Operations for Jean Pascal Promotions.

"I wanted to be my own boss, Pascal said. "They made me a great offer and I am pleased to join these two businessmen who have proven themselves in the field of boxing in Quebec. Rome was not built in a day. As president, I want to go step by step. Since the beginning of my career, everything I touched turned into gold. I hope this will also be the case this time."

Both Michel and Jean Bedard of InterBox are excited with the deal and hope the three company partnership will expand the reach of Canadian boxing.

"With Jean Pascal Promotions, the goal is not to divide the pie into smaller pieces, but to make it grow. We will be more competitive with this partnership," Michel said.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by WarMaidana on 04-17-2014

hopefully this fool doesnt pull an adonis and duck stevenson

Comment by DoktorSleepless on 04-16-2014

The guy has been injured s bunch of times. Inactivity is not his fault. Anyway nothing says your own man like being signed to two promoters.

Comment by -Kev- on 04-16-2014

Lol @ the Haymon bashing. [QUOTE=Box-Office;14435316]Barely fights is a fair comment and its annoying for me as a fan as well. As for top LHWs i mean win or lose he did fight Bute, Dawson and Hopkins.[/QUOTE] And Diaconu twice…

Comment by Box-Office on 04-16-2014

[QUOTE=Russian Crushin;14435337]Bute wasnt a top LHW and the 2nd Hopkins fight was in 2011[/QUOTE] Bute beat Grachev, Grachev within 15 fights held wins over Zsolt Erdei and gave Silakh his first loss. LHW with its lack of depth you dont…

Comment by ShoulderRoll on 04-16-2014

[QUOTE=Russian Crushin;14435249]For all this attention given to Pascal being a star and all that, the guy barely fights, especially top LHWs[/QUOTE] His LHW resume is still better than Kovalev's though.

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