Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Jean Pascal Talks Hopkins-Dawson Rematch, Title Goal

By Ryan Burton
 
At their recent convention in Las Vegas, the WBC ordered an immediate rematch between Bernard Hopkins and Chad Dawson.  Their October fight ended in the 2nd round after Hopkins was thrown to the ground and was unable to continue due to an injured shoulder.  The fight bombed both at the box office and sold less than 50,000 pay-per-view buys.
 
BoxingScene.com caught up with former WBC light heavyweight champion Jean Pascal to get his opinion on the ruling.

"That was the right thing to do because the last fight was a no contest so they had no choice but to do that.  May the best man win (the rematch)," Pascal told BoxingScene.com
 
 "I don't have a lot to say because the fight only lasted two rounds.  It was too early to say that Dawson would have won because we know that Hopkins starts to pick it up after the fifth round.  Hopkins has a lot of experience. Was he faking or not?  Only God knows.  We have to give him the benefit of the doubt.  He is 46 years old.  He is an old man."
 
Pascal has been in the ring with both Hopkins and Dawson.  In 2010 he defeated Dawson via technical decision in August and battled Hopkins to a controversial draw in December.   In his rematch with Hopkins this past May, Pascal dropped a close decision.  The fighter of Haitian descent wouldn't predict a winner should a rematch between Hopkins and Dawson take place.  He did however say that he wants to face the winner.
 
"That is going to be a technical fight. I want to fight the winner of the rematch," stated Pascal.  "I want my title back.  Hopkins beat me once but it was a close fight.  In the first fight they gave me a draw and I thought I won so I don't understand that.  I am not like Hopkins.  I am not going to cry like a baby.  I am a grown man.  I am going back to the gym and will be working harder."
 
The loss to Hopkins was Pascal's only fight in 2011.  The Quebec, Canada based fighter finished our conversation by saying that he hopes to be back in the ring soon.
 
"It is hard to make fights.  As you know boxing is a business.  I am still waiting and training and staying in shape so I will be ready.  I hope to be back in the ring early next year," Pascal told Boxingscene.com
 
Send questions or comments to
[email protected] Follow Ryan on Twitter @ringsidewriter and tune in to The Boxing Lab, Boxingscene's official audio on Tuesdays. The show is hosted by Ernie Gabion, Luis Sandoval and Ryan Burton

Tags: Jean Pascal image  
User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Durwood on 01-01-2012

I heard he fights Ismayl Sillakh next. He's got trouble there if he just keeps on with the Pascal pot shots.

Comment by JKidd2624 on 01-01-2012

[QUOTE=Rip Chudd;11621832]What's the deal with this dude? He's done nothing but sit around since the Hopkins loss. I know he didn't want to give Don King options on his next fight which is why he isn't fighting Cloud but he…

Comment by kayfoo on 01-01-2012

[QUOTE=woo9115;11621629]Pascal could be active and fight someone. There's Cloud (IBF), Cleverly (WBO, Diaconu, Erdei, Shumenov (WBA), Murat, Campillo, and Sillakh... All Top 10 Light Heavyweights... His last fight was a close decision lost to Hopkins... You're going to wait for…

Comment by billfifty on 01-01-2012

[QUOTE=amayseng;11621530]why? because chad landed 4 punches in 2 rounds and was so frustrated that every time he set his feet hopkins bounced and he couldnt get shots off ??? seems to me that chad lost his composure with the shoulder…

Comment by Rip Chudd on 01-01-2012

What's the deal with this dude? He's done nothing but sit around since the Hopkins loss. I know he didn't want to give Don King options on his next fight which is why he isn't fighting Cloud but he might…

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (12)
Top Headlines Michael Devine Announces Retirement From Boxing Ohara Davies: Mayweather Advised TMT Boxers To Avoid Me Javier Fortuna Extends Pact With Sampson Boxing Hasim Rahman Jr. Pro Debut Pushed Back To April 14 Jean Pascal To Nick Diaz: You Coward, Don't Talk Sh*t - Fight Me! Lemieux vs. Reyes, Diaz vs. Avila Added To Canelo-Chavez Saunders To Golovkin: If You Have a Pair of Balls, Sign The Contract! Team GB Release Four Fighters: Bateson, Cameron, Marshall, Davies Hearn: Crolla Should Get at Least 1 Million For Flanagan Bout Porter Thinks Chavez Won't Be an Easy Fight For Canelo Lemieux May Land on Canelo-Chavez, Future Foe For Canelo? Okolie on Burns vs. Indongo: Great To Be On Another Big Bill Golden Boy's Diaz: I Felt Jacobs Beat Golovkin, Canelo Will Too! Jorge Linares vs. Anthony Crolla II: Post-Fight Report Card Langford: If No Golovkin Deal, Saunders Will Have To Face Me! Josh Taylor Impressed With Recent Win, Expects a Big Future Hearn: Eubank Contacted Me For Bellew Catch-Weight Fight! Liam Smith vs. Liam Williams: Jimmy Kilrain Kelly Breaks it Down Keenan Smith Tops Card in Atlantic City on April 22 Buster Douglas: Pacquiao Would Beat Mayweather, Maybe By KO Kyotara Fujimoto vs. Herman Ene-Purcell in Play For May Boxing's Pound For Pound Debate Is Tougher Than Ever Golovkin's Coach Fires Back at Kell Brook, Ingle Over Fight Claims Evander Holyfield vs. Lagos Politician - Exhibition Fight on May 25 Photos: Yvan Mendy Gets Win Before Near Empty Venue Ray Robinson Stops Claudinei Lacerda in Seven Rounds Golovkin's Coach Reacts To 'Keyboard Judges' Saying Jacobs Won Kovalev Shreds Ward: My Goal is To Knock Him Out! Hunter Says Andre Ward Can Still Make 168 For Golovkin Fight Murat Gassiev To Make First Defense in May or June Aldo Doubts Mayweather-McGregor Gets Beyond UFC Obstacles Marquez Tabs Golovkin as Boxing's New Pound-For-Pound King Anthony Karperis Stops Scott Burrell in Four Rounds Cedric Vitu-Marcello Matano IBF Eliminator For Jarett Hurd Shot Mayweather: 'Triple L' Golovkin Came Up Short, I'd Work Him Over! Lawrence Okolie To Box On Burns vs. Indongo In Glasgow Anthony Crolla Not Ruling Out Move To Junior Welterweight Rob Brant To Take Stay Busy Fight, Then Murata-N'dam Winner Photos: Jorge Linares Dominates Anthony Crolla - MEGA Gallery Porter Hopes Pacquiao Retires, Says Khan Has Skills To Beat Anyone
Advertisement
Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement