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Pascal-Hopkins II, Dawson-Andrade in Play For May 21

By Chris LaBate

It seems that everything is set for Jean Pascal (26-1-1, 16 KOs) to defend his WBC/IBO light heavyweight titles in a rematch with Bernard Hopkins (51-5-2, 32 KOs) on May 21. They fought to controversial majority draw on December 18 in Quebec City. HBO has picked up the fight, where Showtime had televised the initial bout. The rematch may once again take place in Quebec.

"It's confirmed and it should take place on May 21," announced Pascal's promoter Yvon Michel, President of GYM. "The Showtime network also wanted the fight, but HBO was faster on the trigger. I know that Golden Boy Promotions have arranged everything with Hopkins and we on our side, we will do the same with Jean. Regarding the site, we are in discussions, but we are confident that this will take place in Quebec."

Regarding ex-beltholder Chad Dawson (29-1, 17 KOs), who has a contractual clause to get the first shot at Pascal [after the Hopkins fight], Michel says he is going to appear in the co-feature against Librado Andrade, or former champion Adrian Diaconu.

"HBO wanted to broadcast a fight between Jean and Dawson, but they preferred to see our boxer against Hopkins. Instead, Dawson will fight most likely on the undercard of Hopkins-Pascal. I can also confirm that it will against an opponent like Librado Andrade or Adrian Diaconu, two boxers who are well known here," Michel said.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by deuce_drop on 02-09-2011

[QUOTE=djtmal;10083657]only time hopkins is in demand is when the media needs a race bait quote...[/QUOTE] maybe dawson needs to take a lesson on self promotion from hopkins, because he couldn't even draw a bath............ and hopkins has never been in…

Comment by djtmal on 02-09-2011

[QUOTE=deuce_drop;10083506]i just want to know what the hell dawson has done to deserve being the man at 175, and be the man in demand? i don't get it? beating johnson twice, tarver twice, both in non exciting fashion. adamek was…

Comment by deuce_drop on 02-09-2011

i just want to know what the hell dawson has done to deserve being the man at 175, and be the man in demand? i don't get it? beating johnson twice, tarver twice, both in non exciting fashion. adamek was…

Comment by daggum on 02-09-2011

[QUOTE=Iceta Lives;10083465]A stipulation of Hopkins taking the rematch with Pascal is that he has to fight Chad Dawson if he wins the rematch just like Pascal has to rematch Dawson if he beats Hopkins in this rematch. So will these…

Comment by Iceta Lives on 02-09-2011

A stipulation of Hopkins taking the rematch with Pascal is that he has to fight Chad Dawson if he wins the rematch just like Pascal has to rematch Dawson if he beats Hopkins in this rematch. So will these idiotic…

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