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Pascal Rejects WBC Tourney, But Willing To Face Erdei

By Rick Reeno

Last week, the WBC ordered a four-man light heavyweight tournament to determine a mandatory challenger to the reigning champion, Bernard Hopkins. In the first leg of the tournament, Chris Henry would face Ismayl Sillakh, while former WBC champion Jean Pascal would fight undefeated Zsolt Erdei.

Pascal (26-2, 16KOs), who does have several options on the table, doesn't see any reason to bind himself to a two-fight tournament with the WBC. Pascal is coming off back to back fights with Hopkins, and he is certainly the biggest draw among the four fighters selected by the WBC. And, he realizes that even if he wins the tournament there is nothing set in stone that Hopkins, age 46, will still be around or even willing to entertain a third meeting.

He did indicate to BoxingScene that a fight with Erdei (33-0, 18KOs) does peak his interest, and he would be willing to face him outside of the WBC tournament - if a television date is locked down for the fight.

"That's a nice tournament, and I thank the WBC for putting together a nice thing, but I think that I'm going to choose another option because I have so many options right now that I don't think that I'm going to be a part of that tournament," Pascal told BoxingScene.com.

"To fight twice to become the mandatory to my ex-title.....that makes no sense to me. But like I said, I have so many options right now that we have to see what's best for me."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Tiozzo on 07-29-2011

Upon watching an old Erdei fight in which he had to go life and death with a former champ not nearly as talented as Pascal, frenchman Sahnoune, I pick Pascal to finally take that Erdei fraud out of the title…

Comment by b0ndsj0ns20 on 07-29-2011

Pascal doesn't need that, he needs to fight Cloud. That is the fight I want to see, and it would be an all action, fan friendly fight.

Comment by Bushbaby on 07-29-2011

What's wrong with Pascal,decent work,decent pay.Money guaranteed.

Comment by Mr. Philadel on 07-29-2011

[QUOTE=The Devil;10915239]Why would Pascal enter a tournament where the grand prize is a third ass whooping from a damn near 50 year old man?[/QUOTE] :rofl::rofl: / thread....:fing02:....STILL lmfao...nice!!!

Comment by SCtrojansbaby on 07-29-2011

[QUOTE=leemoorcroft;10915263]zolst is one the worse champs dats been in years how the fuk shes got 0 stil i dont know pascal k,o in 5[/QUOTE] You're stupid

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