By Rick Reeno
Former WBC/IBO light heavyweight champion Jean Pascal (26-2, 16KOs) is not expecting fireworks in the upcoming championship fight between Bernard Hopkins (52-5-2, 32KOs) and Chad Dawson (30-1, 17KOs), which takes place on October 15 at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. Pascal won an eleven round technical decision over Dawson last August. He fought Hopkins to a controversial draw in December and lost a close decision in their May rematch.
Pascal credits Dawson with having the necessary skills to win the fight, but it's too close to call for the Canadian star. Because of their technical styles, Pascal expects a boring fight.
"It's sad to say, but I think that it's going to be a boring fight because both of them are technical. Myself, I like to bang and I like to make a show, so that's why the fights against Hopkins were really exciting. Dawson, he has a slow pace. And Hopkins, he also has a slow pace. So I think that it's going to be a boring fight. Dawson has the technique to beat Hopkins, but the thing is - Hopkins is an old fox. He knows all of the dirty tricks in the game. It's a tough call [on who would win]. I wouldn't [bet] my house on this fight," Pascal told BoxingScene.com.