Canadian stars Jean Pascal and Lucian Bute had a tense face to face at the final press conference for this Saturday's showdown at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Canada. The Canadian super-fight will be televised by HBO. Bute, the former IBF super middleweight champion, is moving up in weight to challenge Pascal at 175-pounds. Pascal held the WBC's light heavyweight crown at the weight.
During the face-off, the boxer's respective promoters began to separate them, but cooler heads prevailed and the two boxers shook hands.