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Team Sillakh is Ready: Jean Pascal, He Needs To Step Up

By Rick Reeno

Ivaylo Gotzev, manager of undefeated light heavyweight prospect Ismayl Sillakh (17-0, 14KOs), advised BoxingScene.com that negotiations are ongoing to finalize a fight with former WBC champion Jean Pascal (26-2-1, 16KOs). At last December's WBC convention in Las Vegas, the sanctioning body ordered Sillakh and Pascal to face each other for the mandatory postion. The winner would challenge the victor of the Bernard Hopkins-Chad Dawson rematch, which is scheduled for April 28th in Atlantic City. Showtime is interested in televising Pascal-Sillakh.

"At this point, at least there is something postive that's happening. We had a conversation with Pascal's promoter [Yvon Michel]. He expressed interest in the fight. This should be a fight that the networks should be fighting over. They would get a glimpse at a future star in this sport. Sillakh is no longer flying under the radar, he's been detected as an up and coming superstar. We've been patient through these negotiations. When the WBC first ordered the tournament [to set a mandatory], everyone bolted. Then this came up in December. The time has come for Pascal to step up," Gotzev told BoxingScene.com.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Rustyboy82 on 02-03-2012

Who's going to want to fight Sillakh? A super tough fight for any LHW, and a guaranteed future titleholder, who, at this stage, is not much of a draw. Very high risk/low reward. I hope someone has the balls to…

Comment by sd southpaw on 02-02-2012

bout time sillakh gets a shot, light heavys are in trouble

Comment by Tiozzo on 02-02-2012

Michel doesn't want that fight.

Comment by NearHypnos on 02-02-2012

Sit him down with his tight jeans.

Comment by Ogecca MaMa on 02-02-2012

about the time to make it happen

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