Adonis Stevenson Hopes Pascal Wins, Not Impressed By Bivol

By Luke Furman

WBC light heavyweight champion Adonis Stevenson is hoping that his countryman, Jean Pascal, wins big this coming weekend in Atlantic City.

Pascal will challenge undefeated WBA light heavyweight world champion Dmitry Bivol - who Stevenson is not very impressed with.

"Dmitry Bivol is a good boxer, but he's the most vulnerable champion in light heavyweight, in my opinion," said Stevenson to the Montreal Journal. "We see that he wants to gain fame by winning against Pascal. He wants to use it to get into the division. A unification against Bivol would not be a big attraction and it would not be a fight for me."

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Should Pascal win - then all four of the major champions at 175-pounds will be from Canada - with Artur Beterbiev holding the IBF belt and Eleider Alvarez with the WBO.

"I hope he wins because he's a guy from home," said Stevenson. "His victory would be good for Quebec and Canada. It would send a clear message on the international scene that Canada can have several champions in the same weight category.

"If Jean wins, we could write a page of history by having the four champions from the same weight category from the same province. I have never seen that in Quebec or in Canada. We should enjoy it because it would be a rare phenomenon in boxing. "

Stevenson believes that Pascal has the tools to overcome Bivol. And he explains why.

"It's true he's fast with his hands," Stevenson said. "It will be [dangerous] if you stay in front of him and you stay within his reach. This is a characteristic that can be seen with Russian boxers.

"On the other hand, if you make regular lateral movements, his speed will decrease. You do not have to stay in front of him and I'm pretty sure Jean knows about this reality. When you go in the ring, the predictions do not mean anything. In a fight, you never know what can happen. A punch can change everything. When the bell rings, one must never forget that every boxer is a punch away from defeat."

Luke Furman covers boxing for

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Nilus99 on 11-21-2018

[MENTION=163400]1hourRun[/MENTION] Haha you definitely only watch american boxing news to say that ... Stevenson never wanted to fight Pascal , he always say here on tv and in the newspaper that Pascal is not worthy of a title shot... that…

Comment by pillowfists98 on 11-20-2018

Bivol looked better vs Chilemba than Kovalev and a lot better than Alvarez.

Comment by factsarenice on 11-20-2018

[QUOTE=Dramacyde;19284943]I agree with Adonis, Bivol is so overrated[/QUOTE] Stevenson won't fight Bivol or Alvarez or Kovalev or Artur Beterbiev so it dosn't really matter.

Comment by DuckAdonis on 11-20-2018

I have no doubt in my mind that Bivol would knock Stevenson out

Comment by P4Pdunny on 11-20-2018

This is a fight I would have liked to see

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