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Jean Pascal Planning a Ring Return, According To Sources

By Luke Furman

Back in December, former light heavyweight world champion Jean Pascal (32-5-1, 19 KOs) pulled off a big upset with the oddsmakers, when he secured an impressive stoppage of previously unbeaten Ahmed Elbiali (16-1, 13 KOs) in the sixth round.

The contest was the main event of a Premier Boxing Champions card from the Hialeah Park in Miami, Florida. 

Prior to the contest, Pascal stated that his contest with Elbiali was going to the final bout of his 12-year career.

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After the contest, Pascal confirmed that he was going forward with his retirement and ruled out the idea of coming back.

"It was a beautiful fight," said Pascal. "I knew it would be my last one and I wanted to make a statement against a young, unbeaten fighter. It went basically as I expected, a couple of difficult moments but I was able to do everything I wanted."

But very few fighters can stay away from the ring.

And many insiders founds it strange that Pascal, who is a well known star in Canada, would hold his final career bout in Florida.

According to reports in the Montreal Journal and TVA Sports, there are discussions for Pascal to return to the ring on May 19th, as part of the undercard to the light heavyweight showdown between Adonis Stevenson and Badou Jack, which takes place in Toronto.

Trainer Stephan Larouche confirmed that the negotiations were ongoing, but said there were some details to work out.

And the outlets are also reporting that Pascal is coming back to the ring on June 29 - with a location and opponent to be revealed.

Pascal's defeats have come at the hands of Carl Froch, twice to light heavyweight champion Sergey Kovalev, Eleider Alvarez and Bernard Hopkins (in their rematch).

Luke Furman covers boxing for bokser.org.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by MaksBox on 05-08-2018

This fight may actually be Pascal vs Bivol. It was jsut posed by Russian promoters on Twitter that Bivol is starting to train for next fight in August on HBO. [url]https://twitter.com/bivol_d[/url]

Comment by Devils Advocate on 05-07-2018

[QUOTE=Scopedog;18745915]He could probably manage a fight or two, but I hope he's not planning an extended campaign. He was never the same after Kovalev.[/QUOTE] If Stevenson loses I think Pascal vs Stevenson is a fight to go out on.

Comment by Scopedog on 05-07-2018

He could probably manage a fight or two, but I hope he's not planning an extended campaign. He was never the same after Kovalev.

Comment by Dramacyde on 05-07-2018

Pascal been in too many wars.

Comment by Eff Pandas on 05-07-2018

That seems like a bad idea.

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