Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Jean Pascal Talks Hopkins-Dawson Rematch, Title Goal

By Ryan Burton
 
At their recent convention in Las Vegas, the WBC ordered an immediate rematch between Bernard Hopkins and Chad Dawson.  Their October fight ended in the 2nd round after Hopkins was thrown to the ground and was unable to continue due to an injured shoulder.  The fight bombed both at the box office and sold less than 50,000 pay-per-view buys.
 
BoxingScene.com caught up with former WBC light heavyweight champion Jean Pascal to get his opinion on the ruling.

"That was the right thing to do because the last fight was a no contest so they had no choice but to do that.  May the best man win (the rematch)," Pascal told BoxingScene.com
 
 "I don't have a lot to say because the fight only lasted two rounds.  It was too early to say that Dawson would have won because we know that Hopkins starts to pick it up after the fifth round.  Hopkins has a lot of experience. Was he faking or not?  Only God knows.  We have to give him the benefit of the doubt.  He is 46 years old.  He is an old man."
 
Pascal has been in the ring with both Hopkins and Dawson.  In 2010 he defeated Dawson via technical decision in August and battled Hopkins to a controversial draw in December.   In his rematch with Hopkins this past May, Pascal dropped a close decision.  The fighter of Haitian descent wouldn't predict a winner should a rematch between Hopkins and Dawson take place.  He did however say that he wants to face the winner.
 
"That is going to be a technical fight. I want to fight the winner of the rematch," stated Pascal.  "I want my title back.  Hopkins beat me once but it was a close fight.  In the first fight they gave me a draw and I thought I won so I don't understand that.  I am not like Hopkins.  I am not going to cry like a baby.  I am a grown man.  I am going back to the gym and will be working harder."
 
The loss to Hopkins was Pascal's only fight in 2011.  The Quebec, Canada based fighter finished our conversation by saying that he hopes to be back in the ring soon.
 
"It is hard to make fights.  As you know boxing is a business.  I am still waiting and training and staying in shape so I will be ready.  I hope to be back in the ring early next year," Pascal told Boxingscene.com
 
Send questions or comments to
[email protected] Follow Ryan on Twitter @ringsidewriter and tune in to The Boxing Lab, Boxingscene's official audio on Tuesdays. The show is hosted by Ernie Gabion, Luis Sandoval and Ryan Burton

Tags: Jean Pascal image  
User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Durwood on 01-01-2012

I heard he fights Ismayl Sillakh next. He's got trouble there if he just keeps on with the Pascal pot shots.

Comment by JKidd2624 on 01-01-2012

[QUOTE=Rip Chudd;11621832]What's the deal with this dude? He's done nothing but sit around since the Hopkins loss. I know he didn't want to give Don King options on his next fight which is why he isn't fighting Cloud but he…

Comment by kayfoo on 01-01-2012

[QUOTE=woo9115;11621629]Pascal could be active and fight someone. There's Cloud (IBF), Cleverly (WBO, Diaconu, Erdei, Shumenov (WBA), Murat, Campillo, and Sillakh... All Top 10 Light Heavyweights... His last fight was a close decision lost to Hopkins... You're going to wait for…

Comment by billfifty on 01-01-2012

[QUOTE=amayseng;11621530]why? because chad landed 4 punches in 2 rounds and was so frustrated that every time he set his feet hopkins bounced and he couldnt get shots off ??? seems to me that chad lost his composure with the shoulder…

Comment by Rip Chudd on 01-01-2012

What's the deal with this dude? He's done nothing but sit around since the Hopkins loss. I know he didn't want to give Don King options on his next fight which is why he isn't fighting Cloud but he might…

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (12)
Top Headlines Gervonta Davis' Trainer: Tank Doesn't Need Loma To Be a Star Martirosyan: I Don't Believe Canelo's Excuse About Tainted Meat Porter Ready, Willing and Able to Fight Danny Garcia for WBC Belt Golovkin: Vanes Fight Will Be Real War With Pure Mexican Style Eric Hunter Talks Future Plans and Working With Mickey Bey Luke Watkins vs. Lawrence Okolie - Deal Agreed For The Fight Eakwatan Ruaviking Pads His Record With Win Over Crison Omao Lenroy Thomas Confident That He Will Knock Off Joe Joyce Daniel Jacobs: I'm Glad Canelo Got Caught, Tarnishes His Legacy Dave Allen Praises Tyson Fury's Power, Ability After Sparring Hearn: How Did WBC Order Whyte-Ortiz, Wilder-Breazeale Next? De La Hoya: Canelo Will Get Tested Every Day From Now Until Fight Hearn on Wilder's Offer: Wonderful PR Move, We Need a Contract Golovkin-Martirosyan: WBC Reveal Special Fight Belt - Photos Photos: Johann Duhaupas Grinds For Jarrell Miller Showdown Photos: Maciej Sulecki Shows Off Moves For Daniel Jacobs Jarrett Hurd vs. Erislandy Lara Rematch Ordered Photos: Jarrell Miller Grinds To Do Damage on Duhaupas Photos: Daniel Jacobs Putting in Work For Sulecki Clash Giovani Santillan Aims To Make a Statement Against Barboza Cecilia Braekhus vs. Kali Reis on Golovkin-Martirosyan Team Wilder Send '$50 Million' Offer To Joshua For Unification Photos: Adonis Stevenson, Badou Jack - Face To Face in Tortonto News: Kai Robin Havnaa, Isiah Jones, Reece Cartwright, More World Boxing Council 147 Tournament - Stream Information Estrada Vows: Menayothin Will NOT Tie Mayweather's 50-0! Warren: Saunders' Domination of Lemieux Scared Off Golovkin Skeete: Spence is The Best at 147, Matthysse is The Weakest Link Photos: Rey Vargas Grinding Hard For Azat Hovhannisyan Clash Menard: I'll Show Everyone Devin Haney Took Too Big a Step Up Lomachenko: I Want To Show That Linares' Size Won't Matter Carlos Cuadras Vows To Overcome Battle With Drugs and Alcohol Keith Thurman Plans to Return From Hand Injury 'This Summer' Diaz: Gary Russell in For a 'Rude Awakening Come Fight Night' Sulecki: Danny Jacobs Won't Ever Repeat Golovkin Performance Vanes: I'll Test Golovkin's Chin, Not Run Like a 'Bad Steak' Guy! Parker Promoter Wants Him to Fight Bellew vs. Haye Winner Frank Warren on Frampton's Future, Tete's Lack of Fireworks Peter McDonagh Back From Ban, May 12 In Bolton De La Hoya: Canelo Will Wail on Golovkin For That Bullsh*t Ad!
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement