Pascal on The Mayweather Family, Floyd-Guerrero, More

By Chris Robinson

Former WBC light heavyweight champion Jean Pascal has made some drastic changes with his career just months away from a scheduled ring return.

Now training out of the Mayweather Boxing Club in Las Vegas, Nevada, the 30-year-old Pascal admits that a change was in order and couldn’t resist the temptation of making a temporary home in the fight capital the world with a move from his bases in Quebec, Canada.

Fitting in well with a gym chalked full of talent, Pascal admits that he is unsure whom his next official trainer will be, yet he has been seen putting in work with both Roger Mayweather and his older brother Floyd in the past few days.

Following a recent workout, I had some spirited dialogue with Pascal, as we discussed his time at the Mayweather Boxing Club, Floyd Mayweather’s May 4th bout with Robert Guerrero, whether or not he prefers to face Chad Dawson in a rematch or target Lucian Bute, and his thoughts on his former foe Bernard Hopkins as he guns for IBF light heavyweight champion Tavoris Cloud next weekend at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.

This is what Pascal had to share…

Making the move to Las Vegas…
“Las Vegas is the town of boxing, man. If you want to train, that’s the best place to train. I came from up north, all the way to Vegas on the West Coast to learn some new tricks with the Mayweather brothers. Right now I’m far from the fight. I’m fighting on May 25th and I’m just trying to learn new tricks. Big Floyd is a good coach, Roger also, Jeff is good. I think those three together would be a terrific team.”

Why Big Floyd is special…
“Big Floyd is Big Floyd. A special man, but I like him. He’s a good coach and what I like about Big Floyd, he’s technical. He’s going to teach you how to do things the right way. Not just to only throw punches. That’s his strength; he’s going to teach you how to do it the right way. So, he’s technical and he knows what he’s talking about.”

Why Robert Guerrero should get ready for Floyd Mayweather…
“Floyd is the man; pound for pound in the world, on the planet. So, that’s going to be a tough fight for Guerrero. But in boxing, you never know what can happen. But that’s why, right now, I’m seeing Floyd, he’s training hard, real hard, like a monster. I even think that man is not human, the way he trains. The only thing I can tell Guerrero is ‘be ready’, because Floyd’s going to be ready for sure.”

Whether he would prefer to face Chad Dawson or Lucian Bute next…
“Honestly, me, I don’t care. It’s either Bute or Dawson; they’re both southpaws, so at least I know I’m going to fight a southpaw next. If it’s Dawson, it’s good. I’m going to get my title back. The Ring Magazine, the WBC. And if I fight Bute, that’s going to be a great fight in Montreal. We’re going to make history back home. Both fights are really good for me and I don’t mind.”

Favoring Bernard Hopkins to defeat Tavoris Cloud on March 9th in Brooklyn…
“Bernard is so lucky. He’s going to remake history once again. Because I think he’s going to beat Cloud, because Cloud is not smart enough for him. He’s not quick enough. I don’t think he punches hard enough to knock Bernard out. So, I think that’s going to be a tough fight for Bernard, but he’s supposed to win that fight.”

*** For Chris Robinson's exclusive video of Jean Pascal in training, please check out  Former champ Jean Pascal training at the Mayweather Boxing Club [February 2013]

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by HAVISJ on 03-02-2013

[QUOTE=Frank Ducketts;13102060]WTF. Does this even make any sense, lol???[/QUOTE] Hell no!!!!!

Comment by Frank Ducketts on 03-02-2013

[QUOTE=Scary;13101995]Pretty sick that he feels Floyd trains like a monster, when he's only 28 and Floyds the older athlete. I hope Floyd finds his confidence again.[/QUOTE]WTF. Does this even make any sense, lol???

Comment by Frank Ducketts on 03-02-2013

[QUOTE=chump123;13101863]Not at all relevant to the article but just couldn't help myself. For those of you who don't already know, wikipedia is a source to view boxers records as it includes opponents, dates, way of victory/loss, location etc in a…

Comment by Scary on 03-02-2013

Pretty sick that he feels Floyd trains like a monster, when he's only 28 and Floyds the older athlete. I hope Floyd finds his confidence again.

Comment by Pan-Africanist on 03-02-2013

Nothing new here. We all know Floyd will be well trained. We all know Floyd will be in tip top condition. Theres nothing new here.

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