Stevenson's Promoter Says Pascal Happens Next Spring

By Luke Furman

Promoter Yvon Michel of GYM, who promotes WBC light heavyweight champion Adonis Stevenson (24-1, 20KOs), says Dmitry Sukhotsky (22-2, 16KOs) was selected for his boxer's upcoming return because there wasn't enough time to put together a major event with mandatory challenger Jean Pascal (29-2-1, 17KOs).

"[We picked Sukhotsky] because we are organizing this fight [with Pascal] for next spring. We would not have had enough time to prepare for such a confrontation in 2014. This is a very important fight and we do not do things by halfway," Michel told RDS.

Stevenson-Sukhotsky takes place on December 19th at the Pepsi Coliseum in Quebec. Pascal takes on tough contender Donovan George (25-4-2, 22KOs) on December 6th at the Bell Centre in Montreal.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by DoktorSleepless on 11-03-2014

They had over four months to make the fight after Stevenson cancelled his September 27th date. That's a pretty ridiculous excuse.

Comment by PunchyPotorff on 11-03-2014

If Pascal before he gasses catches Stevenson (IOW within 5 rounds), Stevenson's head will look like a tilt-a-whirl in slo - mo on the way down as he thuds the canvas. Otherwise it's anyone's guess as to the winner.

Comment by bojangles1987 on 11-03-2014

So after duck season?

Comment by Hougigo on 11-03-2014

Dude was begging for this fight before the September fight got shut down

Comment by big_james10 on 11-02-2014

They had plenty of time to put the fight together. Stevenson and his team made some stupid decisions and now they are trying to backtrack. HBO won't have anything to do with Stevenson now so Stevenson and his team are…

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