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Sergey Kovalev to put his titles on the line next year against Pascal
By Andrew Scott Wednesday, 24 December 2014 08:33
Sergey Kovalev, who is currently undefeated, is getting to ready to put his IBF, WBO, and WBA titles in jeopardy in Montreal when he faces Canadian Jean Pascal on March 14, in a fight that should prove to be very intense, and pay per head bookies everywhere can’t wait to see what will happen in the ring when these fighters lock horns.
In November, when he fought in his last meeting, Kovalev beat Bernard Hopkins with an undisputed decision.
“He’s the best possible opponent I could face in the weight division,” said the Russian, who was able to clinch 23 out of his 26 wins by means of knockout.
Kovalev is not worried at all about facing Pascal on his home ground after the fight that he had last year with Nathan Cleverly in Cardiff, when it took four rounds for the Russian to take him out.
“The ring is the same everywhere,” added Kovalev. “I plan to show who I am to Canadian boxing fans, and I aim to do the things they like to see in a ring.”
Pascal, who was born in Haiti, only lost two times in 33 clashes, losing to the UK’s Carl Froch in 2008 after an undisputed decision before he was beaten by Hopkins on points in May 2011, which took place six months after a majority draw saw their first major clash come to an end.
The fighter is set to return to action after December 6, when he took on Roberto Bolonti, in a match that turned into a no-contest.
“I respect Sergey Kovalev because he is the king of the light-heavyweight division,” said Pascal.
“This will be the greatest challenge ever faced by a Quebec-based boxer, but with discipline and hard work, as well as the support of local boxing fans, nothing is impossible.
“If you’re a boxing fan, this is the perfect Christmas gift to give to someone you love, because it will be one of the greatest fights ever – and the greatest ever held in Canada.”
Boxing fans all over the world are anticipating a very intense showdown when these fighters square off, and can’t wait to see what will ultimately happen in the ring. Pay per head bookies all over the world are looking forward to plenty of action, and believe that the fans will be in for quite a show.