If this was a sparring session, watchers would characterize it as a robust exercise, one that was spirited, but never got out of hand.
Sergey Kovalev, THE RING’s Fighter of the Year (and by-a-nose runner-up as BWAA Fighter of the Year), and Jean Pascal, the Haitian-born Canadian hitter, will glove up in Montreal, and on HBO, March 14.
They took part in a Tuesday conference call, put together by Main Events, who boasts Krusher under their umbrella, and Interbox. Both men complimented the history and arsenal of their foe, but it was the issue of PED testing which threatened to send the call off the rails.
Jean Pascal is not the Haitian-born light heavyweight from Quebec that Sergey Kovalev and his trainer truly wanted to fight next.
That doesn’t mean they don’t consider Pascal a legitimate threat to pull off an upset next month. Russia’s Kovalev (26-0-1, 23 KOs) is a 4-1 favorite approaching his IBF/WBA/WBO title fight against Pascal (29-2-1, 17 KOs, 1 NC) on March 14 in Montreal, but John David Jackson, the 31-year-old Kovalev’s trainer, isn’t interested in the odds.
Sergey "Krusher" Kovalev, the reigning WBO, WBA and IBF Light Heavyweight World Champion, was working hard with trainer John David Jackson at the Normandy Boxing Gym in Miami Beach, FL.
Kovalev vs. Pascal is a 12-round fight for the WBO, WBA and IBF Light Heavyweight World Championship Titles. The fight will be televised as part of a live triple header on HBO World Championship Boxing® on March 14, 2015 from the Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Tickets are on sale now at the Bell Centre ticket office, at www.evenko.ca, by telephone at 1-855-310-2525 or through Club de Boxe Champion (514-376-0980). This event is a co-promotion of Main Events and InterBox, presented by Vidéotron in association with Mise-O-Jeu.