Saturday, January 30, 2016

Bell Centre / Montreal

Sergey Kovalev

(28-0-1, 25 KOs) VS.

Jean Pascal

(30-3-1, 17 KOs)

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In one of the most hotly anticipated rematches of the year, Sergey Kovalev and Jean Pascal will battle for the Unified WBO, WBA and IBF Light Heavyweight World Championship on Saturday, January 30 at Bell Centre in Montreal, Canada.

While Pascal (30-3-1, 17 KOs), the former WBC, IBO and The Ring light heavyweight world champion, vowed to surprise Kovalev (28-0-1, 25 KOs), who is the current WBO and IBF light heavyweight world title holder, as well as the WBA Super World light heavyweight champ, the Canadian boxer also said that he would "teach him respect, and to respect Canadian boxing fans."

The last time Kovalev and Pascal met in Montreal, the visiting Russian won the night in a contentious 8th round stoppage. While Pascal appeared on fire in the early rounds, Kovalev applied a massive right in the third that sent his opponent sailing into the ropes and falling nearly out of the ring. After Pascal regained his composure, the next several rounds were an impressive showing from both fighters, proving the power and strength of each. After an explosive pummeling from Kovalev in the 8th round and despite Pascal's protestations, the referee called a stoppage and Kovalev was given the win-and fans have been clamoring for a rematch ever since.

Of the upcoming rematch Jean Pascal stated, "...I promise you that Kovalev is going to have a full plate in the rematch...I have a new trainer (Freddie Roach), I've changed things, I've improved in ways that Kovalev cannot even imagine."

"I'm not a talker, I'm a fighter," responded Kovalev. "I'm will make him close his mouth once and for all on January 30."

Like the first fight, the rematch will take place on Pascal's turf and is expect to attract a large crowd at Bell Centre.


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