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Kovalev vs. Pascal Final Press Conference Quotes

Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev, WBO, WBA and IBF Light Heavyweight World Champion

I studied French in school for six years but I remember nothing because I wasn’t interested in this language; my time was spent learning English. It will be big action for Saturday night. I love to be here and I am glad to be here in Canada. I am expecting a lot of fans because I was here in November 2013. Continue reading

World Championship Boxing returns Saturday on HBO

Two of the world’s top light heavyweights face off in a highly anticipated title showdown when WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING: SERGEY KOVALEV VS. JEAN PASCAL, VYACHESLAV GLAZKOV VS. STEVE CUNNINGHAM AND ISAAC CHILEMBA VS. VASILY LEPIKHIN is seen SATURDAY, MARCH 14 at 9:45 p.m. (live ET/tape-delayed PT) from the Montréal Bell Centre in Montréal, Canada, exclusively on HBO. The HBO Sports team will call the action, which will be available in HDTV, closed-captioned for the hearing-impaired and presented in Spanish on HBO Latino. Continue reading

Krusher Kovalev Training Camp Notes

Miami, FL: On March 14 Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev (26-0-1, 23 KOs) will compete in his first title defense as Unified WBO, WBA and IBF Light Heavyweight World Champion against former lineal light heavyweight champion Jean Pascal (29-2-1, 17 KOs) in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Kovalev completed the first half of his preparations in Big Bear Lake, CA then moved to Miami, FL where he is finishing training camp with his trainer, John David Jackson. Continue reading

Road to Kovalev-Pascal Premieres Saturday, February 28 on HBO

Feb. 19, 2015 – HBO Boxing presents “Road to Kovalev-Pascal,” a compelling special spotlighting the upcoming light heavyweight championship bout between undefeated knockout artist Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev defending his crown against Canada’s Jean Pascal. Their highly anticipated slugfest takes place Saturday, March 14 at the Bell Centre in Montreal and televised live on HBO WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING®. Continue reading

Sergey Kovalev vs. Jean Pascal: Full Card Announced for 3/14 at Bell Centre

Montréal, Friday, February 27th 2015

A very memorable evening awaits all Quebec boxing fans live from the Montreal Bell Centre on Saturday, March 14th 2015 beginning at 7 PM. InterBox and Main Events are proud to announce this breathtaking card stacked with Champions and blue-chip prospects from top to bottom, that will culminate with the much anticipated WBO/WBA/IBF Unified World Light Heavyweight showdown between Champion Sergey Kovalev and Quebec’s own Jean Pascal. This card will feature eight bouts. Continue reading

Kovalev vs. Pascal presser quotes

Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev (26-0-1, 23 KOs), the current WBO, WBA and IBF Light Heavyweight World Champion, and Jean Pascal (29-2-1, 17 KOs), the former WBC and Lineal Light Heavyweight Champion and Current holder of the WBC Diamond Belt, addressed the U.S. media in New York City in advance of their March 14 fight for the WBO, WBA and IBF Light Heavyweight Championships. Kovalev has been named The Fighter of the Year by the WBO, Sports Illustrated, BleacherRepor, New York Post, USA Today and many others and today received his WBA and IBF Light Heavyweight World Championship Ring from Kathy Duva, CEO of Main Events. Continue reading

Live Stream – Kovalev vs Pascal Presser at 2 PM ET

In the first face-off between the triple light heavyweight champion and the former holder of several belts in the same weight division, there was nothing but respect all around at a press conference that was held Monday to officially kick off the unified Light Heavyweight World Championship fight that will take place between Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev (26-0-1, 23 KO) and Jean Pascal (29-2-1, 17 KO). The bout is to be televised on HBO on March 14, 2015 at the Bell Center.

Even though he holds the unified WBO, WBA and IBF Light Heavyweight World Champion title belts, Kovalev praised Pascal highly at Monday’s press conference. “He’s the best possible opponent I could face in the weight division,” said Kovalev, who was named Sports Illustrated’s 2014 Fighter of the Year Monday. Continue reading

Montreal Bell Centre to Host Kovalev vs. Pascal

Boucherville, Wednesday December 17th 2014 – Main-Events and InterBox announced that the Montréal Bell Centre will host the March 14th 2015 boxing Gala that will feature the reigning unified WBO, IBF and WBA Light Heavyweight World Champion, Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev (26-0-1, 23 KOs) vs. former WBC, IBO and The Ring Light Heavyweight Champion, Jean Pascal (29-2-1, 17 KOs). Tickets to this megafight, which will also be broadcast on HBO World Championship Boxing throughout the United States, go on sale Saturday, December 20th 2014 as of 10 AM. A press conference is scheduled to take place early next week. Continue reading

Kovalev looking for exception with IBF to face Pascal

IBF/WBA/WBO light heavyweight champion Sergey Kovalev (26-0-1, 23 KOs) is looking to get an exception by the International Boxing Federation in order for him to bypass #1 IBF mandatory challenger Nadjib Mohammedi so that Kovalev can defend his titles against 32-year-old former WBC 175 pound champ Jean Pascal (29-2-1, 17 KOs) on March 14th next year at a still to be determined venue.

With WBC champion Adonis Stevenson taking his time in defending his title against Pascal, Kovalev is looking to move on in and take out Pascal before Stevenson has a chance. It will then give Kovalev an opportunity to beat Pascal before facing Stevenson at some point in the future if he can get him to agree to the fight. Continue reading

Video: Pascal-Bolonti Weigh-In

JEAN PASCAL (29-2-1, 17 KOs), Laval, Quebec, Canada 179.6 lbs.
ROBERTO BOLONTI (35-3, 24 KOs), Buenos Aires, Argentina 179 lbs.
(180. lbs catchweight)

SCHILLER HYPPOLITE (13-1, 9 KOs), Montreal, Quebec, Canada 168.7 lbs.
NORBERT NEMESAPATI (15-1, 14 KOs), Budapest, Hungary 167.6 lbs.

JOEL DIAZ, JR. (17-0, 13 KOs), Palmdale, California, USA 129.7 lbs.
PEDRO NAVARRETE (28-19-3, 17 KOs), San Juan Zitaltepec, Mexico 129.5 lbs. Continue reading