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Pascal vs. Bute

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Pascal vs. Bute: A Canadian Super Fight

For many boxing fans stateside and abroad this Saturday’s HBO fight between Jean Pascal and Lucian Bute will be just another fight that should produce some form of entertainment.

To the fans that put the North in North America this fight might as well be their version of Sugar Ray Leonard versus Marvelous Marvin Hagler or Oscar De La Hoya versus Floyd Mayweather.

This is not just a run of the mill crossroads type battle to the loyal Canadian boxing rube. For them it’s a legacy fight with winner going down in history as the best and most popular fighter of the last five or six years.

Obviously Adonis Stevenson, who has a solid fan base but his past keeps him from being beloved, surely will have something to say about legacy before it’s written in the Canadian history permanently. Continue reading

Pascal vs Bute; Perez vs Takam – Boxing Season Premiere Saturday Night on HBO

American fight fans will see the biggest bout in Canadian boxing history when the action-packed doubleheader WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING: JEAN PASCAL VS. LUCIAN BUTE AND MIKE PEREZ VS. CARLOS TAKAM is presented SATURDAY, JAN. 18 at 10:15 p.m. (live ET/tape-delayed PT) from the Bell Centre in Montreal, exclusively on HBO. The HBO Sports team will call all the action, presented in HDTV and in Spanish on HBO Latino. Other HBO playdates: Jan. 19 (8:30 a.m.) and 21 (midnight) – HBO2 playdates: Jan. 19 (4:00 p.m.) and 20 (11:00 p.m.)

In the historic main event, the country’s top rivals, Jean Pascal (28-2-1, 17 KOs) and Lucian Bute (31-1-0, 24 KOs), meet in a 12-round, 175-pound spectacle originally slated for May 2013. The 31-year-old Pascal has never backed down from a challenge, confronting American stars Bernard Hopkins and Chad Dawson with supreme confidence. Bute, 33, has displayed flashes of brilliance as a super middleweight, and will now test his power in the light heavyweight division. Continue reading

Pascal vs. Bute, Alvarez vs. Oosthuizen and Perez vs. Takam is seen Saturday, Jan. 18

froch3243American fight fans will see the biggest bout in Canadian boxing history when the action-packed tripleheader WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING: JEAN PASCAL VS. LUCIAN BUTE, ELEIDER ALVAREZ VS. THOMAS OOSTHUIZEN AND MIKE PEREZ VS. CARLOS TAKAM is presented SATURDAY, JAN. 18 at 10:15 p.m. (live ET/tape-delayed PT) from the Bell Centre in Montreal, exclusively on HBO. The HBO Sports team will call all the action, presented in HDTV and in Spanish on HBO Latino.

Other HBO playdates: Jan. 19 (8:30 a.m.) and 21 (midnight)

HBO2 playdates: Jan. 19 (4:00 p.m.) and 20 (11:00 p.m.) Continue reading

Pascal vs. Bute: Alvarez, Gauthier, Zewski and Beterbiev on undercard

– InterBox and Groupe Yvon Michel (GYM) and proud to announce the undercard bouts for the historic January 18th 2014 Bell Centre clash between former World champions Lucian Bute (31-1-0, 24 KO) and Jean Pascal (28-2-1, 17 KO), both living in Laval, Quebec. Six fights have been added to the card that will feature three titles up for grabs. Over 17,000 tickets have already been sold to this mega-card. Due to very strong demand and an HBO reconfiguration, new tables have been added and are now available for purchase. Continue reading

6 bouts added to the Pascal vs. Bute Card on May 25th

Montreal, Tuesday, April 30th, 2013 – InterBox and Groupe Yvon Michel (GYM) are proud to announce all six undercard bouts that will support the historic fight between Lucian Bute (31-1-0 24 KO) and Jean Pascal (27-2-1 16 KO) on Saturday, May 25th 2013 at the Montreal Bell Centre. 4 title belts will be on the line for this Mega Card that has already convinced over 17,000 fans to purchase their tickets. Several new good tickets have been placed into circulation for the general public on Monday. Continue reading

Pascal-Bute: A steak dinner saves the fight

pascal4435 (1)Translated with permission from La Presse/Gabriel Béland / As reported by Mr. Gabriel Béland from La Presse newspaper in Montreal: Montreal, March 19th 2013 – Last Thursday, the fight between Jean Pascal and Lucian Bute was on life support. Friday, it was revived. What happened during this time? Nothing that a 2-hour steak dinner between Jean Pascal and Jean Bédard couldn’t fix.

“The fight against Bute is off”. Those were the words former Light Heavyweight World champion Jean Pascal was ready to tweet last Thursday. He wrote it out on his phone and was ready to hit the send button.

Negotiations hit a brick wall that day. Pascal was unable to reach agreement on several terms with his promoter, Yvon Michel. “There was no end in sight” remembers Pascal.

Just as Pascal readied to quash the most significant fight in Canadian history, his phone rang.

“Normally I do not answer calls in the middle of tweeting. I don’t know why I took the call right away that day”. Continue reading