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
MONTREAL, Thursday, December 4th, 2014 – Jean Pascal did not get into a war of words with his opponent at Thursday’s press conference in Montreal, two days ahead of his bout against Roberto Bolonti. The 32-year-old Laval resident chose instead to praise the 35-year-old boxer from Argentina, whom he will fight Saturday at the Bell Centre, during a gala presented by InterBox that will feature eight bouts – including one to be shown on a giant screen. Continue reading
Former light heavyweight champion and current North America Boxing Federation Champion, Jean Pascal (29-2-1, 17 KOs) takes on Argentina’s Roberto “The Beast” Bolonti (35-3, 24 KOs) in a ten round main event bout at the Belle Centre in Montreal, Canada on Saturday, December 6th.
The thirty-two year old Canadian orthodox pugilist has won three in a row since his loss to Bernard Hopkins. Pascal defeated Lucian Bute by way of a unanimous decision in his last outing in January of this year. If he defeats Bolonti, he`s tentatively scheduled to fight World Boxing Association, International Boxing Federation (“IBF”) and World Boxing Organization (“WBO”) Champion, Sergey Kovalev on March 14, 2015 in either Montreal or Quebec City. Pascal`s ranked number one by the World Boxing Council (“WBC”) and WBO, number three by Ring Magazine and number four by the IBF. Continue reading
(about his decision to not trash-talk Thursday)
“Everything in its time. Everything I do is calculated. People think I’m unpredictable, but my strategies all well-planned with my sports psychologist. Now, for this fight, there isn’t any battle of wills, so there’s no point in trying to intimidate my opponent. We have another plan on the psychological front, but intimidation is not part of it.” Continue reading
MONTREAL (Dec. 2, 2014) – A strong undercard featuring some of North America’s top prospects has been announced by the event promoter, Interbox, for this Saturday night’s pay-per-view card, headlined by former world light heavyweight champion Jean Pascal (29-2-1, 17 KOs) against Roberto “The Beast” Bolonti (35-3, 24 KOs) in the 10-round main event, at the famed Bell Centre in Montreal. Continue reading
MONTREAL (Dec. 1, 2014) – Former world light heavyweight champion Jean Pascal (29-2-1, 17 KOs) risks his No. 1 ranking this Saturday night against Argentinian invader Roberto “The Beast” Bolonti (35-3, 24 KOs) in the 10-round main event on a pay-per-view card, presented by Interbox, at the famed Bell Centre in Montreal.
Bolonti was originally scheduled to fight Lucian Bute, who was forced to pull out of the fight with a back injury, and Pascal was supposed to fight Donovan George. “I would like to thank (promoter) Jean Bedard and Interbox for making this fight happen,” Pascal said. “Roberto Bolonti is a top quality opponent. His record speaks for itself with him having earned considerable experience at the highest level. My team and I welcome this challenge and anticipate that it is going to be a hard fought fight against a strong and rugged opponent. As always, I am going to bring all of my abilities into this fight, as well as very strong preparation, supported by a strong entourage that includes Roy Jones, Jr., Russ Anber, Angel Hernandez and Robert Schinke. I am committed to an exciting, high quality performance in keeping with what I always produce.”
Pascal-Bolonti headlines a stacked pay-per-view card available throughout North America. Integrated Sports Media will distribute it in the United States for live viewing at 8:00 p.m. ET – 5:00 p.m. PT on both cable and satellite pay-per-view via iN Demand, DirecTV, DISH, and Vubiquity for a suggested retail price of only $24.95. Saturday night’s event will also be available on PPV in Canadaon Indigo and Bell in French and English, as well as via Rogers, Shaw and Sask-Tel in English only.
The World Boxing Council (WBC) and World Boxing Organization (WBO) both rank Pascal as the No. 1 light heavyweight contender. The Haitian-born Pascal, who lives in the Montreal suburb of Laval, is also ranked No. 3 by The Ring Magazine, as well as No. 4 by the International Boxing Federation (IBF). Adonis Stevenson and Sergey Kovalev, respectively, are the WBC and WBO 175-pound division champions.
“At this point in my career,” Pascal explained why he is risking his lofty ratings, “every fight is an important fight. Nothing is really taken for granted. With each fight there is always a risk of my current position, not only in terms of rankings, but also with fans who support and follow me through the media and social networking.
“My team and I have studied my opponent’s style very carefully. We were excited when this fight came to light as a result of various negotiations. Bolanti was initially chose for Lucian because of his high quality record and his experience at the top level. Bolonti has traveled before to unfamiliar countries, as he did in Germany not long ago to challenge (WBA ‘regular’ light heavyweight champion Juergen) Braehmer. Make no doubt, Bolanti is a top quality opponent and I welcome the chance to fight him in this important challenge.”
In his last fight this past June 7, Bolonti lost a 12-round decision to Braehmer. The tough Argentinian’s only other career loss as a professional was to world-rated Tony Bellow, also by 12-round decision, in 2012 for the WBC Silver title. Bolonti has never been stopped in 38 pro fights.
The 32-year-old Pascal will not have his longtime head trainer, Marc Ramsey, in his corner this Saturday night. “Marc has helped me prepare for this fight like he has for every fight in my professional career,” Pascal noted. He is going to be away helping David Lemieux with his fight and that is important. (Ramsey will be in middleweight Lemieux’ corner for his middleweight fight vs. Gabe Rosado, which will be shown on the jumbo-screen at Bell Centre but not on the PPV broadcast.) We work as a team here and there are several fighters involved in the team. There are also several on staff who work within the team. Most of my team from the last fight, which I won against Bute, will be with me for this coming fight. Russ has been with me my entire professional career, Robert since my amateur days, plus Roy and Angel. This team surrounding me is extremely strong. I like to surround myself with a strong entourage and this fight is no different in that respect.
“Roy Jones, Jr. continues to be an instinctive fighter and he’s also a top level analyst. In terms of speed an intuition in the ring, I have modeled myself around his style, so, he is an outside evaluator of my instincts and he reinforces that style of fighting in me. I appreciate that. In terms of his analytical skills, he is a boxing analyst for HBO, and that alone speaks to his quality. In addition, Roy is working with a rapidly growing number of high quality boxers in their corners. He just returned from a high profile bout on the HBO card in Macau. As an analyst, he studies opponents and brings a lot of creativity to a battle plan. Finally, he helps me in the ring with my technical sparring, always teaching me new tricks of the trade.”
During his outstanding 9 ½-year pro career, Pascal has defeated Chad Dawson, Adrian Diaconu twice, Silvio Branco, Bute and Aleksy Kuziemski, among the more notables. His only two losses have been to Bernard Hopkins, who Pascal also fought to a draw, and Carl Froch.
“I predict a win Saturday night but this fight is going to be a challenge,” Pascal concluded. “Bolanti brings a lot of experience and he is going to be rugged like most every Argentinian boxer that comes through the national system. I have fought many rugged fighters in my career and welcome this opportunity. As always, I commit to the highest standard of boxing and I bring all of myself to each and every fight. If you look through the various fights on my record, they have always been exciting and I’ve always been prepared. This fight will not be an exception.”
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Jean Pascal (29-2-1, 17 K.-O.), will combat Argentina’s Roberto Bolonti (35-3-0, 24 K.-O.), instead of Donovan George (25-4-2, 22 K-.O.) next December 6, at the Bell Centre. This decision was taken after careful consideration following long negotiations with Donovan’s team. Boxing fans will also be thrilled by the undercard, which features locals Shiller Hyppolite (13-1-0, 9 K-.O.), Steven Butler (8- 0-0, 7 K-.O) and Ulysse Jr (4-0-0, 3 K-.O), among others. Continue reading
BOUCHERVILLE, Monday, September 29th 2014 – InterBox is proud to confirm that former IBF Super Middleweight champion (2007-2012) Lucian Bute (31-2-0, 24 KO) will lace up the gloves against recent WBA title challenger Roberto Feliciano « The Beast » Bolonti (35-3-0, 24 KO) on Saturday, December 6th at the Montreal Bell Centre. The undercard portion of the program will be unveiled in the next few weeks. Continue reading
Juergen Braehmer (43-2, 32 KOs) brings the WBA World Championship to his hometown! Schwerin, Germany will host the 35-year-old’s next title defense against even-aged challenger Roberto Bolonti (35-2, 24 KOs) on June 7. The Argentinian already provoked the defending champion in the run-up to their fight. In the following Q&A, you can read Braehmer’s verbal counter as well as his future plans inside the ring.
Juergen, you last defended your world title in early April. About two months later, you are going to put it on the line again. Is the short break between fights a problem for you?
Juergen Braehmer: No, not at all. I see it more as an advantage to me. After enjoying a few days off, I went back into the gym after the Easter holidays. I did not start at zero and therefore I could lay my concentration more on technique and tactics. Continue reading
Juergen Braehmer (43-2, 32 KOs) is still aiming for big and career-defining fights. However, before all that can happen he has to defend the WBA Light Heavyweight Title in his hometown of Schwerin, Germany. Moreover, his upcoming opponent Robert Bolonti (35-2, 24 KOs) wants to upset Braehmer’s plans. The challenger from Argentina sees himself well prepared to crown himself a world champion on June 7. In the following Q&A, Bolonti talks about how he is going to beat Braehmer and what it is all about him being nicknamed “La Bestia”. Continue reading