Former light heavyweight champ Jean Pascal made a large leap up THE RING’s 175-pound rankings following his unanimous decision over Lucian Bute. The magazine’s Ratings Panel also saw fit to update and reshuffle the light heavyweight top 10.
Fans share their thoughts and questions about the Jean Pascal-Lucian Bute fight, what might be next for both Montreal stars, the Mike Perez-Carlos Takam draw, the heavyweight division, South Africa’s best big man, and much more in this week’s Monday mailbag. Enjoy!
In this installment of “The Travelin’ Man,” Lee Groves relives a most memorable weekend in Montreal – highlighted by the Jean Pascal-Lucian Bute fight – from the viewpoint of a historian, journalist, pundit and fan. Part one examines the popularity of the fight and the fighters.
Jean Pascal was the clear winner in a mostly one-sided Canadian mega fight against hometown rival Lucian Bute in Montreal, where the showdown was well received, but the former light heavyweight champ did not look like a world-beater en route to his decision victory.
RingTV.com will do live round-by-round updates of tonight’s 175-pound bout between former light heavyweight champ Jean Pascal and former IBF super middleweight titleholder Lucian Bute at Bell Centre in Montreal. HBO’s broadcast begins at 10:15 p.m ET/PT.
Readers share their thoughts on the Jean Pascal-Lucian Bute fight, heavyweight Mike Perez’s plans, the merits of Miguel Cotto’s career, Chris Eubank’s ring entrances and the best fighters to turn pro after 1990, among other subjects, in this week’s Friday mailbag. Enjoy!
Jean Pascal faces Lucian Bute on Saturday on HBO. With a win in the Canadian super fight, Pascal eyes a title shot against Adonis Stevenson next.
Lucian Bute was not surprised when informed that 21 of 22 insiders polled by RingTV.com picked Jean Pascal to beat him in their light heavyweight fight on Saturday in Montreal on HBO, but the former super middleweight beltholder remains confident of victory.
RingTV.com polled 22 boxing insiders as to their thoughts on what will transpire in the anticipated Jean Pascal-Lucian Bute light heavyweight showdown that takes place Saturday in Montreal on HBO.
Following his loss to Carl Froch and struggle to beat Denis Grachev, Lucian Bute has had his doubters — including himself — but says his will to win is as strong as ever going into the biggest fight of his career.
In honor of this Saturday’s Jean Pascal-Lucian Bute light heavyweight showdown in Montreal, RingTV.com’s resident historian Lee Groves profiled the 10 best fights – in terms of story line, historical significance and in-ring action – to take place in the Quebec-province city.
Promoter Yvon Michel said that he expects to announce plans for RING/WBC light heavyweight champion Adonis “Superman” Stevenson as early as next week.
Unbeaten Andrew Gardiner has replaced injured super middleweight contender Thomas Oosthuizen as light heavyweight prospect Eleider Alvarez’s opponent on the Lucian Bute-Jean Pascal undercard in Montreal.
HBO has made a doubleheader out of the Jan. 18 Championship Boxing telecast featuring a 175-pound matchup between former champs Lucian Bute and Jean Pascal and a heavyweight showdown between undefeated prospect Mike Perez and once-beaten Carlos Takam.
WBA middleweight beltholder Gennady Golovkin “beats” RING super middleweight champion Andre Ward if they were to meet, according to Golovkin’s trainer, Abel Sanchez, who ranks the 160-pounder behind Sugar Ray Robinson and Bernard Hopkins as the best in the division’s history.
South African light heavyweight Thomas Oosthuizen has suffered a motorcycle accident that will take him off a Jan. 18 card featuring Jean Pascal against Lucian Bute.