Pascal Not Scared Off By Kovalev Effort

So, Jean Pascal, what did you think of what Sergey Kovalev did to Bernard Hopkins on Saturday night, and how he did it?

“Kovalev impressed me,” the 32-year-old Haitian-born Montreal resident with the 29-2-1 mark told me.

Pascal advisor Greg Leon was taken with how Kovalev looked. Does he think maybe Pascal might now be put off at the thought of fighting the Russian?

“Not at all,” Leon told TSS. “Pascal is focused on fighting Donovan George on Dec. 6. Once he takes care of that business, his next fight will be for a world title. We have no problem or preference with either of the two champions (Kovalev or WBC champ Adonis Stevenson). When the time comes, the deal that makes the most sense is the one we will execute. Unlike Adonis Stevenson, Jean Pascal has never ducked anyone!”

Pascal takes on 25-4-2 George at the Bell Centre, for the record.

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COMMENTS

-deepwater2 :

Pascal would take the fight. Whether he wins is a whole different story but you can be sure he would get in the ring.


-stormcentre :

And he probably shouldn't be that scared taking the fight either. However, he might want to be aware of the fact that Kovalev does Pilates; a glorified subdivision of Yoga. Had I known ,before his last fight with Hopkins, that Kovalev took Pilates classes, I wouldn't have predicated a Hopkins win. Serious.


-brownsugar :

Pascal is said to be a diva during negotiations... And rumored to be very hard to work with. He passed up a nice fee ( at least $500,000 ) to fight a shot Travoris Cloud. And He's been riding the pines quietly since he fought Bute. Adonis would be next before Pascal gets anywhere close to Kovalev.


-stormcentre :

Pascal is said to be a diva during negotiations... And rumored to be very hard to work with. He passed up a nice fee ( at least $500,000 ) to fight a shot Travoris Cloud. And He's been riding the pines quietly since he fought Bute. Adonis would be next before Pascal gets anywhere close to Kovalev.
OK - fair enough. Since you're on a good roll with predictions; who do you have for Algieri V Pacquaio. And more importantly, why?


-brownsugar :

OK - fair enough. Since you're on a good roll with predictions; who do you have for Algieri V Pacquaio. And more importantly, why?
Just been lucky.... But since you asked Storm Paq does everything Algieri does but does it better.... Movement ...speed and ring generalship and power to name a few.... I also think his sparring partners Postol and (the kid from Chicago...can't think of his name) are both better than Algieri... I believe he would loss to most of the top 5 welters. Its going to take more than "probability punching" to beat Paq ( punching and moving a lot to build up the score based on the fact a few might land) If Algieri could counter off a dime like Sadam Ali, Postol, or even Danny Garcia I would have higher expectations.. but if Paq is at least 85-90% I think he wins. By the way I read some other discussion regarding the chinny Pascal and Kovalev. I could be wrong but him and Stevenson have been trying to hammer out an all Canadian confrontation which is guaranteed gold. I'm thinking Pascal is messing with Stevenson's head by claiming to want the fighter that Adonis ducked... I would be thrilled to be wrong but Pascal has absolutely no chance in a fight with Kovalev. I think he's just trying to shame Adonis.