Montreal Bell Centre to Host Kovalev vs. Pascal
Tickets on sale December 20th
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.
Three of the 4 major titles on the line
Kathy Duva, CEO of Main-Events, received the exception from the IBF that she and Sergey requested. Therefore, the IBF title will be on the line on March 14th when Kovalev faces Pascal. Mandatory IBF contender Najib Mohammedi is happy with the outcome because it will give him more time to work with his new trainer. Mohammedi will appear on the undercard of Kovalev-Pascal. Therefore, three of the four major world title belts will be on the line: The IBF and WBO World Light Heavyweight titles, as well as the WBA Super Light Heavyweight belt.
« After a tough 2014, we are extremely proud to bring to our fans one of the very best fights that can be made at Light Heavyweight. We all intend to start off the New Year with a bang, and Kovalev vs. Pascal will certainly deliver fireworks. Our fans deserve the very best fights, and those are the fights we will concentrate to make » states InterBox President Mr. Jean Bedard. Mr. Bedard continues by stating « The undercard is yet to be determined, but we are already at work with Main Events to match the best vs. the best. One thing is for sure, our athletes will have to be ready for some major challenges if they want to box on this card »
Kathy Duva said, « I received a very warm welcome in Montreal when I attended Pascal's last fight at the Bell Centre. I'm excited to return with Sergey and to work with Jean Bedard and his staff at Interbox. I'm sure we will put together the best fight card of the year! »
Kovalev back in North America
The unified WBO/IBF/WBA Light Heavyweight champion is back from a small vacation in Russia and spending quality time with his wife and infant son, who was born right in the middle of his last training camp. After a short rest, Sergey is now ready to start training for his fight vs. Jean Pascal. Kovalev is anxious to defend his WBO title for the fifth time, as well as the IBF and WBA titles he wrestled from Bernard Hopkins (55-7-2, 32 K.-O.) in a wide unanimous decision win last November 8th.
Pascal's sole objective: To become World Champ again
Following the unfortunate turn of events during his December 6th fight, Jean Pascal is hungrier than ever to attain his ultimate objective of becoming world champion again. Marc Ramsey, who accompanied David Lemieux to Brooklyn last December 6th for his bout vs. Gabriel Rosado will be back in Pascal's corner for the March 14th bout. Roy Jones Jr. and Russ Anber will be assisting Pascal during camp and during the bout.
Exclusive pre-sale from December 18th -December 19th
For those fans who just can't wait until December 20th to buy their tickets for the Kovalev vs. Pascal bout/Event, please note that there will be an exclusive pre-sale from December 18th at 10 AM until December 19th at 6 PM. Please communicate with InterBox at 450-645-1083, or contact Club de Boxe Champion at (514) 376-0980, or for those with a subscription, check the Evenko Info-letter.
Tickets on sale December 20th
Tickets for the general public will go on sale on Saturday, December 20th as of 10 AM. Those wishing to purchase tickets can do so via the Centre Bell ticket office, by visiting www.evenko.ca, or by dialing 1-855-310-2525.