It makes sense, from a context perspective. Sergey Kovalev and Jean Pascal engaged in a pretty decent rumble a few months ago.
They are both set to throw leather, in seperate bouts, at Mandalay Bay on Saturday night.
Connect the dots, is my thinking…
Indeed, a source in the position to know tells me that a deal is in place which would see Kovalev fighting the 29-3-1 Pascal, “early next year;” a verbal agreement has been activated, the source tells me.
That person noted that Pascal deserves props because he's not taking a gimme fight against Yunieski Gonzalez, a 16-0 Cuban, who is, however, taking two steps up, on paper.
JP wants to up his Q rating in the US, he already does quite well in his Canada, and that's why he's rolling the dice vs the Cuban, with a tasty option, a Kovalev payday/rematch, in his grasp.