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Leon: If Adonis Takes Pascal Fight in '14, He Can Get a 60-40 Split

BY Michael Woods ON September 03, 2014
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Jean Pascal Promotions CEO Greg Leon would like Team Adonis Stevenson to know that if he signs on the dotted line to fight Jean Pascal, he is authorized to offer "Superman" the larger portion of the money pie.

"If Adonis signs to fight Pascal this year, we will give him a 60-40% split," Leon told me on Wednesday afternoon. "It's 50-50 after that. And if Adonis won't do it, I want to know what his excuse will be. What will be his excuse now?"

The last time Leon spoke to Adonis' promoter Yvon Michel was a week ago. He heard Michel is in Haiti, and wonders if Michel is trying to put together a deal which would have Stevenson fight a boxer with arguably less skills and inarguably less of a rep and less of a draw at the box office. Gabriel Campillo (age 35; 24-6-1; has won just three of last seven fight) and Umberto Savigne (13-1 Cuban) have been mentioned as possible nexts for Stevenson, and that hasn't been met with kindness on Twitter. Many speculate that the specter of advisor Al Haymon looms over this deal, and that Haymon would rather Adonis fight a lesser level hitter than Pascal, to protect his asset. If that is so, that is fine for Mr. Haymon, but less appealing to the fans, the people who back the sport with their time and wallets.

Us fans just want to see the best fighting the best and too often find ourselves harkening back to an age when the majority of fighters wanted the same.

"Yvon, who usually likes to talk to the media, has been remarkably silent," Leon continued. "Let's see what they say now."

Leon is hoping new WBC boss Mauricio Sulaiman steps up, and puts his feet down, and demands Adonis fight the mandatory challenger, Pascal, instead of getting another voluntary defense. Leon has the rules regarding mandatory defenses in the WBC rules book underlined and spouts it to me. "I see it in the rule book. It's time for the WBC to step up."

This I will say, Greg Leon knows how to cut off the ring better than a lot of guys with titles today…

Your move, Adonis and Yvon.

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The Good Doctor says:

This will be interesting. Pascal, at the moment, is a much bigger draw in Montreal than Stevenson. Yes Stevenson is the champ but Pascal brings much more to the table. And now is making a 60-40 concession. There is zero reason for Stevenson to not take this fight. With him ducking the others, he can't make anywhere close to the kind of money Pascal can bring at a 60-40 split fighting anyone else at Light Heavyweight. If Stevenson turns this down, he will have brought ducking opponents to a new level. The ball is entirely in his court now.


They initially offered Adonis a 50-50 split and he walked.

They want to have it at the Bell Centre which drew 25K for Pascal-Bute.

If Adonis at 35 years old, walks away from a 60-40 split in which he is the B-Side of the ticket, an opportunity to face a beatable opponent, in front of 25k, in the boxing crazy country of his residence, where he could probably make 1.5-2mil, (Bute and Pascal each made 2mil) he is a flat idiot.

Froggy says:

Unfortunately the country of his residence is not boxing crazy, Quebec has tried leaving Canada a few times but has not succeeded yet ! The province of Quebec is boxing crazy, I wish I lived closer to Quebec, I live in Ontario where promoters have to jump thru hoops to put on a show !

The Shadow says:

If he keeps running like Forest Gun I'm going to boycott that zoe Adonis.

The initials for Adonis Superman Stevenson spell A S S!

Friggun'!

samsa says:

Pascal looks to have grabbed the psychological advantage here too. if Stevenson says no he's ducking, if he says yes it's like Pascal has tricked him into taking a fight he didn't want. If Stevenson or his handlers do harbor doubts about his ability anyway that's not a great way to feel going into the fight.

samsa says:

Pascal looks to have grabbed the psychological advantage here too. if Stevenson says no he's ducking, if he says yes it's like Pascal has tricked him into taking a fight he didn't want. If Stevenson or his handlers do harbor doubts about his ability anyway that's not a great way to feel going into the fight.

The Shadow says:

Pascal looks to have grabbed the psychological advantage here too. if Stevenson says no he's ducking, if he says yes it's like Pascal has tricked him into taking a fight he didn't want. If Stevenson or his handlers do harbor doubts about his ability anyway that's not a great way to feel going into the fight.


They know he doesn't want that work.

Come on. Even though Pascal no longer has his soul, he still has more than enough to b*tch slap the syet out of the former pimp.

Go to youtube and watch Jean spank the creole out of Adonis, easy work.

deepwater2 says:

This might be the first time everyone agrees on something. Stevenson is dropping the ball. Pascal went to school against Hopkins and didn't have a breakdown like other boxers. He payed attention and learned from the beating. The Dawson that Stevenson knocked out just went mucho rounds against Hopkins and got knocked out by Ward. Was Stevenson's win a surprise?
The big surprise is Greg Leon is at the top of the game making sense instead of pissing off Arum and calling him the Bobfather. Good for team Pascal. Stevenson the failed pimp is getting pimped.

Carmine Cas says:

Seriously, Stevenson is looking like a punk. He shot himself in the foot twice by skipping out on the Kovalev fight and dragging his feet with Hopkins. Pascal is not a monster, what's he got to lose? I guess their amateur fight still haunts him, and he's also still feeling the effects of the Fonfara fight. He's not getting any younger, I hope the WBC does strip him if he doesn't defend it. He's beginning to look like Superp*ss instead of superman.

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