WATCH: Kovalev-Pascal II Press Conference Live Streaming
Geoff Magliocchetti 09:29 am, January 30th, 2016
MONTREAL-In a venue that is no stranger to classic title fights, though of a different kind, the light heavyweight title will on the line on Saturday at Bell Centre in Montreal (9:45 PM EST, HBO).
Undefeated champion Sergey Kovalev (28-0-1, 25 KO's) will put his belt on the line against challenger Jean Pascal (30-3-1, 17 KO's). The fight will take place in friendly territory for Pascal, a Haiti native who settled in Canada at the age four in Laval, Quebec, just outside the city. Pascal is 23-2 fighting in Montreal.
One of those losses came to Kovalev on March 14 at the same venue of Bell Centre. Kovalev was aggressive early on in the fight, knocking Pascal in the 3rd round. Kovalev won the fight via TKO, with the fight being stopped in the 8th round.
Each fighter has had a single fight since their previous match, both emerging victorious. On July 25, Kovalev retained his titles against Nadjib Mohammedi, in a 3rd round TKO victory at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. Meanwhile Pascal went 10 round with Yuniesky Gonzalez on the same night in Vegas, coming out victorious via unanimous decision.
On Friday afternoon, Kovalev weighed in at 174.6 lbs., while Pascal weighed in at 174.3 lbs. Check out highlights of their heated press conference below...
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