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Pascal has second chance against Kovalev

Kovalev Pascal

Sergey Kovalev will put a all three of his light heavyweight titles on the line when he fights Jean Pascal in a rematch of their fight from last March. It was a highly competitive fight that ended with an eighth-round TKO victory over Kovalev.

Kovalev (28-0-1, 25 KOs) is the most devastating puncher in the light heavyweight division. He stopped Nathan Cleverly in the fourth round in 2013 to win the WBO title and then won the WBA and IBF titles when he beat Bernard Hopkins in November 2014. Pascal was the first person he defended all three belts against and after that victory he destroyed Nabjib Mohammedi before knocking him out in three rounds.

Pascal’s next fight was a much different showing. He earned a unanimous decision victory over Yunieski Gonzalez, but he was not the better fighter. Gonzalez should have won that fight but Pascal got the decision and the rematch against Kovalev. So here we are, back at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, not far from Pascal’s hometown, right where the first fight happened.

Pascal (30-3-1, 17 KOs) is not worry about that first fight, or his fight against Gonzalez. He got a second chance and this time, under the direction of legendary trainer Freddie Roach he has reason to believe he has a chance to win this time. Pascal is focusing less on throwing haymakers and more on his footwork, more on his left hand and simply how to become a better boxer instead of a puncher.

But it seems like a filler match while two more mega fights for Kovalev get set. Kovalev seems destined to fight both Adonis Stevenson and Andre Ward in 2016, he just has to avoid a let down against Pascal.

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