Jean Pascal returns to Boxing in Decemeber in Montreal, Canada
Jean Pascal returns to Boxing in Decemeber in Montreal, Canada By Media Report on Doghouse Boxing (Nov 5, 2012)
MONTREAL (November 5, 2012) -- It is now confirmed that, after 17 months
of waiting, the World Boxing Council (WBC) light heavyweight champion
from 2009 to 2011, Jean Pascal (26-2-1, 16 KOs), of Laval (Quebec,
Canada), is returning to the ring on Friday, December 14 at the Bell
Loyal fans of the popular Fast & Furious Boxing
Series will benefit from the long awaited return of the world-class
fighter Pascal, who will face Aleksy "Ali" Kuziemski (23-4, 7 KOs) Dec.
14 in the second of the four exciting matches featured on the Fast &
Furious Series 3.0.
Pascal hasn't fought since losing on points
to Bernard Hopkins in May of 2011 at a packed Bell Centre. His absence
on the international scene left a gaping hole in the light heavyweight
division. Pascal has two option proposals for 2013: the first is a fight
on Showtime against International Boxing Federation (IBF) champion
Tavoris Cloud (24-0, 19 KOs) in February, the other a rematch against
WBC champion Chad Dawson (31-2, 17 KOs) on HBO in March.
he challenges for another world championship, Pascal must return to the
various association's rankings, a position he lost due to his prolonged
absence. Only an impressive victory against Kuziemski will give Pascal
optimism for 2013. "After a few unsuccessful tries," Pascal said "I know
that this time is correct. My training is going well, my health is
excellent, and I started hurting my sparring partners in training. In
2013, I will be world champion, crushing anybody who tries to stop me."
has a lot of experience in amateur boxing having won a bronze medal at
the 2003 World Championships in Bangkok, Thailand. He (Poland) and
Pascal (Canada) participated in the 2004 Olympic in Athens, Greece.
Kuziemski lost on points to current World Boxing Association (WBA)
champion Beibut Shumenov. A veteran of 27 professional, Kuziemski held
the prestigious European title from 2008 to 2009. He unsuccessfully
challenged for world title twice, stopped in the 11th round by former
World Boxing Organization (WBO) light heavyweight champion Juergen
Braehmer (38-2, 30 KOs), and in the fourth by reigning WBO titlist
Nathan Cleverly (24-0, 11 KOs) last year.
Kuziemski won his last
fight in March of this year against Leo Tchoula (9-2, 8 KO) by
second-round technical knockout in Poland. "Kuziemski is a solid
professional who learned to box in the great Polish amateur system that
has been very successful in Europe," GYM president Yvon Michel said. He
also fought in World Championship. He certainly has the tools, maturity,
and experience to provide a solid examination for our boxer (Pascal)."
David Lemieux in co-feature
slugger David Lemieux (27-2-1, 26 KOs), of Laval, fights a middleweight
opponent to soon be announced in the 10-round co-feature. We already
know who he is but a contracts administration is preventing GYM to
disclose his name for the moment. A hint: he has fought over a 10 rounds
fight against universally acclaimed middleweight champion Sergio
"Maravilla" Martinez. Lemieux is a Montreal fan-favorite because of he
is a powerful, offensive-minded fighter without compromise.
Eleider Alvarez vs. Edison Miranda
North American Boxing Organization (NABO light heavyweight champion and
adopted Quebec son, Eleider "Storm" Alvarez (10-0, 6 KOs) takes on
heavy-handed Colombian Edison "Pantera" Miranda (35-8, 30 KOs) in a
12-round NABO title defense. Alvarez faces the stiffest test of his
young career in the 43-fight veteran, 31-year-old Miranda. Miranda
wanted Pascal as his opponent and he was promised a shot, if he defeats
his Dec. 14th opponent. Since his third-round, technical knockout loss
to Lucian Bute for the International Boxing Federation (IBF) super
middleweight title in 2010, Miranda moved up to fight in light
heavyweight division. Although he's lost three of his last five fights
at 175-pounds, losing top leading prospects, Miranda's power and
Kamikaze-style of fighting represents a constant danger to everyone and
keeps spectators fascinated. Alvarez's coach, Marc Ramsay, commented, "A
while ago, 'Storm' asked me to fight Miranda because he hates his
attitude and personality. This will be a very personal fight for him; a
very emotional battle ahead!"
Kevin Bizier & Logan McGuinness remain active
in action in the Dec. 14th event is fearsome slugger and reigning NABA
welterweight champion, Kevin Bizier (18-0, 13 KOs), from Quebec city,
who returns to the ring in a fight allowing him to remain active in
preparation for his very important fight on the February 8 Fast &
Furious show. Another NABA champion, super featherweight Logan
McGuinness (18-0-1, 9 KOs), of Orangeville, Ontario, a protégé of Adam
Harris, will defend his crown in a 12-round bout. McGuinness is not a
stranger in Montreal, where he has fought five times, knocking out
Drumondville's Benoit Gaudet in 2011.
GYM will present a total of seven professional fights with more details coming shortly.
Dec. 14th event will be available for viewing by fans in the comfort of
their homes via Canal Indigo, Bell TV, Shaw TV in Canada, as well as on
WealthTV in the United States.
GYM wishes to thank its key
partners, including Pierre Bibeau of Loto Quebec, Robert Dépatie of
Videotron, Pierre Dion of TVA Sports, Jacques Aubé of Evenko, Charles
Benoit and Martin Spalding from Astral Radio, Coors Light, Marc Roberge,
Martin Trudel and Guy St-Pierre of Tonikgroupimage, Marcel Savard of
BLlitho, Houston restaurants, Adidas and Rival. Almost all have been
with GYM since its beginning and their participation is as important as
Tickets are on sale now for the Dec. 14 event
at the Bell Centre, as well as the entire GYM boxing series, the
innovative and popular "Fast and Furious." Tickets, starting at $36.00,
are available to purchase at the Bell Centre, or at evenko.ca, or by
calling GYM at (514) 383.0666. Season tickets for the next three Fast
& Furious series events for a significant discount on reserved