Jean Pascal: ‘The way I’m going to beat Kovalev is simple…’

Former light heavyweight champion Jean Pascal inside of the Roy Jones Jr. Fight Academy in Las Vegas (Photo: Chris Robinson)


By Chris Robinson

Training camp continues to push forward in Las Vegas for  former champion Jean Pascal ahead of his dangerous challenge of unified light heavyweight champion Sergey Kovalev.

Pascal, who once held the WBC crown, will vie for Kovalev’s WBA/IBF/WBO belts on March 14 from the Bell Centre on HBO’s airwaves.

Training inside of the Roy Jones Jr. Fight Academy, Pascal is at ease with his early progression.

“Vegas is always good,” stated the Haitian-Canadian. “It’s warm, so I can’t complain.”

Kovalev has been an a very impressive streak, with his November domination over Bernard Hopkins helping to secure his star status.

Pascal is well aware of the danger that comes with facing the power-punching Russian, yet his confidence is still brimming.

“Kovalev is a great fighter,” Pascal said respectfully. “That’s why he has three belts. That’s why he got named 2014 Fight of the year. But unfornutatley for him we’re on 2015. That’s my time. I’m just going to show my skill on March 14 and the way I’m going to beat Kovalev is simple. I’m going to box him.

“He’s doing everything ¬†good,” Pascal added. “He’s not doing everything great, but he’s doing everything well. I have a lot to do to win this fight. It’s going to be a tough fight but for me you know me, I love a challenge and I’m going to rise to the occasion.”

*** Check below for the full interview with Pascal, where he goes into detail on the Kovalev clash, learning from Roy Jones Jr. in camp, and much more

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