Fight Pick & Preview - Pascal vs. Bute:
It's a crosstown rivals in Montreal match on January 18, 2014, when Jean Pascal dukes it out with Lucian Bute live on HBO. Pascal vs. Bute was set to take place on May 25, but was postponed after Bute hurt his left hand.
By the time the fight happens, boxing fans will have been waiting ten months. What can they expect from this pair of former champions, and what (if anything) has changed since Spring 2013?
Jean Pascal (28-2-1, 17 KOs)
5'10 1/2", 72" reach, 31 years old
Former WBC Light Heavyweight Title
Pascal hasn't been the busiest of fighters since his WBC championship. Since his 2011 loss of the title to Bernard Hopkins (who went on to lose it and then pick up the IBF belt in the meantime!), he has fought two journeymen. By the time he gets to Bute, Pascal will have had only two "gimme" fights in two and a half years. Thankfully, the most recent of the pair was in September, so he will...