Originally posted on Pro Boxing Fans  |  Last updated 12/22/11
WBC #2 ranked light heavyweight Ismayl Sillakh (17-0 14KO) calls former champion Jean Pascal's excuses to back out of a WBC-ordered showdown against him transparent. "They can't hide from me forever," said Sillakh of fellow top light heavies Jean Pascal (WBC #3 ranked), Chad Dawson (WBC #1 ranked), and Bernard Hopkins (WBC champion). "Enough excuses. Just get in the ring and fight. We're fighters." Credit: Team Sillakh Sillakh says Team Pascal's excuse that a fight between them would be hard to sell is laughable given the crowds Pascal has drawn to fight a long list of unknown foreign fighters in his adopted home of Quebec, Canada. "I am the uncrowned champion and these guys at the top are all hoping to avoid me as long as possible before I take over the division. I understand that. But at the end of the day, someone has to step up and say I'm a fighter. I will fight. Pascal, you and I are both young and in our primes. Let's show the world who is the better man. I will
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