Cloutier’s Canada Corner
Pascal vs. Bossé No Longer In Danger
By Daniel Cloutier
MONTRÉAL - Yvon Michel, the promoter of the GYM Group in
Montréal, said Sunday that he was extremely confident to see
the Québec Athletic Commission (Régie provincial des sports
de combat) renew the boxing licence of the former UFC
champion, Steve Bossé.
Two days ago, rumors were circulating in Montréal,
concerning the fact that Bossé and his entourage got a link
with a criminal organization in Montréal.
The Québec Athletic Commission investigated the case Monday,
and nothing was proving that Bossé got a link with
criminals. Then, the Québec Athletic Commission has been
obliged to renew the Bossé pro boxing license few hours ago.
“Everything is in order now, than, the main event of our
next boxing show still a fight between Jean Pascal and Steve
Bossé,” said Yvon Michel. “This fight is creating a pretty
big interest in our community.”
Bossé, a cruiserweight (190 pounds), has only one pro boxing
fight (1-0-0), but he is very strong physically. Pascal
(32-5-1) is a former WBC light heavyweight (175 pounds)
Pascal announced his retirement last December, few hours
after his win by TKO against the Egyptian Ahmed Elbiali in
Miami, but two days after, Bossé challenged publicly Pascal.
Few hours after, Pascal called Yvon Michel to tell him:
“Yvon, I am ready to postponed my retirement if you are
ready to organize a fight between Bossé and me.”
The fight Pascal-Bossé will be presented July 20th at Bell
Place in Laval, a Montréal northern suburb.