Cloutier’s Canada Corner
Jean Pascal: "I Am Ready For A War"
By Daniel Cloutier
MONTRÉAL - The Montrealer Jean Pascal will proceed to the
first defense of his WBA Silver light heavyweight
championship Thursday evening in Atlanta. Pascal (34-6-1)
will face Badou Jack (22-2-3), a Swede living in Las Vegas.
“I am ready for a war,” said Pascal. “I know that Badou Jack
is a good fighter, he has good technique, but I am ready for
this challenge. I really believe I have the weapons to beat
At his last bout, last August at the Barclays Centre in
Brooklyn, Pascal caused a big surprise, in becoming the
first fighter to beat the New Yorker Curtis Browne (23-1-0),
and he won by technical decision (the fight has been stop
because Browne a severe cut).
Jack is a popular name in Canada.
In 2018, in Toronto, Jack fought the WBC light heavyweight
champion, the Montrealer southpaw Adonis Stevenson (29-2-1),
and the bout finished by a draw.
“Several boxing fans believe that I can't beat Badiou Jack,
but several of them said the same thing when I faced Browne
in Brooklyn,” said Pascal. “I know I have the speed, the
technique and the experience to win a bout of this
At the weigh in Friday evening in Atlanta, Pascal posted an
official weight of 174.8 pounds, versus 174.6 for Jack.