Feature | Dec 24 2019

Jean Pascal: ‘They just wanted to make Bernard Hopkins the oldest boxer to win a world title’

Ahead of his upcoming fight with Badou Jack, Pascal puts forward his view on why he lost to Hopkins
Jean Pascal

ON Saturday December 28 in Atlanta, Georgia, Jean Pascal takes on Badou Jack in a fascinating 12-rounder between two top 10 light-heavyweights. Both fighters boxed in the Olympics as amateurs (Pascal in 2004, Jack in 2008), while each have held WBC titles in the past (Pascal at 175lbs, Jack at 168).

Here, the vastly experienced Pascal speaks to Boxing News about his motivation ahead of the Jack fight, his Hall of Fame aspirations and his memories of his two bouts with Bernard Hopkins.

You have been a professional for almost 15 years now. How do you maintain the hunger and desire to keep putting yourself through tough training camps?
My hunger is stronger than ever right now. I’m fighting to further cement my legacy. I want to be remembered in 100 years from now. I’m fighting for my Haitians, my Canadians and my fans all over the world, so I’m very motivated to continue. This is what drives me and keeps me focused during training camp.