Two of Canada’s top boxers, Jean Pascal and Lucian Bute, are set to lock horns come May 25th in what will arguably be the country's biggest-ever fight. The Montreal Bell Centre will play host to this massive domestic dust-up which has been scheduled as a 12 rounder at light heavyweight. The fight will not only help decide who is Canada’s top boxer, but will also be a chance for both Pascal and Bute to put themselves back in contention for world titles shots, following their respective losses to Bernard Hopkins and Carl Froch.
Record: 27-2-1 (16KOs)
Jean Pascal will have fought only once in two years by the time he steps into the ring to face Lucian Bute, and ring rust could play a major role in the fight’s outcome. His only fight in those two years came in December when he outpointed 35-year-old journeyman Aleksy Kuziemski, which is hardly the ideal warm-up for arguably the biggest fight of his career.
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