Found February 19, 2013 on Pro Boxing Fans:
An agreement has been made for a fight between Canadian superstars Lucian Bute and Jean Pascal, although the details of the fight are still to be determined. Bute vs. Pascal is a high profile match which would be a blockbuster in Canada, and one of the best regional rivalry match-ups to make in the sport (although, interestingly, not the cross-Canada showdown we had anticipated). Credit: Tom Casino / Showtime What we do know is that Bute will be moving up to 175 lbs for the bout. What we don't know is the date and exact location, although apparently several large football/soccer stadiums are being considered, and May 25 is the frontrunner. This fight throws a wrench in a few potential upcoming fights, most notably, a planned rematch for each fighter. First and foremost would be Pascal's planned rematch with Chad Dawson. The two were supposed to meet in March, although injuries delayed those plans. They were going to then hold that fight on the May 25th date on HBO, but bigge...

Jean Pascal, Lucian Bute to Fight May 25

French-language site is reporting that Jean Pascal (27-2-1, 16 KOs) is set to fight Lucian Bute (31-1, 24 KOs) at the Bell Centre in Montreal on May 25. Promoters Yvon Michel of GYM Promotions (who promotes Pascal) and Jean Bedard of Interbox (who promotes Bute) have reportedly agreed to terms for the Montreal superfight. [...]

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Earlier this week, your columnist reported that Jean Pascal and Lucian Bute were set to fight on May 25 in Montreal. In that article, I also suggested that I didn’t think that Bute was going to emerge victorious. The evidence suggests that the bigger man who has been in with and beaten the better competition [...]

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