Former WBC light heavyweight champion Jean Pascal made a successful
return to the ring on Friday night when he out-pointed Aleksy Kuziemski
at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Canada. Despite damaging his shoulder in
the fourth round Pascal still managed to score two knockdowns on his
way to a clear unanimous points win.
Pascal, who had not fought since losing his WBC light heavyweight
crown to Bernard Hopkins a year ago, was a clear winner on all three
judges cards by scores of 100-88 and 98-90 twice.
Pascal, 27-2-1-(16),is now scheduled to challenge American Chad
Dawson for the WBC light-heavyweight title in Quebec, Canada on March
23, providing the injury to his left shoulder heals in time.
On the undercard ko king David Lemieux, 28-2-(27), continued to
please his army of loyal fans when he forced Russian opponent Albert
Ayrapetyan, 20-4-(9), to retire after 1.26 of the second round.
Ayrapetyan was decked twice in the opening round before a straight right
sent down again in the second, prompting his cornerman to throw in the
Lemieux is now scheduled to headline at the Bell Centre on February 8th against Colombian Jose Miguel Torres.
cruiserweight Eleider Alvarez w ko 8 Danny McIntosh
NABA super featherweight title Logan McGuinness w pts 10 Carlos Manuel Reyes
light middleweight Kevin Bizier w pts 8 Doel Carrasquillo
heavyweight Oscar Rivas w ko 1 Laszlo Peczeli
light heavyweight Andrew Gardiner w tko 3 Attila Tibor Nagy
featherweight Marc Pagcaliwangan w tko 1 Richard Voros
to Doghouse Boxing.