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Sergey Kovalev To Fight Jean Pascal

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Sergey Kovalev to fight Jean Pascal

By Dan Rafael | ESPN.com

Unified light heavyweight titleholder Sergey Kovalev has repeatedly said he wants significant fights and now he has another one on tap -- a showdown with former champion Jean Pascal, by far the best available opponent. Kovalev promoter Main Events and Pascal promoter InterBox announced Tuesday that they have reached an agreement for the HBO-televised fight to take place March 14 in either Montreal, Pascal's hometown, or Quebec City.

The deal comes less than a month after Kovalev routed Bernard Hopkins on Nov. 8 to unify three titles in one of the year's biggest fights.

However, Kovalev-Pascal is contingent on two significant pieces of business. First, Pascal must defeat Argentina's Roberto Bolonti, a former world title challenger, on Saturday at the Bell Centre in Montreal. Also, because Kovalev has a mandatory defense due against France's Nadjib Mohammedi, the IBF must grant a special exception allowing Kovalev to make an optional defense....

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