WBA, WBO and IBF light-heavyweight champion Sergey Kovalev reacted to challenger Jean Pascal attempting to remove his cap at Wednesday’s final press conference as things got a little heated ahead of Saturday’s showdown.
Kovalev, who was the epitome of calm throughout proceedings, let his guard down for a split second as Pascal made a move to get under the big-punching Russian’s skin.
Whether Pascal has had an effect on Kovalev will only be learned when the two champion collide at the Bell Centre in Montreal this weekend as the home fighter attempts to dethrone ‘Krusher’ from his lofty perch as the number one at 175lbs.
Kovalev vs. Pascal is a 12-round fight for the WBO, WBA and IBF Light Heavyweight World Championship Titles. The fight will be televised as part of a live triple header on HBO World Championship Boxing® Saturday, March 14 from the Centre Bell in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Tickets are on sale now at the Centre Bell ticket office, at www.evenko.ca, by telephone at 1-855-310-2525 or through Club de Boxe Champion 514-376-0980. This event is a co-promotion of Main Events and InterBox, presented by Vidéotron in association with Mise-O-Jeu.