Quebec Jean Pascal had been promised fireworks in his first fight in Peel County since 2018, but instead lost by unanimous decision against Germany’s Michael Evert, Thursday at Peel Arena.
Thus Pascal (36-7-1, 20 KOs) lost his chance to become the mandatory challenger to the IBF light heavyweight champion, Montrealer Artur Beterbiev.
The judges gave scores of 118-110, 115-113 and 117-111 in favor of Evert (12-1-0, 4 KOs).
This person had the upper hand in terms of size and thanks to the excellent cardiovascular condition. While Lavallois sought to hit the target with devastating blows, his opponent restricted less powerful but more effective combos.
This is Pascal’s first defeat since November 24, 2018. Then he lost by unanimous decision against Dmitry Pivoll.
Earlier in the evening, Quebec’s Mathieu Germain won the IBF Intercontinental Welterweight Belt. He won by unanimous decision of the justices against Ontario’s Stephen Wilcox.
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