This Saturday (August 14) light-heavyweight champion Jean Pascal (25-1, 16 KOs) will defend his WBC title against Chad Dawson (29-0, 17 KOs).
The bout has intrigue as it involves two young, prime light-heavys in a division noted for its older stars. For the past two years, Dawson’s competition has consisted of matches with Antonio Tarver and Glen Johnson, both aged 41. For Pascal, it will be his biggest test since losing a decision to Carl Froch in 2008.
The fight will take place in Pascal’s adopted hometown of Montreal, Canada. Check out Steward’s breakdown of this “technical” fight and which fighter he thinks will take over in the second half.
I will post my own full breakdown and prediction later this week.