Photos: Jean Pascal – Roberto Bolonti Press Conference

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Jean Pascal:
(about his decision to not trash-talk Thursday)
“Everything in its time. Everything I do is calculated. People think I’m unpredictable, but my strategies all well-planned with my sports psychologist. Now, for this fight, there isn’t any battle of wills, so there’s no point in trying to intimidate my opponent. We have another plan on the psychological front, but intimidation is not part of it.”
  
(about Bolonti)
“He’s a boxer with stamina. He has 35 wins, 24 by knock out. He’s never lost by KO, which means he’s coming here to go the distance. He’s had three months to prepare because he was initially set to fight Lucian Bute. He says the fight will be easier from a strategic standpoint because I’m a right-hander, so I know he’ll be ready. He’s here to try and surprise everyone. A win would allow him to be noticed at the international level.”
 
(On Bolonti lasting 12 rounds vs Braehmer on three weeks notice)
“Going the distance against a world champ, that says he’s a quality boxer. He has experience, he has stamina, so we’re in for a good fight at the Bell Centre on Saturday night.”
 
(Pascal says not thinking about Kovalev fight just yet)
 
“All I’m thinking about is this fight. I know Bolonti is the ideal opponent for me to prepare for the next bout, whoever it will be, against any right-hander, and allow me to go to the next level.”
  

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Jean Pascal 
 
Roberto Bolonti:
“I was preparing to fight Lucian Bute and, suddenly, he got injured.  I know many people from Montreal follow him and that when he fights, the arena is full, so, I was quite disappointed. But it’s always easier to fight a right-handed boxer (like Pascal) than it is a left-hander (like Bute). The strategy will change, but it’s nothing to worry about. I’m looking forward to the fight.”
   
 

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Roberto Bolonti
 

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The Staredown
 

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The Main Event.
 
 
WHAT:             Pascal vs. Bolonti PPV
 
WHEN:             Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014
 
WHERE:           Bell Centre, Montreal, Canada
 
WHO:               Main Event — Light Heavyweights (10) — PPV
JEAN PASCAL (29-2-1, 17 KOs), Laval, Quebec, Canada
vs.
                        ROBERTO “The Beast” BOLONTI (35-3, 24 KOs), Buenos Aires, Argentina
 
                        Co-Feature – WBC International Super Middleweight Championship (12) – PPV
                        SCHILLER “Batman” HYPPOLITE (13-1, 9 KOs), Montreal, Quebec, Canada
                        vs.
                        NORBERT “Noble” NEMESAPATI (15-1, 14 KOs), Budapest, Hungary
 
                        Super Featherweights (8) – PPV
                        JOEL DIAZ, JR. (17-0, 13 KOs), Palmdale, California, USA
                        vs.
                        PEDRO “Cowboy” NAVARRETE (28-19-3, 17 KOs), San Juan Zitaltepec, Mexico
 
                        Junior Middleweights (6/8) – PPV
                        STEVEN “Bang Bang” BUTLER (8-0, 7 KOs), Montreal, Quebec, Canada
                        vs.
                        LYES CHAIBI (12-7-2, 2 KOs), Saint-Etienne, Loire, France
 
                        Welterweights (8)
                        YVES ULYSSE, JR. (4-0, 3 KOs), Montreal, Quebec, Canada
                        vs.
                        LUKASZ JANIK (12-7-1, 8 KOs), Katowice, Poland
 
                        Heavyweights (8)
                        BOGDAN DINU (11-0, 7 KOs), Montreal, Quebec, Canada
                        vs.
                        MIKAEL VIEIRA (14-4-1, 7 KOs), Montlucon, Allier, France
 
                        Super Lightweights (6/8) – Swing Bout
                        DAVID THEROUX (4-0, 3 KOs), Sorel-Tracy, Quebec, Canada
                        vs.
                        MAURYCY GOJKO (22-44-3, 8 KOs), Lublin, Poland
 
PROMOTER:      Interbox
 
PPV:                Available throughout North America.Integrated Sports Media will distributed in the    United States for live viewing at 8:00 p..m. ET – 5:00 p.m. PT on both
cable and satellite pay-per-view via iN Demand, DirecTV, DISH, and Vubiquity for a suggested retail price of only $24.95. Plus viewers in the US can order on-line by going to www.GFL.tv. Saturday night’s event will be available on PPV in Canada on Indigo and Bell in French and English, as well as via Rogers, Shaw and Sask-Tel in English only.
 
ANNOUNCERS:  Corey Erdman (blow-by-blow) & Benny Ricardo (color analyst)

Jean Pascal vs Roberto Bolonti Fact Sheet

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WHAT:             Pascal vs. Bolonti PPV

WHEN:             Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014
 
WHERE:           Bell Centre, Montreal, Canada
 
WHO:               Main Event — Light Heavyweights (10) — PPV
JEAN PASCAL (29-2-1, 17 KOs), Laval, Quebec, Canada
vs.
                        ROBERTO “The Beast” BOLONTI (35-3, 24 KOs), Buenos Aires, Argentina
 
                        Co-Feature – WBC International Super Middleweight Championship (12) – PPV
                        SCHILLER “Batman” HYPPOLITE (13-1, 9 KOs), Montreal, Quebec, Canada
                        vs.
                        NORBERT “Noble” NEMESAPATI (15-1, 14 KOs), Budapest, Hungary
 
                        Super Featherweights (8) – PPV
                        JOEL DIAZ, JR. (17-0, 13 KOs), Palmdale, California, USA
                        vs.
                        PEDRO “Cowboy” NAVARRETE (28-19-3, 17 KOs), San Juan Zitaltepec, Mexico
 
                        Junior Middleweights (6/8) – PPV
                        STEVEN “Bang Bang” BUTLER (8-0, 7 KOs), Montreal, Quebec, Canada
                        vs.
                        LYES CHAIBI (12-7-2, 2 KOs), Saint-Etienne, Loire, France
 
                        Welterweights (8)
                        YVES ULYSSE, JR. (4-0, 3 KOs), Montreal, Quebec, Canada
                        vs.
                        LUKASZ JANIK (12-7-1, 8 KOs), Katowice, Poland
 
                        Heavyweights (8)
                        BOGDAN DINU (11-0, 7 KOs), Montreal, Quebec, Canada
                        vs.
                        MIKAEL VIEIRA (14-4-1, 7 KOs), Montlucon, Allier, France
 
                        Super Lightweights (6/8) – Swing Bout
                        DAVID THEROUX (4-0, 3 KOs), Sorel-Tracy, Quebec, Canada
                        vs.
                        MAURYCY GOJKO (22-44-3, 8 KOs), Lublin, Poland
 
PROMOTER:      Interbox
 
PPV:                Available throughout North America.Integrated Sports Media will distributed in the    United States for live viewing at 8:00 p..m. ET – 5:00 p.m. PT on both
cable and satellite pay-per-view via iN Demand, DirecTV, DISH, and Vubiquity for a suggested retail price of only $24.95. Plus viewers in the US can order on-line by going to www.GFL.tv. Saturday night’s event will be available on PPV in Canada on Indigo and Bell in French and English, as well as via Rogers, Shaw and Sask-Tel in English only.
 
ANNOUNCERS:  Corey Erdman (blow-by-blow) & Benny Ricardo (color analyst)

Jean Pascal vs Roberto Bolonti Undercard Announced

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MONTREAL (Dec. 2, 2014) – A strong undercard featuring some of North America’s top prospects has been announced by the event promoter, Interbox, for this Saturday night’s pay-per-view card, headlined by former world light heavyweight champion Jean Pascal (29-2-1, 17 KOs) against Roberto “The Beast” Bolonti (35-3, 24 KOs) in the 10-round main event, at the famed Bell Centre in Montreal.
 
The four-fight PPV card is available throughout North America.Integrated Sports Media will distribute it in the United States for live viewing at 8:00 p.m. ET – 5:00 p.m. PT on both cable and satellite pay-per-view via iN Demand, DirecTV, DISH, and Vubiquity for a suggested retail price of only $24.95. Plus viewers in the US can order on-line by going to www.GFL.tv. Saturday night’s event will be available on PPV in Canada on Indigo and Bell in French and English, as well as via Rogers, Shaw and Sask-Tel in English only.
 

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In the 12-round co-feature, Montreal by way of Haiti super middleweight Schiller “Batman” Hyppolite (13-1, 9 KOs) takes on Hungarian invader Norberto “Noble” Nemesapati (15-1, 14 KOs) for the World Boxing Council (WBC) International super middleweight title.
 
Hyppolite, promoted by Eye of the Tiger Management (EOTTM), is ranked No. 15 by the International Boxing Federation (IBF). He’s riding an eight-fight win streak, highlighted by his most recent action, in which he won a unanimous 10-round decision over former Irish super middleweight champion JJ McDonough. Nemesapati is the WBC Youth Silver 168-pound champion.
 
Undefeated California super featherweight Joel Diaz, Jr. (17-0, 13 KOs), arguably one of the most exciting prospects in the U.S., faces Mexican veteran Pedro “Cowboy” Navarette (28-19-3, 17 KOs) in an eight-rounder.
 
Diaz, only 22, has already beaten some name fighters such as Tyler Asseltine, Emmanuel Lucero and previously unbeaten Guy Robb. Diaz is a banger who has stopped 13 of his 17 opponents as a professional. Navarrette has become a gatekeeper, of sorts, and is a former WBC FECOMBOX super featherweight and Interim WBC Caribbean Boxing Federation champion.
 
In the fourth PPV fight, Montreal junior middleweight sensation Steven “Bang Bang” Butler (8-0, 7 KOs) meets the toughest test of his young career to date, Lyes Chaibi (12-7-2, 2 KOs), of France, in a 6/8-round match.
 
A year ago at 18, Butler was the youngest member of the Canadian National Boxing Team. His promoter, EOTTM, has this Phenom on the fast track with this being his ninth pro fight since he turned pro this past March 28. Chaibi is a rugged, experienced fighter who hasn’t been stopped in 21 pro career fights.
 
Highlights of three other fights scheduled for the live card, showcasing local fighters, may air pending time considerations: Montreal welterweight Yves Ulysse, Jr. (4-0, 3 KOs) vs. Poland’s Lukasz Janik (12-7-1, 2 KOs) and Montreal heavyweight Bogdan Dinu (11-0, 7 KOs) vs. France’s Mickael Vieira (14-1-1, 7 KOs) in a pair of 8-round fights; Sorel-Tracy super lightweight David Theroux (4-0, 3 KOs) vs. Poland’s Maurycy Gojko (22-44-3, 8 KOs) in a 6/8-round swing bout.
 
Tickets are on sale and available to purchase by visiting www.evenko.ca, or calling 1.855.310.2525 and Club de boxe Champion (1.514.376.0980).