Jean Pascal returns to the ring tonight in Montreal against Aleksy Kuziemski, heading a big fight card on WealthTV that will also feature David Lemieux, Eleider Alvarez, Logan Cotton McGuinness, and more.
Former light heavyweight champion Jean Pascal returns to the ring tonight in the main event at the Bell Centre in Montreal, facing Aleksy Kuziemski on a bill that also features light heavyweight prospect Eleider Alvarez, powerful middleweight David Lemieux, and rising super featherweight Logan Cotton McGuinness.
The fights will be shown in the States on WealthTV. You can stream the fights at WealthTV.com. The card will begin at 7 pm EST.
Pascal (26-2-1, 16 KO) hasn't fought since his May 2011 loss to Bernard Hopkins, and with a win tonight, is tentatively scheduled to rematch Chad Dawson in March. Kuziemski (23-4, 7 KO) is a fringe contender at best, and has been stopped in the past by Nathan Cleverly, Juergen Braehmer, and Dmitry Sukhotsky. He also has a decision loss at home in Poland to Doudou Ngumbu.
Eleider Alvarez (10-0, 6 KO) is a Colombian fighter now based in Montreal, and has started to move his career along. He was originally slated to face Edison Miranda tonight, but that fell through, and now he'll take on Danny McIntosh (13-3, 7 KO). McIntosh has faced and lost to Cleverly, Eduard Gutknecht, and Tony Bellew, all by stoppage. Last night, this fight was in jeopardy as there were discrepancies in McIntosh's CT scan, but Corey Erdman said earlier that McIntosh was cleared for the fight, so it's on.
David Lemieux (27-2, 26 KO) will be facing Albert Ayrapetyan (20-3, 9 KO). Ayrapetyan was knocked out by Sergio Martinez way back in 2005, then didn't fight again until this year, and he's 2-1 in 2012 against limited foes, losing his last fight.
Logan Cotton McGuinness (18-0-1, 9 KO) returns to Montreal to face Carlos Manuel Reyes (23-1-1, 15 KO) in a 10-round bout. With a win, McGuinness will be on ShoBox in February against Art Hovhannisyan.
Welterweight Kevin Bizier (18-0, 13 KO) will also be in action, facing tough Puerto Rican club fighter Doel Carrasquillo (16-22-1, 14 KO). Bizier has been solid so far, but Carrasquillo isn't quite as easy an opponent as his record might lead one to believe.
BLH will have live round-by-round coverage and results for the fights. Join us tonight!