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Dawson vs Pascal, Froch vs Kessler rematches likely to air together on HBO

The Dawson-Pascal and Froch-Kessler rematches will probably be paired together on HBO from Montreal and London on May 25.

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Scott Christ is the managing editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2006.

According to Dan Rafael of ESPN via Twitter, HBO will offer a pair of rematches on May 25, with Chad Dawson-Jean Pascal II from Montreal, and Carl Froch-Mikkel Kessler II from London.

If Froch-Kessler is shown live, it will air first in the afternoon, but would most likely be replayed later with the fight from Montreal.

Dawson (31-2, 17 KO) and Pascal (27-2-1, 16 KO) fought for the first time in August 2010, with Pascal winning a technical decision in 11 rounds. Froch (30-2, 22 KO) and Kessler (46-2, 35 KO) met in April 2010, with Kessler winning a tight decision in Denmark.

In their last fights, Dawson was dominated by Andre Ward; Pascal overcame a shoulder injury to beat Aleksy Kuziemski; Froch sparked Yusaf Mack; and Kessler thrashed Brian Magee.

The deal for this doubleheader hasn't been officially announced, but HBO is going to be the network for Dawson-Pascal II, and have expressed serious interest in Froch-Kessler, too.

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