Adonis Stevenson and Jean Pascal have gone back-and-forth in the media, and now promoter Yvon Michel has placed a hold on Montreal's Bell Centre for April 4, 2015. This doesn't mean the fight will happen, but it does mean it's being negotiated, at least.
"We have reserved the Bell Center for that date long ago. Every year, we reserve a strategic date, and that date has been reserved from a long time ago at Bell Centre," said Michel. "Adonis is committed to the WBC to fight his mandatory contender, and that mandatory contender is Jean Pascal, so if we are able to come to an agreement, then that April 4 date would be the perfect date for that."
Stevenson (24-1, 20 KO) has fought just once this year, a tougher than expected decision win over Andrzej Fonfara on May 24. Pascal (29-2-1, 17 KO) has also fought just once this year, handily defeating Lucian Bute on January 18.
The most recent update was the great #ForestGun Twitter callout from Pascal, with Stevenson responding in kind, or whatever, maybe he didn't. I don't really remember. It's not that interesting.
Hopefully, this fight does come together, because it promises action, a great atmosphere in Montreal where both are crowd favorites, and some grudge match build-up from a couple of solid trash talkers.