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Jean Pascal fighting for legacy against Dmitry Bivol

The veteran says he’s looking to cement his legacy on November 24.

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

Jean Pascal has achieved quite a bit in boxing, a former lineal light heavyweight champion and holder of multiple titles, but he says that the biggest fight of his career is coming on November 24, when he faces Dmitry Bivol on HBO.

“This is the most important fight of my life and I could not be more motivated,” said Pascal. “I’m making boxing history on November 24th. I’m known as a champion who never turned down any challenges, but I want to be two-time champion and I want to be immortalized in the Hall of Fame when my career is over. To fully cement my status as a Hall of Famer, I must win this fight and I will win this fight.

“Bivol is a very good fighter and a difficult challenge, but greatness has never been achieved without overcoming difficult challenges. My Canadian fans should be very excited because all of the light heavyweight belts will be in our house for Christmas this year.”

Pascal (33-5-1, 20 KO) still looks like he has some gas in the tank at age 35. He lost to Eleider Alvarez in June 2017 by decision, but came back to knock off unbeaten prospect Ahmed Elbiali in December. In his last fight, he stopped Steve Bosse, quite predictably.

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