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Jean Pascal: In boxing you need more than only skills

Pascal discusses his upset win over Marcus Browne.

Wil Esco is an assistant editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2014.

In this short video interview with FightHype, following his technical decision win over Marcus Browne this past weekend, Jean Pascal gives his impressions of the fight.

Pascal on how he’s feeling after the fight:

“I’m super happy. You know, we did it. I was the underdog so when you believe in yourself, you work hard, hard work, anything is possible.”

On his knockdowns of Browne:

“We know that Marcus was younger than me, he was slick, fast, so I knew that I would be able to catch up in the later rounds. You know, so I had to be patient, not to swing too much, and as the round progress to put more pressure and that’s what I did. And like I said, in the fourth round I caught him twice, I dropped him twice, so that was the beginning of the end for him.”

On if Browne ever had him hurt in the fight:

“No. Like Marcus, he doesn’t really punch like Kovalev or Carl Froch, but he’s a solid fighter, you know. He’s a solid fighter, he’s young, he’s very talented, but like I said, in boxing you need more than only skills. You need like to have heart, guts, and everything.”

On if any of the pre-fight trash talk got under his skin:

“No, I got under his skin. Like I’m the veteran, you know? I been there, done that, so you know with my experience I will be able to get him and that’s what I did tonight.”

On if Browne can come back from that awful cut he suffered:

“Honestly, I really don’t know because I’ve never been cut in my life. Thank God. But like I said, I hope he’s gonna get better and I’m sure he’s gonna be able to learn from that fight and come back stronger.”

On how Adonis Stevenson is doing:

“I saw him lately. He’s doing way better and I’m very happy. I think it’s a miracle that now he is okay so I am very, very happy for him and his family.

“Good spirits. He walks, talks well, so we are very proud of him.”

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