Jean Pascal vs. Bernard Hopkins II

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Dynasty II
Jean Pascal vs. Bernard Hopkins II.jpg
Date May 21, 2011
Venue Canada Bell Centre, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Title(s) on the line WBC, IBO, The Ring, and Lineal Light Heavyweight Championships
Tale of the tape
Boxer Canada Jean Pascal United States Bernard Hopkins
Hometown Laval, Quebec, Canada Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Pre-fight record 26-1-1-0 (16 KO) 51-5-2-1 (32 KO)
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight 175 174¾ (re weighed-in)
Style orthodox orthodox
Recognition WBC, IBO, The Ring, and Lineal Light Heavyweight Champion
Result
Hopkins defeated Pascal via unanimous decision.


Jean Pascal vs. Bernard Hopkins II, billed as Dynasty II, was a Light Heavyweight championship fight for the WBC Middleweight championship.[1] The bout was held on May 21, 2011, at Bell Centre, Montreal in Quebec, Canada and was televised on HBO.

Background[edit]

The WBC ordered a rematch between light heavyweight champion Jean Pascal and former champion Bernard Hopkins, three weeks after they fought to a highly disputed draw back in December. The WBC's ruling, however, could have meant that Pascal, also the lineal champion, could be stripped of his alphabet title because he may have to fight Dawson in a rematch of their August fight.[2] When Pascal defeated Dawson by 11th-round technical decision last summer, Dawson had a rematch clause in his contract in the event of a loss. The contract allowed both fighters to take interim bouts before the rematch was due. Dawson (29-1, 17 KOs) did not take one. However, Pascal did—and fought to the draw with Hopkins. Dawson is now slated to fight Bernard Hopkins on October 15, 2011.[3]

Referee and Judges[edit]

The referee for the fight is Ian John-Lewis, and the judges are Rey Danseco, Anek Hongtongkam, and Guido Cavalleri .[4] John-Lewis had previously been referee for fights involving Vitali Klitschko and Shannon Briggs fight in October 2010.[5]

Main card[edit]

Preliminary card[edit]

  • Light Heavyweight bout: Canada Nicholson Poulard vs. Mexico Jaudiel Zepeda
    • Poulard defeated Zepeda via unanimous decision (100-90, 100-90, 100-90).
  • Welterweight bout: Canada Kevin Bizier vs. Mexico Mauro Lucero
    • Bizier defeated Lucero via knockout at 3:00 in the fifth round.
  • Cruiserweight bout: Colombia Eleider Alvarez vs. Canada David Whittom
    • Alvarez defeated Whittom via unanimous decision (40-36, 40-36, 40-36).
  • Heavyweight bout: Colombia Oscar Rivas vs. Hungary Zsolt Zathureczky
    • Rivas defeated Zathureczky via technical knockout at 2:05 in the first round.
  • Heavyweight bout: Canada Didier Bence vs. CanadaDwayne Storey
    • Bence defeated Storey via technical knockout at 1:38 in the second round.
  • Light Middleweight bout: Canada Mikaël Zewski vs. United States Ruben Galvan
    • Zewski defeated Galvan via knockout at 1:44 in the third round.

International broadcasting[edit]

Bernard Hopkins won WBC light heavyweight title.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Morin, Vincent (2011-02-09). "Boxing: Jean Pascal, Bernard Hopkins and Chad Dawson To Be Featured May 21". Bleacher Report. Retrieved 2011-05-09. 
  2. ^ Dan, Rafael (2011-01-07). "Bernard Hopkins may get rematch". ESPN. Retrieved 2011-05-17. 
  3. ^ Dan, Ambrose (2011-05-16). "Hopkins to fight Dawson-Diaconu winner if he beats Pascal on Saturday". BoxingNews24. Retrieved 2011-05-17. 
  4. ^ "Pascal Hopkins Rematch: Judges And Referee elected". Boxing Scene. 3 May 2011. Retrieved 10 May 2011. 
  5. ^ "Ian John-Lewis - Referee". BoxRec. 2011. Retrieved 10 May 2011. 

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