Bernard Hopkins vs Jean Pascal[12-18-10][SHOWTIME]

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 7 years ago '05        #21
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HBO is not interested, either showtime or ppv

 09-15-2010, 06:48 PM         #22
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Im not interested in this f!ght either.. If B-hop still has some legs left and can get into good conditon he will beat Paschal.. Paschal f!ghting style will make this f!ght more interesting than the last 5 B-hop f!ghts (I hope)...
 7 years ago '04        #23
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I wanted to see Cloud vs. Pascal, but this f!ght is still good. B-Hop will dominate Pascal...he's probably gonna f!ght dirty to negate Pascal's speed.
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 7 years ago '04        #25
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Idk how the f**k this went to SHO PPV.
 09-20-2010, 11:06 PM         #26
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So the people wanted to see Pascal f!ght Bute, and Hopkins to f!ght Dawson.....

We get Pascal/Hopkins. :sleepy:

God damn shame.
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Jean Pascal Talks Roy Jones, Hopkins, Heavyweight Run


By James Blears

Jean Pascal has been formally presented with the famous green belt by World Boxing Council President Jose Sulaiman, at the Zona Rosa Offices of the WBC in downtown Mexico City.

Next week Jean goes to Miami for training camp, in advance of his defense against Bernard Hopkins on December 18th in Quebec. . Jean respects the 45 year evergreen veteran on the polite side of the ropes saying to BoxingScene.com: “Bernard is like a bottle of vintage wine. Look at the way he schooled Kelly Pavlik. He’s a teacher, but I’m a great student of boxing. Bernard seems to get better with age, but my job is to defeat him.”

The only blemish on Jean’s record was a unanimous decision loss to Carl Froch in Nottingham back in 2008. And Jean is keen to have another f!ght in the future. He explained: “The f!ght against Carl brought me a lot of experience. Because of that f!ght I’m a more complete boxer. If we f!ght again, I’m one hundred and ten percent sure that I’ll defeat Carl. He’s a great f!ghter and a great man, but this is my only loss, so we have to do it again. Carl is currently focused on Arthur Abraham and I’m concentrating on Bernard. But after Super Six has finished, why not?”

Jean’s boxing hero is Roy Jones. He said: “Roy is my idol. It’s because of him that I love boxing so very much. It would be crazy to f!ght Roy, and if my promoter asked me to do this, I would decline. But if Roy asked me, it would be a different thing.”

Jean says the WBC belt is going to take pride of place in his bedroom, and he plans to stay a WBC champion for a full ten years, before hanging up his gloves. He says he aims to achieve this by hard work, discipline and sheer dedication.

He also revealed he wants to win the Cruiserweight title and end his career as Heavyweight Champion: “Like my man Roy!”

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Hopkins-Pascal Live on Showtime, Not Pay-Per-View


NEW YORK - Showtime Networks Inc. is proud to announce that the World Light Heavyweight Championship f!ght between future Hall of Famer Bernard Hopkins and young upstart WBC World Champion Jean Pascal will be televised live on SHOWTIME.

The 12-round world championship bout, originally proposed as a pay-per-view event in the United States, will be held in Pascal’s home of Quebec, Canada—at the Pepsi Coliseum in Quebec City—on Saturday, Dec. 18, and be televised live on SHOWTIME at 10 p.m. ET. The event is co-promoted by Group Yvon Michel Inc. and Golden Boy Promotions and sponsored by Casino Montreal and Quebec Tourism.

“We are thrilled to be able to offer this important championship f!ght directly to our loyal subscribers and f!ght fans,” said Ken Hershman, Executive Vice President and General Manager of SHOWTIME Sports®. “This is a milestone f!ght for each man’s respective career and thus this matchup fits perfectly into our programming strategy—to televise the most competitive and meaningful bouts in the sport.

“I want to thank the promoters for this event—Group Yvon Michel Inc., Golden Boy Promotions—and of course the f!ghters themselves for working with us to bring this bout to our faithful audience. It’s an early holiday present for SHOWTIME f!ght fans.”

Pascal and Hopkins are setting out on a multi-city, two-country press tour to officially announce their championship showdown with stops in Quebec City, Montreal, Toronto and New York. The press tour will mark Pascal’s first stateside appearance as WBC Light Heavyweight Champion. Please mark your calendars as these are events not to be missed.

 7 years ago '06        #30
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Bernard tryna add more to his legacy, he tryna be the greatest of all time!!
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Jean Pascal, Bernard Hopkins Go Face To Face in Canada


by Richard Cloutier, Netboxe.com

Groupe Yvon Michel and Golden Boy Promotions launched their media tour to promote the duel between the world champion of the WBC, light heavyweight Jean Pascal (26-1-0), who faces the legendary Bernard Hopkins (51-5-1 ) at the Pepsi Coliseum in Quebec City on December 18. This tour has led to stops in Quebec and Montreal. And the teams will head to Toronto and then travel to New York on Wednesday. It will be certainly one of the biggest boxing matches to be held in Canada. The duel will also broadcast by the American network Showtime and should be seen by nearly 60 million people.

"Here in Montreal, you like boxing and big events," said Bernard Hopkins, when asked to speak. And I understand you. There is nothing like boxing. There's nothing like hearing the crowd scream when walking to the ring. Personally, I am motivated by history. My entire career is dedicated to history and I will continue to box as I am able to be involved. I will stop only when I am no longer able to make history. Jean Pascal is an excellent boxer. He is the champion. He is recognized by The Ring magazine as the best and that's why I want to f!ght it. Jean Pascal is perhaps the future of boxing, but I am both past and present. I'm the one who is currently in boxing history. "

For his part, Jean Pascal did not miss the opportunity to launch some arrows from his rival. From the outset he addressed Hopkins: Hey Bernard, what time is it? Oh, it's time for a new era. Believe it or not, I'm the new guy on the block. Then adding mouse corner to editors: You know me well. "

On a more serious tone, Jean Pascal has confirmed that this was the biggest f!ght of his career. "You know, I was overlooked in my last f!ght, yet I have overcome opponents the likes of Chad Dawson and Adrian Diaconu. True, I am inclined to Carl Froch, but that's what made me better. That's what helped me win my battles thereafter.

As for his shoulder problems, Pascal was reassuring: "It's ancient history. I demonstrated in my last f!ght. My shoulder held up and I felt no pain. It was the first time in three years that I felt no pain. " Remember that Jean Pascal had to undergo surgery at the end of his second duel with Adrian Diaconu. During the f!ght, his shoulder had popped out three times, and then popped back in between rounds by his corner man Russ Amber.

Following the briefing, BoxingScene.com/Netboxe.com spoke briefly with Jean Pascal. He gave us an exclusive perspective on the Hopkins battle while discussing the preparation.

"I view this f!ght as an experiment. Why do I speak from experience? Because we don't see an old dog doing new tricks. Sure, I can not bring things that he's never seen in the ring before, given the experience that Bernard Hopkins has. So it's a f!ght where I will be very focused. Where I really have to follow the instructions from my corner. It will be important for me to keep focus and stay focused as I normally am, but with a little extra. About my preparation, I think that we should not change a winning recipe. So far, my recipe is very successful so we will keep everything the same. We'll just train a tick louder. "

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Bernard Hopkins: Pascal is Just Borrowing The Title


Toronto, ONT - Au revoir to Canada as Jean Pascal and Bernard Hopkins finished up a three-city tour of the country hosting press conferences in Quebec City, Montreal and Toronto to promote their December 18 WBC and Ring Magazine Light Heavyweight World Championship at the Pepsi Coliseum in Quebec City, live in Canada on pay-per-view and on SHOWTIME® in the United States. The current champion Pascal and the seasoned veteran Hopkins exchanged verbal blows at each stop. Accompanied by Golden Boy Promotions President Oscar de la Hoya and GYM President/GM Yvon Michel, the f!ghters will travel to New York City tonight to host their final press conference and only U.S. appearance at Planet Hollywood in Times Square tomorrow, Wednesday, October 20 at 12 p.m. ET. Here is a small sample of quotes and photos from the Canadian tour.

BERNARD HOPKINS

"I understand that this f!ght is win or go home for me. There's really no tomorrow for me...unless I take this f!ght and I take it impressively and I take it aggressively. My career ends (if I lose). People will be calling for my head.

"Pascal is the guy to beat right now and my motivation to accept his challenge is to show that he is just borrowing that title.

"At 35, people thought I was old and then I beat Felix Trinidad. I've been blessed to f!ght so long. It says something for me to be able to stand at a podium and speak articulately.

"I'm the teacher. I'm going to take the student and give him an apple. And then, he's going to be humble. He's confident, but when the bell rings, that's when I'm at my best. I know he's serious. You think I'm coming for the payday, but I'm doing okay (financially). This is going to be a blueprint for understanding that life's not over at 40. For all the old guys out there, I'm your motivation and breath of fresh air ... your inspiration.

"I expect an all-out gunslinger's f!ght. He'll be told to jump on me. Why? Because I'm old. But I've seen every style in 23 years. The f!ght will change as soon as he says 'oops'. You can't train for the unknown."

JEAN PASCAL

''I went to high school and I had great grades. I went to college and I have my diploma. What I know about you is you're dangerous and you're deadly but you're dirty. That's three Ds, so you failed the class.'

"It's a very important f!ght for me. Bernard Hopkins said he made history, that's in the past tense. I'm going to make history on Dec. 18.

"I don't see a legend in the ring. I see a piece of meat, and I'm a hungry dog. This is my time. I belong with the elite boxers. To be the best in the world, you have to face the best. Bernard Hopkins is a legend."

OSCAR DE LA HOYA

''It's discipline and dedication - when you have those as a combination there's really no limit to what you can do inside that squared circle. Bernard Hopkins doesn't drink or smoke and he trains every day. He's a machine and that's why he keeps on f!ghting and is still on top of his game.'

"Styles make f!ghts. When Hopkins fought Roy Jones Jr. it was a terrible style for him because Jones is a difficult, crafty boxer who is not going to make you look good. But when you have a f!ghter like Jean Pascal, who is going to attack and throw every punch with full force, Hopkins will be able to use his experience and be crafty inside the ring. It's going to be interesting - can the young lion beat the veteran?"

YVON MICHEL

"This is a great opportunity for Jean Pascal to make a name for himself and put him in the elite class of f!ghters. Bernard Hopkins is a great f!ghter and for someone like Jean Pascal, to have this opportunity to f!ght him means a lot for Jean Pascal and also for Canada.

"The title of the f!ght is Dynasty as is this about creating a new one for Jean Pascal or continuing one for Bernard Hopkins. Jean is a hungry young champion who wants to prove he is the real deal who is going to have to use his heart and energy to go up against a legend. This is going to be an incredible f!ght.

"We are happy to have the f!ght in the beautiful city of Quebec. The f!ght is going to be very popular and we expect it to sell out immediately when the tickets on sale. We will have a great night of boxing for everyone in the arena and watching throughout Canada and the United States."

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Jean Pascal: I Will Send Bernard Hopkins Into Retirement


New York City, NY - Legendary former World Light Heavyweight and Middleweight Champion and future first-ballot Hall of Famer Bernard "The Executioner" Hopkins will f!ght for the World Boxing Council (WBC) and Ring Magazine 175-pound championship against current linear champion Jean Pascal as the main event of "Dynasty: Pascal vs. Hopkins" on Saturday, December 18 from the Pepsi Coliseum in Québec City, Canada. The event will air live in the United States on SHOWTIME® at 10 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the West Coast).

For Hopkins, (51-5-1, 32 KO's), the age-defying throwback pugilist from Philadelphia, Pa., a win overPascal (26-1, 16 KOs), the 27-year-old upstart world champion from Montreal, Canada, means becoming the oldest f!ghter in the history of the sport to win a prominent world title and the continuation of his boxing dynasty.

"Everyone knows I don't like to travel outside the United States to f!ght, but here we have another fresh face, who happens to be the light heavyweight champion, calling my name," said Hopkins. "I just say 'here we go again.' I am going all the way to Québec City, Canada to once again show that young and tough doesn't always mean good and smart. Let's see if he can stop me from beating him up and taking the title home to the States. It is these types of f!ghts that get me motivated to train hard and once again prove that no one should ever count me out."

For Pascal, the f!ght signifies a dream come true as he looks to get the win over the formidable Hopkins and to start a dynasty of his own.

"Two months ago I defeated a top-five pound-for-pound f!ghter viewed by many as the best light heavyweight in the world in dominant fashion," said Pascal, of his win over then-undefeated Chad Dawson in August. "Now it's time to take on the legendary future Hall of Famer Bernard Hopkins and finally send him into his well-deserved retirement. He's an old fox, but I'm the young wolf. He may be the master, but I am the commander. I know he may have more experience than any f!ghter out there, but on December 18, I will show the world once again exactly why I am top dog in my division."

"Dynasty: Pascal vs. Hopkins" is promoted by Group Yvon Michel Inc. and Golden Boy Promotions and presented by the Casino de Montreal and The City of Québec Tourism. The 12-round world championship f!ght will take place December 18 at the Pepsi Coliseum in Québec City, Canada and will be televised live on SHOWTIME® in the United States. Canadian broadcasts will begin at 7 p.m. ET on Canal Indigo, Bell TV, Shaw TV and Viewer's Choice on pay-per-view in French and English.

Tickets for "Dynasty: Pascal vs. Hopkins," priced starting at C$25, go on sale Saturday, October 23 at 12 p.m. ET at Pepsi Coliseum Box Office, by calling 418-691-7211 or 1-800-900-SHOW or online atwww.billetech.com. Also available at Club de Boxe Champion 514-376-0980 and Groupe Yvon Michel Inc. 514-383-0666.

"Jean Pascal is a special young f!ghter in this day and age, a true throwback to the glory days of boxing" said Yvon Michel, president of Groupe Yvon Michel. "He believes that the best must f!ght the best, and he has shown it time and again, never turning down a true challenge. He shook the world with his win over Chad Dawson in August, and when he finishes 'The Executioner' on Dec. 18 in Québec City, he should be a lock for f!ghter of the Year, an accolade given only once to a Canadian boxer in the history of our sport."

"One thing I have learned over the years is that you can never count Bernard Hopkins out," said Golden Boy Promotions CEO Richard Schaefer. "Bernard is at his best when the challenge is great and his f!ght against Jean Pascal is a great challenge. On Dec. 18, I expect to see yet another history-making performance from Bernard Hopkins that no f!ght fan should miss."

"We have an amazing lineup of world championship boxing on tap to close out the year on SHOWTIME, the finale of which is this classic crossroads f!ght," said Ken Hershman, Executive Vice President and General Manager of SHOWTIME Sports®. "We are thrilled to welcome Bernard Hopkins back to SHOWTIME in what could be an historic night for him and we're proud to welcome Jean Pascal in his network debut. Dec. 18 will put an exclamation point on another banner year for SHOWTIME boxing."

"Quebec City is quickly establishing itself as a true hotbed for boxing fans. Hosting this mega-f!ght between Pascal and Hopkins is an incredible opportunity to bring Quebec City into the spotlight of millions of viewers in Canada, the United States and across the world thanks to SHOWTIME," said the Mayor of Quebec City, Mr. Régis Labeaume. "In addition to witnessing a historic Championship battle, the thousands of fans who come to take part in this incredible event live at the Pepsi Coliseum will also get the opportunity to discover Quebec City and the all-new Christmas events we have planned that are sure to make our beautiful city the destination of choice for the holiday season."

Dec. 18 marks the amazingly ageless Hopkins' first f!ght since he settled his 17-year long rivalry with fellow future Hall of Famer Roy Jones Jr. via lopsided 12-round decision this past April. The 6-foot-1, 45-year-old won the World Middleweight title the first time on SHOWTIME in 1995 and continued to defend that title 20 times, solidifying his place as one of the bestmiddleweights in the history of the sport.

In an incomparable 22-year career that began in October 1988, when Pascal was just five-years-old, Hopkins has defeated many of boxing's all-time greats. Signature wins include a stunning 12th round stoppage of Felix "Tito" Trinidad in 2001, a ninth round knockout of Oscar de la Hoya in 2004, a unanimous decision win over Antonio Tarver in 2006 which crowned him Light Heavyweight World Champion and a dominant win over Winky Wright at 170 pounds in 2007. Perhaps the most impressive win of Hopkins' career came in October of 2008 when he "schooled" a then-undefeated Kelly Pavlik in a shocking unanimous decision, proving to the world that Hopkins is a true testament to the phrase "age is nothing but a number."

The 5-foot-11 Pascal, who turns 28 on Oct. 28, is looking to prove his status as one of the top f!ghters in the world. He catapulted into global prominence after he registered one of the year's biggest upsets in his last outing when he defended his WBC crown and captured the vacant Ring Magazine Light Heavyweight title with a shocking 11th-round technical decision over heavily favored Chad Dawson on Aug. 14. Pascal performed magnificently against Dawson and was ahead on all three judges' scorecards (108-101 and 106-103 twice) when the f!ght was stopped after an unintentional head-butt opened up a huge cut above Dawson's left eye.

Pascal, one of the most highly decorated amateurs ever to come out of Canada, has come a very long way in a stellar professional career spanning less than six years. After winning the NABO, NABA, and NABF 168-pound belts in 2007, the opportunity to fulfill his dream of winning a world championship came in December 2008 when he traveled to England to take on the undefeated Carl Froch in his hometown of Nottingham for the WBC Super Middleweight World Championship. Pascal dropped a close decision to Froch in a heart-pounding back and forth battle that many boxing insiders called the f!ght of the Year. The young Pascal took his first and only defeat in stride and just six months later, in his first f!ght at his new weight of 175 pounds, defeated the dangerous and then-undefeated Adrian Diaconu for the WBC Light Heavyweight World Championship. Dec. 18 will mark Pascal's fourth defense of that title and his first defense of the prestigious Ring Magazine Light Heavyweight Championship.


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NEW YORK -- Bernard Hopkins didn't hobble to the podium. He didn't need a walker or a cane, or even some help from Oscar De La Hoya, sitting next to him.

He strode confidently across the stage, then launched into a rambling 20-minute oratory that made it seem as if the soon-to-be 46-year-old Hopkins was still in his prime. He smiled broadly, cracked jokes and reminisced about his tenure as middleweight and light-heavyweight champion.

Then he promised that on Dec. 18, when he faces 175-pound titleholder Jean Pascal in Quebec City, Hopkins will become the oldest boxer to win a major world title.

"This is one of the greatest motivations for me," he said, "to be here all these years."

Hopkins won his first belt in 1995, just a few months after George Foreman knocked out Michael Moorer to become heavyweight champion at age 45. And he'll surpass the rotund one by several weeks if he's victorious before a hostile crowd at the Pepsi Coliseum.

“ Hopkins I'm in my rocking chair, minding my own business, and this guy says Bernard Hopkins is the guy I want to f!ght. So I rocked my chair a little harder, grabbed my cane -- before I grabbed my teeth -- and I called my promoters.
” -- Bernard Hopkins

Quebec City is a couple hundred miles from Pascal's adopted hometown of Laval, Quebec.

Even that hardly seemed to bother Hopkins on Wednesday, though, when he swept through New York City to wrap up a four-day press tour that began in Canada. He joked with De La Hoya, his partner in Golden Boy Promotions, mugged for cameras and even had a good time ribbing Pascal.

After all, it was the Haitian-born Pascal who stood in the ring after his victory over Chad Dawson in August and proclaimed that he wanted to f!ght Hopkins next.

"I'm in my rocking chair, minding my own business, and this guy says Bernard Hopkins is the guy I want to f!ght," Hopkins said, smiling. "So I rocked my chair a little harder, grabbed my cane -- before I grabbed my teeth -- and I called my promoters."

Hopkins is one of the few boxers who has managed to f!ght at an elite level well into his 40s. A sport that efficiently chews up its biggest attractions has been kind to the man from Philadelphia. He rarely gains much weight between f!ghts, eats well and lives a life largely devoid of vices that have derailed so many other careers.

Yet age has undoubtedly started to catch up with one of the best of his era, even if slowly.

After waxing former middleweight champion Kelly Pavlik two years ago, Hopkins looked like he had lost a step in beating journeyman Enrique Ornelas. Then came a victory over longtime nemesis Roy Jones Jr. in April, in which both f!ghters looked like a shell of their former selves.

Several friends pleaded with Hopkins to retire, but he'll instead f!ght one of the best in the world -- a man who was 12 years old when Hopkins first won a world championship.

"Bernard came into my country the last three days and he disrespected me in front of my people," Pascal said, with mock seriousness and a twinkle in his eye. "I won't disrespect him now because my mother told me not to disrespect my elders."

"Good manners," Hopkins quickly replied.

Joking aside, Hopkins realizes he's in for a brutal f!ght against Pascal.

The 27-year-old WBC titleholder's only loss came to Carl Froch during a super middleweight f!ght two years ago, and his list of victims since then is impressive: Adrian Diaconu (twice), Silvio Branco by knockout and a technical decision over Dawson, considered one of the pound-for-pound best f!ghters in the world before their matchup in Montreal.

Pascal was ahead on all three scorecards when their August f!ght was stopped in the 11th round because of an accidental headbutt, handing Pascal the title and Dawson his first loss.

"This is my time. I belong with the elite boxers," Pascal said. "To be the best in the world, you have to face the best, and Bernard Hopkins is a legend."

And he'll try to burnish that legend a little bit more in December.

"I was having a get-together the other day, and my uncle came up to me and said, 'I know that Bernard Hopkins knocked you out, but I'm going to root for him because he's close to my age," said De La Hoya, who tried unsuccessfully to dethrone Hopkins in 2004.

"Bernard is showing the world that age doesn't matter," De La Hoya continued. "He's a master at what he does. That's why he can challenge the young lions coming up, like Jean Pascal."


 10-20-2010, 05:11 PM         #37
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Pascal is one-dimensional and that is the only type of f!ghter that B-Hop can beat anymore. B-Hop by SD.
 10-21-2010, 11:05 AM         #38
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bernard never took a real a.ss whooping, please mr. dude i don't know, give him a real a.ss whooping to end him.
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Pascal: If Bernard Hopkins Tries To f!ght Dirty, So Will I


By Lem Satterfield

WBC/IBO light heavyweight Jean Pascal is gearing up for his December 18 title defense against 45-year-old Bernard Hopkins at the Pepsi Colesium in Québec City, Canada. Pascal (26-1, 16 KOs) has won five in a row since losing a decision to Carl Froch in December of 2008. In his last f!ght, on August 14, Pascal won a career defining bout with a victory over previously unbeaten Chad Dawson (29-1, 17 KOs).

Pascal is not going to fall into the same trap as several others, by focusing on Hopkins' age. However, he plans to make Hopkins feel every bit his age.

"Bernard is trying to convince himself of what he's trying too talk about. You know, that 'I'm 45 years old but I have a 30- or a 20-year-old body.' But you do not have a 20-year-old's body -- I, Jean Pascal, do. And on Dec. 18, I'm going to bring that out of him that he truly has a 45-year-old's body," Pascal said.

Pascal views Hopkins as his big opportunity to make a name for himself in the American market. If he beats Hopkins, Pascal would like to f!ght in the United States.

"You know, I love America. I've only fought once over here. But I love America. I love New York City. You guys have a nice country and you are a good nation. Nice people, and, I'm telling you, after you watch my performance in this f!ght, you guys in the American audience are going to embrace me," Pascal said.

Pascal knows Hopkins is a master of playing mind games inside, and outside, of the ring. He has a lot of respect for Hopkins, but the respect factor will not play a role in how he treats the veteran in the ring. If Hopkins wants to make it a dirty f!ght, then it's going to become a dirty f!ght.

"Bernard Hopkins is the master of playing games. But I'm a clean f!ghter. But I'm not going to be dealing with him like I see a legend in there. I'm going to treat him like he's a piece of meat and I'm the hungry dog. I'm the pit bull. I'm going to be ready to f!ght. I'm not going to give him too much respect," Pascal said.

"I'm not going to make the mistakes people have made with him in the past. I'm not going to get caught up with his age. I know that he's dirty f!ghter who is known to play games. If he hits me low, he's going to get exactly the same thing. I'm not going to get intimidated by the legend."

Lem Satterfield is the boxing editor at AOL FanHouse and the news editor at BoxingScene.com. To read more from Lem Satterfield, go to AOL FanHouse by Clicking Here.

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