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Kovalev-Pascal final presser

Photo: David Spagnolo/Main Events

Photo: David Spagnolo/Main Events

The final press conference for Saturday night’s light heavyweight championship between Sergey Kovalev and Jean Pascal took place on Wednesday afternoon, as the two met in Montreal to discuss the fight.

“It will be big action for Saturday night. I love to be here and I am glad to be here in Canada,” said Kovalev. “I am expecting a lot of fans because I was here in November 2013. Saturday night will be two best boxers of light heavyweight division facing each other. Jean Pascal is tough boxer and Saturday I will see how tough. I am not going say any prediction. This is boxing, anything can happen with a fight. For me this fight is very interesting because it is next step in my career, the next test in my career. For myself I want to prove who I am on this level, in front in this huge arena, in my first time fighting in huge arena like this. I am very happy and waiting for Saturday.”

Jean Pascal, for his part, added, “It will be a great fight. I have 15 trainers because I am a general and I have an army behind me. Kovalev doesn’t like to talk and lets his trainer do the talking. John David Jackson doesn’t have to get in the ring with me. Sergey does. He needs to man up and talk for himself. I am a general. I’m not a follower. I am a wolf, not a sheep.”

Shortly after, the two would get into a bit of an altercation, as things got heated during the face-off, before finally getting separated.

The fight will air live on HBO as part of a tripleheader beginning at 9:45 p.m. ET/PT.

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