by Dave Spencer, FightNews Canada
Newly crowned WBC light-heavyweight champion Chad Dawson made the call for Jean Pascal after his controversial victory versus Bernard Hopkins Saturday night in Los Angeles , and the Montreal fighter is more than ready to take the challenge according to his trainer Marc Ramsay.
“I really hope that’s going to be the next fight,” Ramsay told Fightnews, “Right now we’re going to have to see how the WBC is going to rule on things that went on last night. There’s also the chance of a rematch (between Dawson and Hopkins) but if we can fight him right away, that’s perfect. That’s exactly what Jean wants. If it doesn’t work out to be right away, we’ll take another bout and be ready for the winner if there happens to be a rematch. But we’re ready now.”
The beginning of February is the most likely time for a bout between the Dawson and Pascal according to the trainer.
Pascal is the only blemish on Dawson ’s stellar 31-1 (18KO) record and the Connecticut fighter has had to wait for a shot at redemption while Pascal had a pair of fights with Hopkins . Dawson who was coming on in the 11th round of his first encounter with Pascal was forced to the scorecards when an accidental clash of heads opened up a cut over his left eye.
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