By Allan Fox: Former IBF super middleweight champion Lucian Bute (31-1, 24 KO’s) plans on setting a fast pace and wearing down the 31-year-old former WBC light heavyweight champion Jean Pascal (28-2-1, 17 KO’s) in their scheduled 12 round bout next month on January 18th at the Bell Centre, in Montreal, Canada. Bute, 33, will be defending his NABF light heavyweight title.
Bute has noticed that Pascal tends to wear down in the 2nd half of his fights when his opponents are able to put pressure on him. We saw this in Pascal’s losses to Carl Froch and Bernard Hopkins. However, it’s not easy to be able to stay in there with Pascal until he gets to the point where he’s tiring because of his power and quick hands.