The last time they met it was a pitch battle that many felt was the fight of the year in 2008.
Now, Hennessy Sports and Groupe Yvon Michel are pleased to announce that WBC Super Middleweight champion Carl Froch, 24-0 (19), and Montreal’s Jean Pascal, 22-1 (15), are working together for Froch’s title defense against former undisputed middleweight champion of the world Jermain Taylor, set for April 25, at The MGM Grand Foxwoods.
Call it round thirteen.
“I know Jean is a class act, and a top-notch pro; I found that out last December,” Froch said of their grueling twelve round battle for the then-vacant WBC Super Middleweight title that Froch won via unanimous decision.
“We both fought like our lives were on the line, and after going to war like we did, you get a real appreciation for a person. Besides, by the time camp with Jean is finished, I’ll be as ready as possible for Jermain Taylor.”
Pascal is equally enthused about his new training partner.
“After being in the same ring as Carl last December, I know first hand that he’s an elite warrior. And with a big fight of my own coming up in a few months, I know he’ll be great to help me prepare for battle.”
Froch vs. Taylor, billed as “Continents Collide,” can be seen live in Canada on Super Channel, and on Showtime in the US, beginning at 9 PM Eastern.