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With Jean Pascal in Las Vegas and Anthonin Decarie in Argentina

Just returned from a two week stay in Vegas with former world light-heavyweight champion Jean Pascal as he primes for his upcoming confrontation with former world super-middleweight champion Lucian Bute.

 

In what is promising to be the greatest fight in Canadian boxing history, both Pascal and Bute are preparing hard for their meeting on May 25th here at the Bell Centre in Montreal. While Jean has chosen Las Vegas as his training camp base, Bute has opted for the Miami/Fort Lauderdale area.

 

It has been a great camp so far with Jean as he prepares with the help of the great Roy Jones Jr, Luc Vincent Ouellet and Angel Heredia. We spent a lot of time working on skills, conditioning, strategy and biomechanics. Jean has answered remarkably well.

 

Marc Ramsey and I will rejoin the camp upon our return from Argentina on Monday. As you may know we will be in Argentina for this Saturdays card featuring Sergio Martinez as he defends his title against Andrew Murray of the UK. Marc and I will be in the corner of Antonin Decarie as he is the co-feature this weekend on HBO as he takes on Argentina’s power punching Luis Carlos Abregu for the WBC Silver Championship.  Both fights will of course be available in Canada on HBO Canada.

 

Here is hoping for a great performance by Decarie, who rises to the occasion, and here’s looking forward to a continued great camp for Jean Pascal.