Former WBC light heavyweight champion Jean Pascal made a successful return to the ring on Friday night when he out-pointed Aleksy Kuziemski at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Canada. Despite damaging his shoulder in the fourth round Pascal still managed to score two knockdowns on his way to a clear unanimous points win.
Pascal, who had not fought since losing his WBC light heavyweight crown to Bernard Hopkins a year ago, was a clear winner on all three judges cards by scores of 100-88 and 98-90 twice.
Pascal, 27-2-1-(16),is now scheduled to challenge American Chad Dawson for the WBC light-heavyweight title in Quebec, Canada on March 23, providing the injury to his left shoulder heals in time.
On the undercard ko king David Lemieux, 28-2-(27), continued to please his army of loyal fans when he forced Russian opponent Albert Ayrapetyan, 20-4-(9), to retire after 1.26 of the second round. Ayrapetyan was decked twice in the opening round before a straight right sent down again in the second, prompting his cornerman to throw in the towel.
Lemieux is now scheduled to headline at the Bell Centre on February 8th against Colombian Jose Miguel Torres.
cruiserweight Eleider Alvarez w ko 8 Danny McIntosh
NABA super featherweight title Logan McGuinness w pts 10 Carlos Manuel Reyes
light middleweight Kevin Bizier w pts 8 Doel Carrasquillo
heavyweight Oscar Rivas w ko 1 Laszlo Peczeli
light heavyweight Andrew Gardiner w tko 3 Attila Tibor Nagy
featherweight Marc Pagcaliwangan w tko 1 Richard Voros
December 14, 2012