The “regular” WBA light heavyweight champion (up to 79.4 kg), Canadian veteran Jean Pascal commented on the news of his failed doping test and the cancellation of a rematch with ex-champion in two weight categories, Swedish Badu Jack, which was due to take place on June 6 in Miami.
“I am shocked and upset. I have never taken illegal substances and have always fought for the purity of the sport. And I intend to continue to do so. I was one of the first fighters to insist on random testing, which I have passed countless in my 13 years of career.
I want to assure fans that this is a precedent and I am ready to prove it. My fitness coach was fired yesterday. Although, of course, I understand that this is a stain on my reputation, but I am ready to wash it off, ”the fighter said.