InterBox and Groupe Yvon Michel (GYM) are proud to announce that Adrian Diaconu (26-0, 15 KOs) will defend his WBC world light heavyweight title against fellow Montrealer Jean Pascal (22-1, 15 KOs) on June 19th at the Montreal Bell Centre. Presented by the Casino de Montréal, this historical bout will mark two milestones: It will be the first World title bout disputed by two Quebecers, and the first collaboration between InterBox and GYM. Both promoters worked jointly and relentlessly over the past few weeks, culminating in a deal being reached this morning.
On June 19th, Adrian Diaconu will step into the Bell Centre ring to defend his WBC championship title for the first time. Jean Pascal will be disputing his second career world title bout, the first being a tremendous and courageous effort last December 6th 2008 in an all action war against current WBC 168 lbs champion Carl Froch.
The Shark and Jean Pascal both boxed in separate boxing events last April 4th. Adrian Diaconu easily outpointed David Whittom in a unanimous decision win, and Jean Pascal scored a KO in the 5th round against Pablo Daniel Zamora Nievas.