Jean Pascal talks Roach, first Kovalev fight

Jean Pascal (30-3, 17 KO's) will be looking for the upset in two weeks when he takes on Sergey Kovalev (28-0-1, 25 KO's) for the second time. Pascal was dominated in the first fight as he lost to Kovalev by a 8th round TKO. This time around Pascal has changed some things in camp, including adding head trainer Freddie Roach. Not many are giving Pascal a chance to win the rematch but that isn't stopping him from thinking he can win. Here is what he had to say about the upcoming fight.

On Freddie Roach:

"I like Freddie. Freddie is a good man. He is a great boxing coach. One thing that I like about Freddie is he is a coach who like to listen. He is gonna ask me question. He is going to try to see my point of view. He gonna explain to me his point of view. He has a good ear. He has great experience and that is the quality of a good coach. I am my own boss. I need a partner. Freddie is the right partner right now. I am a veteran. I went to the Olympics. I became world champion. I am about to become two-time world champion in a few weeks. I need more like a partner to evolve than a boss."

On Kovalev-Pascal I

"A few things went wrong but they were very like minor details. Right now we have corrected those mistakes so I can be victorious on Jan. 30. My mental [attitude] is very strong. I am physically strong. I am very confident. I am well-prepared physically and mentally. Freddie has the eye of the tiger. He see things. That is the goal right now to correct my small mistakes that I did on the first fight. That is why I think this time around I am going to be victorious."

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