Boxing fans around the world have learned to their great regret that the rematch for the light heavyweight title has been canceled. Many resented this until they found out the reason. Let’s find out together why such a big match will not take place in the near future!
А Failed Drug Test
Doping is a terrible thing, which, unfortunately, caught many well-known and honest athletes. More recently, this unpleasant situation happened to boxer Jean Pascal before fight with Badou. At the same time, two tests were carried out, one of which showed as many as three prohibited substances, and the second caught traces of the fourth of them. As a result, the anti-doping commission announced the cancellation of the match. Pascal himself stated that he was “upset and embarrassed.” Apparently, he did not know about these substances or hide this fact well. W
hatever it was, the tests have already been passed, which means that the fight with Badou will definitely not happen in the near future.
An interesting fact is that the doping test took place shortly before the fight itself, and the athlete was already preparing for it in full force. Recall that Pascal was supposed to fight in the undercard between boxer Floyd Mayweather and Logan Paul fight on June 6th. The test of boxer Pascal itself was taken on May 28. This means that the event was less than a week away. This terrible news shocked all the fans. The result became known only on June 2, and the match with Badou was immediately canceled.
After a second doping test, which also turned out to be positive, the athlete refused to give any comments. However, he previously claimed that he did not take any prohibited substances knowingly and did not understand how they got into his blood.
A Very Respectful Age for a Boxer Pascal
40 years in the world of sports is already a respectable age when many athletes end their careers. However, as Pascal himself put it, who planned to retire back in 2017, he wants to remain in the memory of the fans as a big and great sportsman. Apparently, earlier this desire pushed him to a new achievement, in which he achieved great results, and even won another title.
However, now that boxer Pascal’s reputation has been tarnished by a drug scandal, will he be making a comeback? The question is very controversial, and, unfortunately, no one except the boxer himself knows this. However, it can be assumed that he will not want to be seen in public espessially on the ring in front of Badou after this misunderstanding.
In addition, it is not entirely clear what physical form the fighter is in because the last fight with his participation was almost two years ago. There is no doubt that he remains a formidable opponent, but can he be able to compete with rising boxing stars on equal terms?
One of the Strongest Boxers
Be that as it may, Pascal was and remains one of the strongest boxers of our time. And no one can doubt his professionalism and skill. All his fans are looking forward to the return of the boxer! In any case, it would be a great occasion to look at the legend!