Jean Pascal must get Chad Dawson first

Updated: December 20, 2010, 5:50 PM ET
Associated Press

MONTREAL -- Jean Pascal says that if it were up to him his next bout would be a rematch with Bernard Hopkins.

Pascal retained his WBC light heavyweight title with a majority draw against Hopkins on Saturday. But next up for Pascal will be Chad Dawson.

Pascal held a news conference Monday in his hometown of Montreal. He says he learned a lot from the wild weekend bout in which he knocked Hopkins down twice before hanging on.

Pascal's trainer, Marc Ramsay, said contract obligations stipulate that Pascal's next opponent must be Dawson. Pascal beat him in August.

Pascal says he intends to resume training about the second week of January.


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