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Jean Pascal-Bernard Hopkins near deal

Updated: February 9, 2011, 3:36 PM ET
By Dan Rafael | ESPN.com

Light heavyweight champion Jean Pascal and former champion Bernard Hopkins are close to finalizing an agreement to meet in a rematch of their controversial draw, both sides told ESPN.com.

If the deal is finalized, they would meet May 21 on HBO's "World Championship Boxing" at a site to be determined, although Montreal (Pascal's hometown) and Quebec City (where they fought the first time) are the most likely hosts.

"The deal, as far as the fight itself, we have the date," Hopkins ...

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