FS1 Tripleheader Confirmed

By Caryn A. Tate on October 30, 2017
FS1 Tripleheader Confirmed
"This is not only a comeback fight, but I'm ready to battle for my career on December 8."

Undefeated Ahmed Elbiali will face former world champion Jean Pascal in a 10-round light heavyweight scrap…

On Friday, December 8, undefeated Ahmed Elbiali (16-0, 13 KOs) will face former world champion Jean Pascal (31-5-1, 18 KOs) in a 10-round light heavyweight scrap. The bout will be the main event of a special Friday edition of Premier Boxing Champions’ TOE-TO-TOE TUESDAYS on FS1 and BOXEO DE CAMPEONES on FOX Deportes, taking place in Hialeah Park in Miami, Florida.

“I’m so thankful to everyone who helped me get here and believe in my skills enough to give this opportunity,” said Elbiali. “This is my golden ticket. I’m excited, ready and blessed for this opportunity. Come December 8, it will be fireworks in Miami!”
“This is not only a comeback fight, but I’m ready to battle for my career on December 8,” said Pascal. “They’re trying to give this young guy a test against a former champion and he’s going to try to use me as a ladder to the next level in this sport. I have a dangerous opponent and I’m going to be ready for him. When I fought Bernard Hopkins I was the young lion, now it’s the other way around and I’m going to be ready to show him something he’s never seen before.”

The co-main event of the broadcast, which begins at 9pm ET/6pm PT, will feature former two-time world champion Chad Dawson (34-5, 19 KOs) squaring off against Edwin Rodriguez (29-2, 20 KOs) in a 10-rounder. Also featured will be an eight round lightweight bout between Austin Dulay (11-0, 8 KOs) and Raynell Williams (12-0, 6 KOs).

“I know Edwin Rodriguez very well from sparring together in the past,” said Dawson. “We’re both in a position where we really need this win, and that’s going to make this an exciting fight. I’m motivated to do it one more time, and this time, I’m doing it right. I know that he’s strong and aggressive, but I’ve been in fights like this. I’m prepared for that type of intensity level, and I’m ready to go out and enjoy myself. I think my boxing will be the difference in the fight, and that will get me back to where I’ve been in the past.”
“Chad Dawson is a former champion and a great fighter who at one point was looked at as close to being one of the best fighters, pound-for-pound,” said Rodriguez. “He’s had had his share of losses, but he was beating Fonfara in his last fight before being caught and knocked out. It was very important for me to come back and win my last fight by knockout, but an impressive win over a guy of Chad’s caliber will revitalize my career. This is going to be a great fight and I believe I can win by knockout or decision.”

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  1. Kid Blast 05:45am, 10/31/2017

    The Dawson fight will be a doozy. Edwin can punch and Chad is chinny.

    Watch for Edwin to come out smoking and go for the quick KO, but if Dawson can take him into the late rounds, well then, anything can happen. Great match-up.

    Thanks Caryn.

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