Jean Pascal Booked For Homecoming Vs. Michael Eifert In February

He has not fought in his home country since 2018.

Jean Pascal has his next fight date officially set.  

Pascal and Michael Eifert have reached an agreement and will fight on February 9 at Place Bell in Pascal’s hometown of Laval, Canada, according to Boxing Scene. 

The winner will be next in line for the IBF strap that is currently held by WBC, IBF and WBO light heavyweight champion Artur Beterbiev. 

Pascal, a Haitian-born boxer, will return to his home country for a fight for the first time since 2018. He ended his brief retirement with an eighth-round knockout of Steve Bosse. 

Eifert, meanwhile, enters the fight with a five-fight winning streak. It will be his first fight outside of Europe. 

In September, the two were ordered by the IBF to work out terms for an eliminator. Pascal was previously scheduled to face 2016 Olympic Bronze medalist Joshua Buatsi, but that bout fell through. 

The winner of Pascal-Eifert will still have to wait out at least one more mandatory title defense before having a shot at Beterbiev. 

Beterbiev will defend his titles against Anthony Yarde, who earned his spot as the WBO No. 1 contender after knocking out Stefani Koykov in the third round earlier this month. 

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