Jean Pascal Tests Positive For Covid, Postpones February Eliminator Vs. Michael Eifert
There is reportedly no new date.
Jean Pascal will have to wait a little longer for his homecoming bout.
Boxing journalist Dan Rafael reported Friday afternoon that Jean Pascal has Covid-19, postponing his IBF light heavyweight eliminator against Michael Eifert. There is no new date yet.
At the time of this writing, Pascal did not respond to a request for confirmation.
Per source, Jean Pascal has Covid and his Feb. 9 IBF light heavyweight eliminator vs. Michael Eifert is postponed. No new date yet. #boxing
— Dan Rafael (@DanRafael1) January 6, 2023
Pascal, 40, told FIGHT SPORTS last month that he’s confident that his experience can give him an edge against his 24-year-old challenger.
After a brief retirement in 2017, he bounced back and became a two-time world champion.
Now he looks for another shot at the gold, but said he knows he must get past Eifert. Eifert has been a professional since 2018. He recently earned the IBF inter-continental light heavyweight title, which gave him a shot at Pascal.
Their fight was scheduled for February 9, but now it’s unclear when that will be rescheduled for.
“If I don’t beat this kid [Eifert] up, I won’t fight for a world title. So right now, I’m very focused on Michael Eifert and after I beat him, then I will be able to think about what’s next for me, and maybe next will be Artur Beterbiev,” Pascal previously said.