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.

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.  

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