“Ain’t that Some bullsh*t”- Mike Tyson Slams Jean Pascal for Abusing PEDs

Published 07/15/2021, 1:17 PM EDT
LAS VEGAS, NV – AUGUST 08: Former heavyweight boxer Mike Tyson speaks during the third annual Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame induction gala at Caesars Palace on August 8, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Steve Marcus/Getty Images)


Badou Jack came in as a guest on the latest episode of Mike Tyson and Henry Cejudo’s Hotboxin’ podcast. Jack spoke about why his fight with Jean Pascal on June 6th, set under the Logan Paul-Floyd Mayweather card, fell through.

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He shared that his much-awaited rematch with Jean Pascal did not work out because he tested positive for multiple PEDs before the fight.

To this, Mike Tyson reacted by wanting Pascal to vacate his WBA light-heavyweight title and questioning the WBA’s inaction on the matter.

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Ain’t that some bullsh*t. And you still beat his a**. He was looking like that for too f*****g long, you know. Why can’t they vacate his title? He has to!

“Why are they giving this guy so many breaks?” said Mike Tyson, in response to Badou Jack explaining the reasons behind the fight’s collapse.

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However, around the release of Tyson’s earlier-filmed podcast with Badou Jack, Jean Pascal was officially stripped of his champion status.

WBA rules and regulations suggest no boxer who has tested positive for a banned substance can be ranked, keep a title or take part in a WBA sanctioned fight within six months of the test.

However, Pascal will have an option to ask for a re-assessment of his sample to get the WBA to review its decision.

What’s next for Badou Jack and Jean Pascal?

After a controversial split decision loss to Jean Pascal, Badou Jack had to surrender his light-heavyweight title in 2019. Jack was looking for redemption against Pascal on June 6th; however, the fight failed because Jean Pascal tested positive for multiple PEDs- drostanolone, drostanolone metabolite, epitrenbolone, and erythropoietin.

The Montreal-native, Jean Pascal, has since released an apology for disappointing his fans and those close to him. In this official statement, he has even revealed he already has plans to climb back up the ranks after his suspension.

As for Badou Jack, Mike Tyson advised him to continue boxing strong opponents while also possibly fighting influencer-turned-boxers like Jake Paul and Logan Paul. Tyson said that Badou Jack must consider such money fights as well.

Badou Jack responded by saying that while he might be ready to fight either of the Paul brothers, they might not want to get into the ring with him.

Mike Tyson suggested they might consider fighting Jack after one of them gets to fight UFC superstar Conor McGregor.

Badou Jack is still in his prime and has quite a few options on the table. He has held titles at super-middleweight and light-heavyweight.

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After the fallout of his matchup with Jean Pascal, Jack shared in an interview that it is difficult for him to stick to 175 lbs, given his age.

He said he aims to become a three-division champion and has plans to move up to cruiserweight (200 lbs) soon. Who do you want to see Badou Jack fight next?

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Sanjit Misra is a boxing author at EssentiallySports. Sanjit fused this passion for writing with his love for jabs, hooks, weaves, and uppercuts and entered the realm of boxing journalism. The elegance, the science, the techniques, and the finesse of hand-to-hand combat was what initially drew him into the world of boxing.

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