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Deal for Pascal-Bute bout signed

Updated: March 16, 2013, 9:54 AM ET
By Dan Rafael | ESPN.com

The deal for former light-heavyweight champion Jean Pascal and former super middleweight titleholder Lucian Bute, both major stars in Quebec, was signed Friday and they will meet May 25 in what will widely be viewed as the biggest fight in Canadian history.

"This fight will mark a historic moment for boxing in Canada," said Yvon Michel, Pascal's promoter. "Emotions will be high and the memories will be engraved in the collective memory forever."

Jean Bedard of InterBox, Bute's promoter, ...

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