Logan Paul’s upcoming event with Floyd Mayweather has dealt boxing fans a blow with news that Badou Jack’s rematch with Jean Pascal has now been postponed. Jack took to social media on Friday night to announce that his rival had failed a drugs test.
The light-heavyweight meeting scheduled for June 6th was a rematch following their December 2019 battle that Pascal won via split decision. Both fighters hit the floor in a mini-classic and confirmation of their second meeting excited the boxing community.
“My fight with @jeanpascalchamp is OFF as he tested positive for 3 different steroids,” Jack stated on on his Twitter account. “We suspected he was dirty the first time around and @Vada_testing confirmed it this time. I’m still fighting on June 6th and my team is looking for a replacement opponent. Alhamdulillah.”
Jack added in another tweet, “Btw…this wasn’t the first time this happened to me. Lucian Bute took steroids for our fight & now Jean Pascal. Are you so scared of a fair fight with me that y’all need to take steroids to fight me? #Cowards @lucianbute @jeanpascalchamp.”
Kevin Iole of Yahoo! Sport used his own Twitter account to announce that Pascal failed tests for Drostanolone, Drostanolone Metabolite and Epitrenbolone.