Hunter Leon: How is everything going in preparation for your upcoming bout with Marcus Browne? What can we expect to see from you on fight night? Jean Pascal: "Everything is going great. I've had a lot of time to focus on Marcus for this fight because it was originally supposed to happen on May 18th as part of the rematch with Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury, but that didn't happen. Then we were going to fight in Houston this weekend and that didn't happen, so I'm just glad we had a press conference and the fight is happening on August 3rd at the Barclay's Center." HL: And what can we expect to see from you on fight night? JP: "You're going to have to tune into Fox like everyone to see that, but it's going to be special."
HL: What do you think about Browne as a fighter?
JP: "I think he's very good, he fast and he's where he is for a reason. I don't really think he's fought any top light heayweights yet and my resume speaks for itself, so this is nothing new to me. I've been there and done that, he hasn't."
HL: You've been saying that you're going to box him, is that really going to be the game plan?
JP: "I'm undefeated against southpaws for a reason, I know that I'm awkward to deal with and that comes into play even more when I'm in the ring with a southpaw. I'm the southpaw killer. (laughs) Besides we all know Marcus Browne doesn't really want to fight with me anyway. If I wanted to make this a dog fight with him all he would do is hold and hold some more, he already knows he can't go to war with me so I'm going to beat him at his game. We're going play chess and when we get to the deeper waters it's going to be checkmate."
HL: Checkmate like you're going to knock him out?
JP: "Tune in on August 3rd and you'll see."
HL: Are you worried about the judges since you're fighting him in his backyard?
JP: "No, not at all. The last time I fought a guy in the States in his hometown was Elbiali and even though I stopped him, I was way up on all of the cards when the fight ended. New York has one of the best commissions in boxing and I know they're going to appointment experienced officials who know what they're doing."
HL: Who will you be sparring with for this fight?
JP: "Guys who will help get me ready for Marcus Browne."
HL: I see you've brought Troy Ross on as a coach for this fight. Why is that?
JP: "I'm the southpaw killer and he's a southpaw master. Troy knows his stuff and he's able to get in the ring and move around with me while he shows me some tactics I plan to take advantage of. I'm going to box Browne's socks off on August 3rd, you'll see."
HL: Even though you plan on boxing with him, do you plan on throwing a lot more punches than you have been lately?
JP: "Maybe, maybe not. We'll see, I can tell you this I will be throwing more effective punches and that's 100%. I'm not going to be wasting my shots at all on August 3rd."
HL: Closing thoughts for the fans.
JP: "I want to thank all of my fans all over the world, but especially in Haiti and the Province of Quebec for always showing me love. I want all of my Haitian people in Brooklyn, I know there's a lot of us out there, I want to see all you guys at this fight. I do this for you and I'm not going to let you guys down on August 3rd."