Pascal returns to outpoint Kuziemski

Jean Pascal returned from a 19-month layoff to unanimously

outpoint Aleksy Kuziemski on Friday night despite fighting the

final six rounds with only one hand because of a shoulder


Pascal (27-2-1), the former WBC light heavyweight champion from

Montreal, had his left shoulder worked on between rounds and threw

only rights in the last six rounds of the 10-round bout. The

right-hander still landed power punches in nearly every round

against Kuziemski (23-5).

Two judges scored it 98-90 and the other had it 100-88 for


Pascal bounced back from a crushing loss to then-45-year-old

Bernard Hopkins in May 2011.