Jean Pascal, a Formidable Opponent in the Ring

Jean-Thenistor Pascal, a Haitian-Canadian professional boxer, was born on October 28, 1982, in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. At the age of four, Pascal moved with his mother and brother to Laval, Quebec. During his pre-teen years, he played hockey and soccer, but changed course when his older brother won the 1996 Quebec Boxing Championship. Now Pascal started working out at Club Champions St-Michael gym, under trainer Sylvain Gagnon, who saw Pascal's potential as a champion boxer.


At the 2004 Summer Olympics, Jean Pascal fought for Canada in the Light Middleweight category. He turned pro on February 3, 2005, beating his opponent, Justin Hahn, in a round two TKO. Pascal competed for the national Super Middleweight title and won the match in a round seven KO. He won another three Super Middleweight titles in the Trans American Boxing, WBC Latino, and WBO NABO events. Pascal competed in NABF National Championships, winning against Christian Cruz with a round ten TKO, which burnished Pascal's image as Canada's premier Super Middleweight.

Pascal put on weight to compete in and win the WBC Light Heavyweight title in 2009, against title-holder Adrian Diaconu. He defended his title twice, first against Silvio Branco, in September 2009, and again against Adrian Diaconu, in December 2009, winning both bouts.

Jean Pascal, has steadily gone up in the boxing rankings, pegged by Ring Magazine as the 65th world's best boxer in 2009, and again by the magazine as 14th best boxer in 2010.
Pascal's career record is nearly flawless, with a total of 26 wins out of 29 matches, 16 of them KOs. He has won two Gold Medals successively in 2001 and 2002 in the Light Middleweight category.

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