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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.

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Andre Berto, professional boxer

One of the few Haitian-American boxing champions, Andre Berto has had a variety of titles that he has won easily and with a great fight where he has always shown how mighty a fighter he can be. He was the welterweight champion in 2008 where he had beaten the then champion Miguel Rodriguez. He had then dropped the title after a unanimous decision to Victor Ortiz.

Andre then bounced back into the fights where he beat Jan Zaveck in the IBF welterweight champion. He kept the title for a while then dropped it and went towards other goals in his life. He has had a great professional career as a boxer where he has seen various winnings which are more than the losses he has had by almost a quarter.

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