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Haitian-Canadian Jean Pascal won at the end of the 12th round

Haitian-born professional boxer for Canada, Jean-Thenistor Pascal, walked away from the biggest fight billed between two Canadian boxers as the clear winner. His opponent, 33-year-old Lucian Bute conceded to the victory and stated that Pascal had simply been, "...the better fighter."

Having slightly similar histories, the two being imports to Canada with Bute Romanian-born, both ascended to the top of their shared sport without having to face-off. The match between the former IBF super-middleweight champion, Bute, and the former light heavyweight champion, Pascal was therefore, highly anticipated, with Pascal himself describing it as seven years' worth of anticipation.

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Adonis Stevenson, Jean Pascal, Dierry Jean and Birmane Stiverne

In the world of Canadian pro boxing, the four top contenders are Haitian-American. Most of the home boxing matches take place in Quebec, where the immigrant community flourishes. It has also developed the top four.

Currently Adonis Stevenson holds the WBC Light Heavyweight title, superseding Jean Pascal, another top Haitian fighter. Dierry Jean is vying for the IBF Light Welterweight and Birmane Stiverne is anticipating his battle against Chris Arreola for the WBC Heavyweight title.

Pascal, now in his 30s, has named the top four: Stevenson, Jean, Stiverne, and himself the Haitian All Stars. The All Stars don't possess a cultural style of fighting like fighters from other countries, but have developed an individual style. Stevenson is a belter and a knockout machine, whereas Pascal is showy and athletic. Jean is quick and forceful, while Stiverne is a heavy and aggressive puncher.

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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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