Pro boxer Jean Pascal training session with Jonathan Chaimberg
A true definition of a champion, Jean Pascal has had numerous accomplishments since entering the world of boxing. He was born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti on October 28th, 1982. When Pascal was four, along with his mother and brother, they moved to Laval, Quebec, Canada. At age 13, he began boxing after his brother became the Quebec Boxing Champion. Pascal went on to be a Gold medalist at the 2002 Commonwealth Games, while attaining Bronze at the 2003 Pan American Games, and represented Canada at the 2004 Olympics in Athens.
He made his professional boxing debut on February 3rd, 2005 defeating Justin Hahn by second round TKO. In his tenth pro win, Pascal won his first championship, the Quebec Boxing Council & Canadian Super Middleweight titles defeating Martin Dejardins by TKO. Pascal would go on to capture numerous titles including the Trans America Boxing, WBC Latino, NABO, NABF & NABA Super Middleweight titles. He would suffer his first loss in his professional career in a title fight for the WBC Super Middleweight title, losing to Carl Froch by unanimous decision.
After this loss, Pascal went on to win the WBO Inter-Continental Super Middleweight title, before moving up to the Light Heavyweight weight class. He won the WBC Light Heavyweight title from Adrian Diaconu, defending it against Silvio Branco and Diaconu, while capturing The Right Light Heavyweight title by beating Chad Dawson.
Pascal went on to face well renowned boxer Bernard Hopkins for his WBC & The Ring Light Heavyweight titles. Both men fought to majority draw in the first meeting, allowing Pascal to retain his championships. The rematch saw Hopkins defeat Pascal via unanimous decision (115-113,116-112,115-114), to capture the vacant WBC Diamond Light Heavyweight title and Pascal’s Light Heavyweight titles.
Pascal’s next fight will be on August 11, 2012 at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec. It will be for the IBF Light Heavyweight title against champion Tavoris Cloud. Cloud has an unbeaten record of 24 wins (19 knockouts, 5 by decision), and has defended his title four times since wining it in 2009. Pascal’s current record is 26-2-1 with 19 wins coming by KO. Both fighters have recently agreed to random blood and urine tests ahead of their upcoming Light Heavyweight bout.
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Written by Jordan Maskell