jean pascal boxeur
- Birthday: 28. October 1982
- Birthplace: Port-au-Prince, Haiti
Pascal was born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. When Pascal was 4, his mother (a nurse) and older brother (Nicholson Poulard) had leftHaiti for a better life and education. They settled in Laval, Quebec, just outside of Montreal. His father, a well-respected politician, remained in Haiti. Pascal played hockey and soccer, but after watching his older brother become theQuebec Boxing Champion in 1996, Pascal, at 13 years of age, started to visit boxing gym "Club Champions St-Michel" once or twice every week. His first trainer was Sylvain Gagnon, who considered Pascal to be very talented. According to an interview from May 2005, Pascal's idol was Roy Jones Jr..
He represented Canada as a middleweight at the 2004 Olympics in Athens.
Pascal made his professional debut in February 2005. After nine wins, Pascal won the Canada National and Quebec boxing Council (CQB) super-middleweight titles in a national bout against Martin Desjardins, winning in round seven. After two more fights, Pascal won the TAB (Trans America Boxing) title against Darnell Boone. Pascal boxed Lucas Green Arias in September 2006 at theMontreal Casino for the vacant WBC Latino title. Pascal sent Arias to the canvas with a flurry of punches in the sixth round. Arias got up for the final second of the round, but moments later slid off the stool in his corner, vigorously rubbing his head. He was unable to get up for the seventh round, making Pascal the winner. He was given oxygen in the ring and then was taken to the hospital on a stretcher. It was revealed that he suffered a subdural hematoma.
On November 18, 2006, Pascal defeated Jermain Mackey by unanimous decision to win the NABO super-middleweight title. Pascal then defeated Lafarrell Bunteng by unanimous decision on March 10, 2007, defending the NABO belt.
Pascal defeated Christian Cruz by technical knockout in the tenth round to retain his NABO title and win the vacant NABA and NABFtitles. This win solidified his reputation at the national level.
Pascal successfully defended the NABO/NABF/NABA super-middleweight titles with a ten round unanimous decision over Brian Norman in December 2007.
At 21-0, Pascal got his first world title shot when he was matched against the 23-0 Carl Froch for the vacant WBC super-middleweight title on December 6, 2008 at the Trent FM Arena in Froch's hometown of Nottingham, England. Pascal held his own, with both men consistently tagging each other throughout the bout. However, Froch won a hard-fought, exciting contest which had many close rounds by a unanimous decision. The scorecards read 112-116, 111-117 and 110-118. Since the bout, Froch and Pascal have become friends on a personal level and have made a promise to face each other again in the future.
After the loss, Pascal fought Pablo Daniel Zamora Nievas on April 4, 2009 and won the fight by knockout in the fifth round to win the vacant WBO Inter-Continental super-middleweight title.
Pascal then moved up in weight to the light-heavyweight division to challenge the 26-0 WBC light-heavyweight champion, Adrian Diaconu on June 19, 2009 at the Bell Centre in Montreal. Pascal won the bout and the title by a unanimous decision. About two months after the fight on August 12, 2009 the city of Laval honored Pascal.
Pascal defended his WBC light-heavyweight title for the first time on September 25, 2009 against the WBC's mandatory challenger, aged Italian veteran Silvio Branco, retaining his title with a tenth round stoppage.
Pascal's second title defense came on December 11, 2009 in a rematch against Adrian Diaconu. Just like the first fight against Diaconu, the fight ended in another win by decision. Throughout the fight Pascal seemed to be having problems with his right arm, starting around round five. However it did appear that his cutman, Russ Anber, was able to pop the shoulder back in before the start of round eleven. Five days after the fight on December 16, 2009 Pascal underwent arthroscopic surgery for his right shoulder.Doctors removed a bone chip and repaired the labrum in his shoulder.
In June 2010, Pascal re-signed a multi-million dollar contract with promoter Groupe Yvon Michel in which he was guaranteed $1,050,000 to defend his title against Chad Dawson, as well as another $1,500,000 guaranteed in the fight following Dawson, which happened to be Bernard Hopkins. The contract is the most lucrative ever given out to a boxer in Quebec boxing history. Pascal has become the first Canadian boxer to receive more than a million dollars for a fight in Canada.
For Pascal's third title defense, he fought Chad Dawson for Pascal's WBC light-heavyweight title, and the vacant Lineal & The Ring light-heavyweight titles. Pascal dominated the early action and worked well in the middle rounds but seemed to tire late and get frequently caught by the favored Dawson. Pascal won the fight by a technical decision part way through the eleventh round due to an accidental head butt that caused a major cut over Dawson's right eye and was stopped by the ring-side doctor. However Pascal easily won the fight according to the judges' scorecards with scores of 108–101 and 106–103.
Following Pascal's upset of Chad Dawson, 45-year-old Bernard Hopkins was soon named his next opponent for him to defend his WBC/Lineal/The Ring light-heavyweight titles. Within the first 48 hours of tickets being on sale for Pascal/Hopkins, more than 15,000 tickets were sold. In preparation for the fight, Pascal spent forty days training in Miami.
The fight took place at the Colisée Pepsi in Quebec City on December 18, 2010. Pascal started strong in the fight, scoring two knockdowns in the first three rounds. One knockdown in the first round, which was disputed by Hopkins as an illegal blow to the back of the head and another knockdown in the third round. However, following the early rounds, the two fighters each held their own, however only to have the fight end in a controversial majority draw.
At the end of 2010, Ring Magazine rated Pascal as the 14th best boxer in the world as part of their yearly Top One Hundred Boxers ranking. Pascal moved up fifty-one places on the list, compared to his 2009 ranking of 65. The jump in the rankings was directly attributed to Pascal's upset of Chad Dawson, since the list came out before Pascal fought Bernard Hopkins.[
|29 Wins (17 KOs), 2 Losses, 1 Draw|
|Win||29–2–1||Lucian Bute||UD||12 (12)||2014-01-18||Montreal, Quebec, Canada||Won NABF light-heavyweight title.|
|Win||28–2–1||George Blades||TKO||5 (10)||2013-09-28||Montreal, Quebec, Canada|
|Win||27–2–1||Aleksy Kuziemski||UD||10 (10)||2012-12-14||Montreal, Quebec, Canada|
|Loss||26–2–1||Bernard Hopkins||UD||12 (12)||2011-05-21||Montreal, Quebec, Canada||Lost WBC/Lineal/The Ring light-heavyweight titles.|
|Draw||26–1–1||Bernard Hopkins||MD||12 (12)||2010-12-18||Quebec City, Quebec, Canada||Retained WBC/Lineal/The Ring light-heavyweight titles.|
|Win||26–1||Chad Dawson||TD||11 (12)||2010-08-14||Montreal, Quebec, Canada||Retained WBC, & won vacant Lineal/The Ring light-heavyweight titles.|
|Win||25–1||Adrian Diaconu||UD||12 (12)||2009-12-11||Montreal, Quebec, Canada||Retained WBC light-heavyweight title.|
|Win||24–1||Silvio Branco||TKO||10 (12), 2:19||2009-09-25||Montreal, Quebec, Canada||Retained WBC light-heavyweight title.|
|Win||23–1||Adrian Diaconu||UD||12 (12)||2009-06-19||Montreal, Quebec, Canada||Won WBC light-heavyweight title.|
|Win||22–1||Pablo Daniel Zamora Nievas||KO||5 (12), 0:42||2009-04-04||Montreal, Quebec, Canada||Won vacant WBO Inter-Continental super-middleweight title.|
|Loss||21–1||Carl Froch||UD||12 (12)||2008-12-06||Nottingham, England, United Kingdom||For vacant WBC super-middleweight title.|
|Win||21–0||Omar Pittman||UD||10 (10)||2008-01-11||Hollywood, Florida, USA|
|Win||20–0||Brian Norman||UD||10 (10)||2007-12-07||Montreal, Quebec, Canada||Retained NABO/NABF/NABA super-middleweight titles.|
|Win||19–0||Esteban Camou||KO||3 (10), 2:37||2007-10-06||Montreal, Quebec, Canada|
|Win||18–0||Kingsley Ikeke||UD||12 (12)||2007-08-03||Montreal, Quebec, Canada||Retained NABF super-middleweight title.|
|Win||17–0||Christian Cruz||TKO||10 (12), 2:00||2007-06-08||Montreal, Quebec, Canada||Retained NABO, & won vacant NABF/NABA super-middleweight titles.|
|Win||16–0||Lafarrell Bunting||UD||12 (12)||2007-03-10||Montreal, Quebec, Canada||Retained NABO super-middleweight title.|
|Win||15–0||Jermain Mackey||UD||12 (12)||2006-11-18||Trois-Rivières, Quebec, Canada||Won NABO super-middleweight title.|
|Win||14–0||Lucas Green Arias||TKO||6 (12), 3:00||2006-09-30||Montreal, Quebec, Canada||Won vacant WBC Latino super-middleweight title.|
|Win||13–0||Darnell Boone||UD||10 (10)||2006-06-23||Montreal, Quebec, Canada||Won vacant Trans America Boxing super-middleweight title.|
|Win||12–0||Melroy Corbin||TKO||5 (8), 2:37||2006-03-11||Montreal, Quebec, Canada|
|Win||11–0||Eric Howard||TKO||2 (8), 2:30||2006-02-25||Gatineau, Quebec, Canada|
|Win||10–0||Martin Desjardins||TKO||7 (10), 2:16||2005-12-10||Montreal, Quebec, Canada||Won vacant Quebec Boxing Council/Canadian super-middleweight titles.|
|Win||9–0||Gerardo Soria||TKO||4 (8), 2:36||2005-11-19||Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada|
|Win||8–0||James Crawford||TKO||3 (8), 1:47||2005-10-29||Gatineau, Quebec, Canada|
|Win||7–0||Jesse Sanders||KO||1 (6), 1:45||2005-10-15||Montreal, Quebec, Canada|
|Win||6–0||Ricardo Kellman||TKO||2 (6), 2:50||2005-09-10||Montreal, Quebec, Canada|
|Win||5–0||Homer Gibbins||TKO||2 (4), 1:45||2005-07-13||Montreal, Quebec, Canada|
|Win||4–0||Donnie Pendelton||TKO||2 (4), 3:00||2005-06-18||Montreal, Quebec, Canada|
|Win||3–0||Eddie O'Neal||UD||4||2005-03-03||Club Soda, Montreal, Quebec, Canada|
|Win||2–0||Jesse Londo||KO||1 (4),
|2005-02-12||Montreal Casino, Montreal, Quebec, Canada|
|Win||1–0||Justin Hahn||TKO||2 (4),
|2005-02-03||Club Soda, Montreal, Quebec, Canada||Professional debut.|