Jean Pascal

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Jean Pascal
Statistics
Real name

Jean-Thenistor Pascal

Rated at

Super middleweight

Height

5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)

Nationality

Flag of Canada Canadian

Birth date

October 28, 1982 (1982-10-28) (age 25)

Birth place

Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Stance

Orthodox

Boxing record
Total fights

21

Wins

21

Wins by KO

14

Losses

0

Draws

0

No contests

0

Jean-Thenistor Pascal (born October 28, 1982 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti) is a Haitian-Canadian professional boxer.

 Early life

When Pascal was 4, his mother and older brother left Haiti 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 fell in love with boxing after watching his older brother, Nicholson Poulard, a former Quebec champion, box.

 Amateur career

Medal record
Commonwealth Games
Gold 2002 Manchester Light middleweight
Pan American Games
Bronze Santo Domingo 2003 Middleweight

As an amateur, Pascal compiled a record of 103-18 and was a Canadian amateur champion seven times (1998-2004). He was the only fighter to be named Boxer of the Year in Canada three times (2001-2003). As a light middleweight, Pascal won the 2002 Commonwealth Games. At the 2003 Pan American Games, Pascal won the bronze medal. In the 2004 Olympic Games Pascal fought at middleweight and lost to Yordanis Despaigne.

 Professional career

Pascal made his professional debut on February 3, 2005, defeating Justin Hahn by second round technical knockout. Pascal won his next 12 fights, before fighting Lucas Green Arias on September 30, 2006, at the Montreal Casino in Montreal. The fight was for the vacant WBC Latino super middleweight title. Pascal sent him 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.[1] It was revealed that he suffered a subdural hematoma.[2]

On November 18, 2006, Pascal defeated Jermain Mackey by unanimous decision to win the WBO NABO super middleweight title. Pascal defeated Lafarrell Bunteng by unanimous decision on March 10, 2007.

After defeating Christian Cruz by technical knockout in the tenth round, Pascal fought former world title challenger Kingsley Ikeke on August 3, 2007. Pascal dominated Ikeke and won by unanimous decision. Later that year, he defeated Esteban Camou and Brian Norman.

His next fight took place on January 11, 2008 at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, Florida against Omar Pittman. Pascal dropped Pittman with a left hook in round two and was in control for the first six rounds, but Pittman managed to hurt Pascal in rounds seven and eight. Pascal came back strong in the last two rounds and won by unanimous decision.