Jean-François Bergeron (boxer)

Jean-François Bergeron (born July 26, 1973 in Saint-Jérôme, Quebec) is a former boxer from Canada, competing in the super heavyweight (> 91 kg) division. He represented his native country at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia.

Jean-François Bergeron
Personal information
Full nameJean-François Bergeron
NationalityCanadian
Born (1973-06-26) June 26, 1973 (age 46)
Saint-Jérôme, Quebec, Canada
Height1.95 m (6 ft 5 in)
Weight100 kg (220 lb)
Sport
SportBoxing
Weight classSuper Heavyweight
ClubClub de Boxe St. Jérôme

AmateurEdit

He won the Canadian championship five time and won gold in 4 international championships, beating the likes of Paolo Vidoz and Michael Sprott.

Southpaw Bergeron won the silver medal at the 1995 Pan American Games. He competed in Atlanta at the Olympics but was knocked out by Attila Levin.

Bergeron wrapped up his amateur career with a record of 70 wins, 15 defeats.

ProEdit

Bergeron fought his first pro bout on April 3, 1998, at age 24. In 2001 he beat undefeated American amateur champ Willie Palms. In 2003 he beat Darroll Wilson (who holds a knockout win over Shannon Briggs). Bergeron was injured at the time and fought only with his right arm from the second round, but still managed to win the fight by a unanimous decision. In 2006 he bested Steve Panell (who had knocked down Wladimir Klitschko when they fought).

Fight against ValuevEdit

Bergeron faced former WBA heavyweight champion Nikolai Valuev on Sept 29th 2007 in Germany.[1] He lost by unanimous decision.

After his fight with Valuev he fought Dominick Guinn losing by second-round knockout on October 24, 2008.

Professional boxing recordEdit

27 Wins (19 knockouts, 8 decisions), 2 Losses (1 knockout, 1 decision) [2]
Result Record Opponent Type Round Date Location Notes
Loss 28-6-1   Dominick "The Southern Disaster" Guinn KO 2 24/10/2008   Montreal, Quebec, Canada Bergeron knocked out at 2:40 of the second round.
Loss 46-1   Nikolay "The Russian Giant" Valuev UD 12 29/09/2007   Oldenburg, Niedersachsen, Germany NABA Heavyweight Title. 111-118, 111-117, 111-118.
Win 21-8   Robert "Big Philly" Hawkins UD 10 15/06/2007   Montreal, Quebec, Canada NABA Heavyweight Title. 99-91, 99-91, 97-93.
Win 21-4-3   Chad Van Sickle TKO 4 26/01/2007   Montreal, Quebec, Canada Referee stopped the bout at 2:50 of the fourth round.
Win 25-8   Edegar Da Silva KO 5 15/09/2006   Montreal, Quebec, Canada NABA Heavyweight Title. Silva knocked out at 2:28 of the fifth round.
Win 34-12-2   Andy "Sandman" Sample TKO 1 02/06/2006   Saint-Jérôme, Quebec, Canada Referee stopped the bout at 2:21 of the first round.
Win 34-9   Steve "Storm" Pannell KO 3 24/03/2006   Montreal, Quebec, Canada Pannell knocked out at 2:30 of the third round.
Win 14-7   Marcus "Migraine" McGee UD 8 16/09/2005   Montreal, Quebec, Canada 80-72, 80-72, 80-72.
Win 15-2-1   Jimmy "Farmer" Joseph TKO 4 18/03/2005   Montreal, Quebec, Canada Referee stopped the bout at 2:36 of the fourth round.
Win 18-12   Reynaldo "Terminator" Minus UD 6 03/12/2004   Montreal, Quebec, Canada 60-54, 59-55, 58-56.
Win 31-9   Rogerio Lobo KO 2 20/03/2004   Montreal, Quebec, Canada Lobo knocked out at 2:20 of the second round.
Win 27-6-2   Darroll "Doin Damage" Wilson UD 10 07/03/2003   Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada 97-93, 98-92, 98-92.
Win 17-9   Brian "Big Man" Nix TKO 5 17/11/2002   Grand Forks, North Dakota, United States
Win 22-8   Mario Cawley KO 4 06/09/2002   Montreal, Quebec, Canada Cawley knocked out at 0:36 of the fourth round.
Win 11-1-1   Derrick "D-Train" Brown RTD 7 31/05/2002   Bucharest, Romania
Win 24-12-1   Marcellus "More than a Conqueror" Brown TKO 3 21/04/2002   Laughlin, Nevada, United States Referee stopped the bout at 0:28 of the third round.
Win 16-16   Jason "Native American Nightmare" Nicholson UD 6 18/01/2002   Las Vegas, Nevada, United States 59-53, 59-53, 59-54.
Win 10-5   Curt "The Professor" Paige TKO 2 30/11/2001   Montreal, Quebec, Canada Referee stopped the bout at 0:50 of the second round.
Win 9-0   Willie "Mr. P" Palms UD 6 28/09/2001   Las Vegas, Nevada, United States 58-56, 58-56, 58-56.
Win 10-10   Art Card TKO 2 10/07/2001   Montreal, Quebec, Canada Referee stopped the bout at 0:37 of the second round.
Win 8-8-1   Sean Williams TKO 3 02/03/2001   Montreal, Quebec, Canada Referee stopped the bout at 2:32 of the third round.
Win 3-6   Ben Perlini KO 2 15/12/2000   Montreal, Quebec, Canada Perlini knocked out at 1:43 of the second round.
Win 5-7-1   Muhammad Raheem UD 4 16/06/2000   Montreal, Quebec, Canada 39-37, 40-36, 40-36.
Win 2-7   Marcelo Aravena UD 6 06/05/2000   Maniwaki, Quebec, Canada 59-55, 60-54, 60-54.
Win 4-11   Mark "The Spark" Johnson TKO 4 29/06/1999   Montreal, Quebec, Canada Referee stopped the bout at 1:23 of the fourth round.
Win 3-2   Tracy Wilson KO 2 06/11/1998   Montreal, Quebec, Canada Wilson knocked out at 0:48 of the second round.
Win 1-4   Marcelo Aravena TKO 3 05/05/1998   Montreal, Quebec, Canada Referee stopped the bout at 2:05 of the third round.
Win 4-8   Mark "The Spark" Johnson KO 2 24/04/1998   Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada Johnson knocked out at 1:10 of the second round.
Win 1-3   Donald "Duck" Harris TKO 2 03/04/1998   Montreal, Quebec, Canada Referee stopped the bout at 0:20 of the second round.

Outside the ringEdit

Bergeron is often asked to take on the analyst role in boxing matches, appearing on local Québec channel TVA and Québec radio stations. He offered his expertise on radio on Lucian Bute's championship fight at the Bell Centre in Montréal on October 19, 2007. He also served as a sparring partner to Vitali Klitchko in preparation for his fight against Corrie Sanders for the WBC world heavyweight championship in April 2004.

He has also successfully completed his firefighter training and is currently working as a firefighter at the St-Jérôme fire station.

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