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.
|Full name||Jean-François Bergeron|
|Born||June 26, 1973|
Saint-Jérôme, Quebec, Canada
|Height||1.95 m (6 ft 5 in)|
|Weight||100 kg (220 lb)|
|Weight class||Super Heavyweight|
|Club||Club de Boxe St. Jérôme|
He won the Canadian championship five time and won gold in 4 international championships, beating the likes of Paolo Vidoz and Michael Sprott.
Bergeron wrapped up his amateur career with a record of 70 wins, 15 defeats.
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
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) |
|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.