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Jean-François Bergeron

Full name: Jean-François Bergeron
Gender: Male
Height: 6'5" (195 cm)
Weight: 220 lbs (100 kg)
Born: June 26, 1973 in Saint-Jérôme, Québec, Canada
Affiliations: Club de Boxe St. Jérôme
Country: CAN Canada
Sport: Boxing

Biography

Bergeron, a Québécois, won five Canadian national amateur championships and a silver medal in the super-heavyweight division at the 1995 Pan-American Games in Argentina. His Olympic campaign was destined to last less than a minute as he lost to Sweden’s Attila Levin via stoppage. Bergeron turned professional in 1998 and, despite a disjointed career with long absences from the ring, won his first twenty-six fights and in the process became North American Boxing Association heavyweight champion. In 2007 he lost his perfect record when clearly outpointed by Russia’s Nikolai Valuev and a comeback in 2008 ended in a devastating defeat to American Dominic Guinn. Bergeron, who has worked as a colour commentator for Canadian TV, is a qualified fire-fighter.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1996 Summer 23 Atlanta Boxing Men's Super-Heavyweight Canada CAN 9T

Men's Super-Heavyweight

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result MR
1996 Summer 23 Atlanta Boxing Canada CAN Round Two Match #1 2 1996-07-27 Levin (SWE) , Bergeron (CAN)
1996 Summer 23 Atlanta Boxing Canada CAN Round One Match #1 1 1996-07-23 Bergeron (CAN) bye