Cloutier’s Canada Corner
Dierry Jean Involved In
By Daniel Cloutier
MONTRÉAL - NABF North American lightweight champion, ranked
eight contender by the WBC in the 135 pounds division, the
Montrealer Dierry Jean is now involved in a very bad fight.
Jean (27-1-0) will stay in a rehabilitation home (Jean
Lapointe's home) for several weeks to cure his problems for
alcohol and gambling.
When the psychiatrists who will take care of him judge he
has resolved his bad problems, Jean will return in the gym
to work on a daily basis with his trainer, Mike Moffa. Jean
was very close to a participation to a lightweight world
championship bout or an elimination bout for a world title,
but the plans are changed now.
“The crucial thing for us, it's to be sure that Dierry will
be in a perfect mental health in few months, said the
promoter of The Eye Of The Tiger Management group, Camille
Estephan, who is also the Jean's manager. Dierry is one the
best fighter in the world, then, we got to be sure he will
in a perfect mental and physical health the next time he
will go in the ring. We will take care of his problems, his
mental health is our priority now, and after that, boxing
will be back the priority for him and us.”
At his last bout, September 27th at Bell Centre in Montréal,
Jean made a successful defense of his NABF title, in beating
the Mexican Daniel Ruiz (32-8-2) by KO in the fifth round.