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  Jean vs. Lorenzo Montreal Weigh-In Report

By Daniel Cloutier

For the first time of his career, the Montrealer Haitian Dierry Jean will be the star of a pro boxing show in Montréal, Thursday night at the Bell Center Theater.

Jean (19-0-0), a talented junior welterweight, will fight the veteran Dominican Francisco Lorenzo (37-10-0) in a 10 rounder. It will be the first show of the new season of the series "Rapides et Dangereux" (Fast and Dangerous) organized by the GYM group.

Antonin Décarie (25-1-0), ranked 12th by the WBA in the welterweight division, was supposed to fight the former world champion Jose Luis Castillo (62-11-1) in the main event, but he pulled out Tuesday, suffering of a rib’s injury. Décarie should fight Castillo December 17th in Québec City.

"For Dierry Jean, it is a super opportunity", said Mike Moffa, Jean’s trainer. Lorenzo lost a 12 rounds decision against the legendary Mexican boxer Erik Morales December 18th 2010 in Tijuana. If Dierry can stay healthy, he should reach the Top 10 in the world of the super lightweight division next year.

Jean fought only four times since 2008, because of serious injuries. He had right elbow surgery in 2009, and he suffered of a broken jaw last year at his last bout, November 11 2010, against the Puertorican Wilfredo Negron.

"Dierry is very talented, he is a boxer fast, intelligent and strong physically, but he has been extremely bad lucky since two years", said Mike Moffa, Jean’s trainer. We hope that this fight with Lorenzo will turn the table for him. If he can stay healthy, he will be an important actor in his division in 2012 and 2013. Dierry is coming back from a broken jaw, and he is fighting a tough guy, a fighter who bas been able to take all the punches gave by dangerous punchers like Erik Morales and Humberto Soto. No doubt in my mind that Dierry will have to work hard during 10 complete rounds tomorrow night. A serious test for him.

Dierry seems very relaxed at 24 hours before this challenge.

"In few hours, I will be involved in the most important fight of my career", said Jean. "But I am more than confident. Lorenzo has a lot of experience, he his tough like hell, but his style is absolutely perfect for mine. He is short and very mean. As you know, I am always productive against fighters agressives like him, fighters who likes to take risks, who likes to open their defense to score points. I think this fight will be tough, but not too difficult. I know I have all the weapons to dominate that fight from the beginning to the end."

At the weigh in, Jean had an official weight of 139.8 pounds, versus 138 for Lorenzo.


SUPER LIGHTWEIGHT DIVISION (140 pounds), 10 rounds
Francisco Lorenzo vs Dierry Jean
37-10-0 (17 KO) 19-0-0 (13 KO)
Dominican Republic Montréal

LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT DIVISION (175 pounds), 10 rounds
Michael Walchuck vs Eleider Alvarez
9-4-0 (2 KO) 5-0-0 (3 KO)
Winnipeg, Manitoba Montréal

Edgar Kalnars vs Oscar Rivas
21-23-0 (12 KO) 6-0-0 (4 KO)
Jelgava, Lituania Montréal

FEATHERWEIGHT DIVISION (126 pounds), 6 rounds
Isaac Bejerano vs Tyler Asselstine
9-11-1 (7 KO) 6-0-0 (4 KO)
Mexico Ottawa

WELTERWEIGHT DIVISION (147 pounds), 6 rounds
Arvydas Trizno vs Manolis Plaitis
9-13-2 (1 KO) 16-1-1 (8 KO)
Jubakos, Lituania Montréal

SUPER LIGHTWEIGHT DIVISION (140 pounds), 6 rounds
Jevgenijs Kirillovs vs Ghislain Maduma
7-11-1 (6 KO) 4-0-0 (2 KO)
Riga, Lituania Montréal

Pavel Dolgovs vs Didier Bence
8-14-2 (5 KO) 2-0-0 (2 KO)
Jelgava, Lituania Montréal

*** The first fight will be at 7.00 P.M.


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