Franck Petitjean, born on February 11th, 1988, hails from Clichy, Hauts-de-Seine, France, a suburb located approximately 4 miles northwest of Paris, which is also the hometown of WBA super-lightweight champion Souleymane M’baye. He currently resides in nearby Saint-Ouen-sur-Seine, France.
In 2012, Petitjean participated in the World Series Boxing.
His professional boxing career commenced in June 2010, starting in his hometown of Clichy, where he managed only a draw against Yves Mesny. Initially, his journey in the world of professional boxing did not begin on a high note, with just two wins out of four bouts in his first year as a pro.
It wasn’t until his 12th professional fight in 2013 that Petitjean secured a knockout victory, notably in the first round against Adam Cieslak. To date, he has accumulated six knockouts out of his 24 victories, resulting in a 25% KO ratio.
Petitjean boasts an impressive boxing resume, being a four-time French national champion, WBC Francophone champion, two-time European Union champion, and two-time European champion.
In 2018, he challenged Mohamed Mimoune for the IBO World super-lightweight title but unfortunately lost via unanimous decision.
His most recent achievement includes claiming the EBU European title in June of the current year, and he is set to make the first defense of his championship against Azim.
As a southpaw fighter, Petitjean currently holds the rank of 2nd in the super-lightweight division in France, 57th in the world according to BoxRec, and he is ranked 99th by the IBO.
Apart from his boxing career, he co-founded Gloves Academy, a boxing gym in France, with his business partner Valentino Gargiulo.
Franck Petitjean is a family man with two young children, a girl and a boy, and his partner’s name is Marion Saunier.