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VANESSA LEPAGE-JOANISSE CLAIMS WBC WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT TITLE IN MONTREAL SHOWDOWN

In a thrilling night of boxing at the Montreal Casino, Vanessa Lepage-Joanisse emerged victorious against world contender Abril Vidal to secure the WBC world heavyweight championship. The victory, achieved by split decision, marked a significant milestone for Lepage-Joanisse, who had pursued this title for nearly seven years since her initial attempt in Mexico against Alejandra Jimenez.

Reflecting on her triumph, Lepage-Joanisse expressed her gratitude, stating, “Never stop believing in your dream because the day you achieve them becomes the most beautiful day of your life! I can say mission accomplished!”

Camille Estephan, president of EOTTM, hailed Lepage-Joanisse’s achievement as a source of inspiration, emphasizing her remarkable journey characterized by heart and tenacity. The victory not only symbolized personal success but also represented a significant milestone for women’s boxing in Quebec.

Stéphane Joanisse, Lepage-Joanisse’s long-time coach, praised the collective efforts of the team and expressed optimism for the future, highlighting the promising prospects ahead.

The boxing extravaganza also featured compelling matchups, with Montrealer Steven Butler securing a victory over world contender Steve Rolls in just one round. Additionally, EOTTM recruit Osleys Iglesias delivered a dominant performance, triumphing over Marcelo Coceres in the semi-final.

Arthur Biyarslanov, making his debut with EOTTM, showcased his skills with a third-round victory, while rising talents Luis Santana, Jhon Orobio, and Wilkens Mathieu impressed with swift victories. Mehmet Unal gained valuable experience by reaching the 8th round for the first time in his career.

The event underscored the vibrancy of boxing in Montreal and celebrated Vanessa Lepage-Joanisse’s historic achievement as the new WBC world heavyweight champion.

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