Jacques LeBlanc

Category

Athlete

Sport

Boxing

Hometown

Memramcook

Year Inducted

2012

Sport Ambassador

athlete

Jacques LeBlanc

HONOURED MEMBER

Biography

Jacques LeBlanc, of Memramcook, started boxing at age 13 and went on to enjoy a 15 year professional career, fighting against some of the toughest fighters in the world. His record of going 329 rounds without ever being stopped, knocked down or a taking a standing count puts him among the most resilient boxers in Canadian history. He was considered a world-class competitor and defensive specialist. As a professional, LeBlanc counted the Canadian Junior Middleweight and Canadian Middleweight championships among his five titles. He won the Commonwealth Middleweight Eliminator competition and fought for the Commonwealth title. An inductee in the Moncton Sports Wall of Fame, he remains involved with his sport inspiring the next generation of young boxers. Enrolled in the New Brunswick Sports Hall of Fame, Jun 9, 2012

Quick Facts

  • Nicknamed “Chin of Steel” in reference to his inability to be knocked down 

  • Boxed 320 rounds as a professional boxer and was never knocked out, knocked down or have a standing 8-count 

  • Won a total of 5 titles in his 15 year career (Commonwealth Middleweight, National Junior Middleweight, National Middleweight, Maritime Middleweight, Eastern Canadian Middleweight) 

  • Had a professional record of 23 wins (6KO’s), 11 losses, 2 draws 

  • Fought World Champions Vinny Pazienza and Roberto Duran bringing them both to the final bell