Lexson Mathieu’s profile – An overview before the AIBA Youth World Boxing Championships
Club Centre de Boxe Empire (Empire Académie)
Coach François (Frank) Duguay
Date of birth April 14, 1999
Weight category 81 kg
2016 AMERICAN CONTINENTAL CHAMPIONSHIPS | GOLD
2016 – 2015 CANADIAN CHAMPION
2011-2016 PROVINCIAL CHAMPION (QC)
Lexson comes from a family of athletes. Indeed, both his parents practiced combat sports (his father was a boxer) and that’s where his “fighting” mentality comes from. From a young age, Lexson practiced taekwondono. However, when he wasn’t winning, he was being disqualified for using too much force while hitting the body, which influenced his transition towards boxing. When Taekwondo no longer represented a challenge, his parents decided to sign him up in a sport where he would be able to use his strenght and be in a contact sport. At the age of 10-11, Lexson became a boxer.
Lexson’s coach doesn’t recall having trained an athlete with such talent at a young age. According to him, his main skills are his strenght as well as his ability to adapt in the ring. Indeed, he is able to assimilate information right away without having to wait for directions between rounds.
As for his boxing career, Lexson hopes to win the Youth World Boxing Championships in Russia (November 2016) and then aim for the gold medals at the 2018 Commonwealth Games. the 2019 Pan Am Games and the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. He would then probably transition into professionnal boxing as he would love to make a living from his sport. His nickname, ”The Next”, reglects his winning attitude as well as his goals that set for himself at a young age.
In addition to his boxing training, Lexson is also in school to obtain his High School diploma.
Nickname “The Next”
Favorite music Hip Hop
Favorite movie Fight Club
Typical pre-bout meal Chocolat ad banana crepes
Other hobbies Spend time with my family
Place you’d life to visit in your life Japan
Life and career objectives I would like to attain the following objectives:
Champion of the 2016 Youth World Boxing Championships
Gold medalist at the 2018 Commonwealth Games
Gold medalist at the 2019 PanAm Games
Gold medalist at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games
Pursue a professionnel career
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