Countdown to PamAm Games: Jerome Feujio
Boxing Canada is pleased to continue its countdown by profiling Canadian Boxing Team athlete Jerome Feujio, who represents Canada in the male +92kg weight division and trains full-time at Boxing Canada’s National Training Centre at the Institut National du Sport du Quebec (INS) in Montreal. Jerome represented Canada at the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, England.
Jerome’s all-time favourite boxer is Lennox Lewis, partly because he was the last Canadian to win a gold medal at the Olympics. Jerome believes his greatest strength as a boxer is his strength, while the single boxing skill he wants to improve is his hand speed. The boxing achievement that he is most proud of is his recent gold medal at the 2023 Continental Boxing Championships.
Originally from Bafoussam, Cameroon, Jerome moved to Montreal many years ago and now calls it home, a city where he “has lived the best moments of his life.” Before earning a spot on Canada’s National Boxing Team, Jerome was a professional soccer goalkeeper, which helps explain why his all-time favourite athlete is Iker Casillas, the famous Spanish soccer goalkeeper. Jerome says, “he is why I started to take soccer seriously.”
One important lesson that Jerome has learned from his time as a national team athlete is that “with hard work, everything is possible.” Jerome would like to be remembered for his time on the national team “as the guy who gave everything in the ring” and believes that the most important thing for National Boxing Team athletes to remember is “You represent your country, make sure you don’t leave any stone unturned.”
Posted on: October 18, 2023