Club: INS Québec (National Training Centre)
Date of birth: October 12th, 1990
Birthplace: Montreal, Quebec
Hometown: Montreal, Quebec
Height: 169cm (5’5″)
Weight category: 60 kg
2019 CANADIAN QUALIFICATION WINNER
2019 PAN AM GAMES | TOP 8
2019 PAN AM GAMES QUALIFIERS | BRONZE
2019 COPA INDEPENDENCIA | GOLD
2018 CANADIAN CHAMPION | GOLD
2018 DÉFI DES CHAMPIONS | GOLD
2017 GANTS DORÉS (QC) | GOLD
At 15 years old, Irene joined a boxing class in her local fitness center with a few friends from school. This is when and where she discovered her true passion. For three years, she only practiced boxing as a recreational hobby and in 2007, she had her first boxing bout at the chicken festival in Montmagny.
Irene was enrolled in many sports growing up. Those included athletics, judo, swimming, tennis and taekwondo. She only got attracted to boxing once she joined the boxing class at her local gym with her friends. As the classes went on, Irene and her friends were competitive with each other. Every time one would show progress, everyone else had to catch up. This was very motivating for her.
Irene has a good understanding of sports and how the human body operates. She obtained a bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology in 2015.
The 2018 Canadian Champion is looking to participate in the 2020 Olympic games in Tokyo. Afterward, she wants to make the switch to a professional boxer.
FAVORITE TV SHOW & MOVIE : Homeland, Jackie Brown, TAXI
FAVORITE MUSIC : All genres
TYPICAL PRE-BOUT MEAL : Eggs in the morning
OTHER SPORTS & HOBBIES : Watching movies, cooking
PLACE TO VISIT IN HER LIFE : A beautiful place to surf, Thailand
Posted on: April 26, 2018