|Real name||Sébastien Demers|
|Rated at||super middleweight|
24 December 1979 |
St. Hyacinthe, Quebec, Canada
|Wins by KO||11|
Smichet and the IBF International middleweight title
Demers then faced Walid Smichet for the Canadian title and IBF International middleweight titles. Demers had just been beaten for the first time in his career after facing Arthur Abraham for the IBF middleweight title in Germany.
Prefight Smichet had predicted that he would knockout Demers within eight rounds. Smichet was initially the aggressor and pushed forward relentlessly to take Demers out of his rhythm; however he lost momentum towards the end of the fight and Demers' superior technique pulled him through. Demers won a clear points verdict, however, the decision was met with a chorus of boos with commentators stating that the fight was much closer than the score cards suggested with Demers just nicking many of the rounds. Demers stated "I thought I won the rounds, but closely!".
On 5 November 2011 Demers lost to Allan Green in Quebec City. -
- Boxrec. "Sebastien Demers". Boxrec Fighter Page. Retrieved 5 June 2007.
- Dave Spencer. "Demers captures Canadian title!". FightNews Canada. Archived from the original on 3 March 2008. Retrieved 5 January 2008.
- Graham Houston. "SEBASTIEN DEMERS vs WALID SMICHET". FightNews Canada. Retrieved 5 January 2008.