Didier Bence

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Didier Bence
Real name Didier Bence
Nickname(s) Big body crusher
Rated at Heavyweight
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Nationality Canada Canadian
Born (1987-08-14) August 14, 1987 (age 29)
Laval, Quebec, Canada
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights 13
Wins 10
Wins by KO 3
Losses 3
Draws 0
No contests 0
Didier Bence
Medal record
Representing  Canada
Pan American Games
Bronze medal – third place 2007 Rio Super Heavyweight
Francophone Games
Silver medal – second place 2005 Niamey Heavyweight
Silver medal – second place 2009 Beirut Super Heavyweight

Didier Bence (born August 14, 1987) is a Canadian professional heavyweight boxer from Laval, Quebec. He is best known for becoming a Canadian amateur boxing champion as a teenager and winning bronze at the 2007 Pan American Games, defeating two-time US champion Mike Wilson twice in the process, but has disappointed as a professional.

Amateur career[edit]

185 cm /6’1", 104 kg /230 lbs Bence started boxing at the age of 14 and won the Canadian junior championships in 2005 and 2006 and the senior title at super heavyweight in 2007. He upset Mike Wilson on points in the PanAm qualifier (in Argentina) [1] and faced him again in a bout at the main event in Rio de Janeiro which he won again this time by controversial stoppage at the 1:03 mark of the third round. Wilson had led by an 8-5 margin at the time of the stoppage. Due to injury he couldn't participate in his semifinal against Colombian Oscar Rivas and lost by walkover which earned him bronze. This injury also kept him from participating in the 2007 World Amateur Boxing Championships. In the middle of 2007 his record was 30-7.

At the end of 2007 he defended his national title in a tournament valid for 2008. At the "Copa Independencia" tournament in early 2008 he reached the final but lost to PanAm Champ Robert Alfonso.[2]

At the second Olympic qualifier he lost 3:4 to Michael Hunter jr. and didn't make it to Beijing.[3]


He turned pro in 2011 and beat American amateur stars Joey Dawejko and Jonte Willis and KOd undefeated countryman Eric Barrak (7-0) but was KOd by unknown Eric Martel Bahoeli (9-3) in 2013 and outpointed by Sylvera Louis (5-3) in 2014.

Professional record[edit]

10 Wins (3 knockouts, 7 decisions), 3 Loss, 0 Draw
Res. Record Opponent Type Rd., Time Date Location Notes
Loss 10-3 United States Avery Gibson UD 8 2016-05-27 Canada Parc de l'Exposition, Trois-Rivières, Quebec
Loss 10-2 Canada Sylvera Louis MD 8 2014-10-25 Canada The Mattamy Events Center, Toronto, Ontario Lost vacant Canada Cruiserweight title.
Win 10-1 Canada Rob Nichols UD 6 2014-08-30 Canada Hotel Mortagne, Boucherville, Quebec
Loss 9-1 Canada Eric Martel Bahoeli TKO 2 (8) 2013-11-30 Canada Colisée Pepsi, Québec City, Quebec
Win 9-0 Canada Eric Barrak KO 5 (8) 2013-06-08 Canada Bell Centre, Montreal, Quebec
Win 8-0 United States Jonte Willis UD 8 2013-03-22 Canada Bell Centre, Montreal, Quebec
Win 7-0 United States Joey Dawejko UD 6 2013-02-08 Canada Bell Centre, Montreal, Quebec
Win 6-0 United States Harold Sconiers UD 6 2012-10-12 Canada Bell Centre, Montreal, Quebec
Win 5-0 Canada Stephane Tessier UD 6 2012-06-08 Canada Bell Centre, Montreal, Quebec
Win 4-0 Canada Sandy Pembroke UD 4 2011-12-10 Canada Bell Centre, Montreal, Quebec
Win 3-0 Latvia Pavels Dolgovs UD 4 2011-10-20 Canada Bell Centre, Montreal, Quebec
Win 2-0 Canada Dwayne Storey TKO 2 (4) 2011-05-21 Canada Bell Centre, Montreal, Quebec
Win 1-0 United States Leonard Collier TKO 1 (4) 2011-04-08 Canada Bell Centre, Montreal, Quebec Bence's pro debut.

External links[edit]


  1. ^ Results qualifier 2007
  2. ^ Copa 2008 results
  3. ^ Results Olympic qualifier