By Brendan George
Photo: Sam Caparello
Australian Light Heavyweight Blake Caparello 17-0 (9 KOs) has been sparring for the last 2 weeks in Montreal at Gym Promotions headquarters under the supervision of head trainer Marc Ramsay. The Australian has been sparring rounds with former World champion Jean Pascal, WBA # 4 Eleider Alvarez and decorated amateur Artur Beterbiev.
Caparello, scheduled to fight Allan Green 32-4 (22 ko’s) for the vacant IBO Light Heavyweight title in Australia on October 17, is very appreciative for the work: “I can’t thank Gym Promotions enough for the sparring,” stated Caparello, ” Marc Ramsay runs such a professional team and is very helpful with advice. I can learn quite a lot from this experience.”
When asked about sparring former World champion Jean Pascal, Caparello replied: “Jean Pascal is a champion. I have followed his career with interest and it’s an honour to be sparring him. That work has helped me and will benefit me in my fights moving forward.”
I asked Caparello about his upcoming IBO World title fight vs Allan Green and he replied: “I only just found out about it a few days ago when the promoter announced it on Facebook so it was a bit of a shock. I knew my team were working on something big but I had no idea it was this big.”
In closing Blake added: “I would like to thank Gym Promotions Yvon Michel, Marc Ramsay and Jean Pascal, Eleider Alvarez and Artur Beterbiev for the sparring.