By Dave Spencer
Photo Herby Whyne
The year 2012 thus far has not been the one that welterweight Antonin Decarie (26-1, 7 KOs) had been anticipating after his convincing victory last December versus 19-1-2 Victor Lupo. Hoping to build on the momentum of dominating his opponent and capturing the WBC International belt in the process, this was supposed to have been a breakout year for the 30-year-old welterweight, but injuries and fights falling through have been the rule and not the exception for the fighter up until this point; something that changes Saturday night as Decarie makes his HBO debut versus undefeated Alex Perez (16-0, 9 KOs) on HBO’s Boxing After Dark.
Trainer Mark Ramsay sums it up best when he tells FightNews, “Antonin was frustrated but never discouraged,” adding “He’s always in good shape and working hard in the gym. We only received three weeks notice on our side, but we know we’ll be in shape, we’re not sure if they can say the same on the other side.”
Decarie agreed, “I was disappointed, but never enough to stop training. Click here to read more