Gagnon to Challenge Pelletier for Second Ringside Title


photo by Eric Gaudreault

Its Official! Michel Gagnon (7-1) will become the second Canadian Featherweight champion in 2011 to drop down to Bantamweight to vie for a second title. John Fraser won the W-1 Featherweight and WRECK Bantamweight titles. Will Gagnon be able to win two belts in two weight classes? Fans will have the chance to find out on October 21 at Ringside 12 at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec, when Gagnon will attempt to win his second Ringside title.

Gagnon, Canada’s 7th ranked Featherweight, won his Ringside Featherweight title in April 2010 by quickly dispatching Guillaume Lamarche. After a lengthy injury, the Sudbury native was finally able to defend it one year later at Ringside 10. That fight was a Fight of the Year candidate where Gagnon took everything Rejean Groulx threw at him and eventually slammed his way to victory in the third round.

Now, as previously rumoured by the Gossip Queen, Gagnon believes he can make the 135 weight limit and will challenge Stephane Pelletier for his Ringside Bantamweight title. This fight was confirmed by Ringside matchmaker Joey Benoit and has the makings of another terrific scrap!

Pelletier (5-1) has been unbeatable for the Ringside organization going 5-0 in the process. Stephane, ranked 9th on the Canadian Bantamweight charts, defeated Dimitri Waardenburg in Quebec City at Ringside 11 to win the vacant title. It was Pelletier’s third win in 2011 and he is quickly becoming the top Canadian Bantamweight.

5 Responses to “ Gagnon to Challenge Pelletier for Second Ringside Title ”

  1. doug mac donald says:

    mitch can take him

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  2. Jamie Locke says:

    This will be anoth tough task for the TMN Top Ten Rankings….

    These boys sure like to keep you on your toes.

    Should be a great scrap!

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  3. Laj says:

    Should be a close one. Not quite a striker vs grappler (as each have can hold their own in all facets), however:

    -Speed and striking goes to Pelletier
    -Power and wrestling goes to Gagnon

    I’ll biasly predict Gagnon via 3rd TKO

    Either way, good to see two Northern boys scrapping it out.

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  4. Robin Black says:


    I called both guys’ most recent championship fights. Both were fantastic.

    VERY different fighters.

    Great great fight. Good work Joey and Ringside.

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  5. Grasshopper says:

    Potential for an exciting fight. Aggressive fighters with heart. You can never go wrong with that. They will each pressure the other in areas and ways neither has seen before. No matter the outcome, they will both grow as fighters, for sure.

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