It’s been a while since I called the great city of Montreal my home but that doesn’t mean I still don’t hold a soft spot in my heart for all things Quebec (just look at the name of this blog for further proof).
So, needless to say, when I was offered a chance to sit down with the new WBA Light Middleweight champion and pride of Montreal (by way of Haiti), Joachim Alcine (29-0), I jumped at the opportunity.
The soft-spoken Alcine is one of many great boxers to come out of Montreal as of late. Currently, he is sharing the spotlight with IBF Super Middleweight champion, Lucien Bute, but come December 7th the eyes of the boxing world will be focused squarely on the undefeated Alcine.
Alcine will be defending his newly-won WBA title against Alfonso Mosquera (19-5-0) at the Bell Centre in Montreal. A win over Mosquera would surely place Alcine in line for a shot at the current WBC Light Middleweight champion, Vernon Forrest (Forrest will first have to get by Michelle Pircillio on 12/1).
Take a listen as Alcine discusses his upcoming fight against Mosquera, the distractions of becoming a champion and who he would like to fight next.