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“Training camp has been great. I’m more than ready and thrilled to go back into the ring.”—Schiller “Batman” Hyppolite
Schiller “Batman” Hyppolite, 13-1, 9 KO’s is the current WBC FECARBOX Super Middleweight Champion. He is ranked number #15 in the IBF and on Saturday night’s Integrated Sports Media PPV in Montreal he faces Norbert Nemesapati, 15-1, 14 KO’s in the 12-round co-feature to (Pascal vs. Bolonti) for the WBC International Super Middleweight title.
BB: You didn’t fight November 21st because Alan Campa had visa problems but Dec. 6 you’re fighting Norbert Nemesapati. How is training going for this fight and do you have a prediction?
Training camp has been great. I’m more than ready and thrilled to go back into the ring. The only thing I can predict is that it’s going to be an exciting fight and that I will be the winner.
BB: To date, who was your toughest opponent and why?
JJ McDonagh. He was patient and didn’t take many risks. I had to be more patient than usual. Most of the time, I use my opponent’s weaknesses to attack but he didn’t make any.
BB: What is one thing outside of boxing that can you share about yourself that may surprise your fans?
I like sewing and baking pastries.
BB: If you could meet one person from any time in history, who would it be and what would your first question be for them?
Wow that is a great question. There are a lot of people that I would like to meet, but I would like meet Malcolm X.. I would ask him how he stayed so strong during that time where being black itself was a crime.
BB: Do you favor a mandatory retirement fund for all boxers and if so, how do you think it could finally be accomplished?
It would be a good idea but I have no clue how we could calculate that. I would like to have some kind of insurance if something really bad happens in the ring or if your opponent doesn’t show up. I also think that every boxer – all professional athletes- should prepare a back-up plan for their retirement.
BB: Finally, what is the saying you live your life by?
You can do whatever you want in life but make sure to respect people along your path.
(Interviewer’s note: I would like to thank Bob Trieger of Full Court PRESS for coordinating this interview.)
Division: Super Middleweight
Professional Record: 13-1, 9 KO’s
Date Opponent W-L-D Location Result
2014-08-16 JJ McDonagh 10-2-0 Quebec City, CA W UD 10
2014-06-13 Mohammed Akrong 20-6-0 Montreal, CA W RTD 5
2014-05-22 Rafael Sosa Pintos 46-9-0 Pointe-Claire, CA W KO 1
vacant WBC FECARBOX Super Middleweight Title
2014-03-28 Jermain Mackey 18-7-0 Gatineau, CA W RTD 6
2014-02-05 Daniel Urbanski 21-14-3 Montreal, CA W TKO 3
2013-09-06 Jaudiel Zepeda 12-8-1 Gatineau, CA W TKO 3
2013-05-17 Martin Avila 14-11-0 Gatineau, CA W KO 3
2013-02-16 Hassene Azouz Neffati 8-4-1 Gatineau, CA W TKO 3
2012-11-03 Francy Ntetu 7-0-0 Montreal, CA L SD 6
2012-08-17 Ruslans Pojonisevs 13-21-1 Pointe-Claire, CA W UD 6
2012-05-19 Ferenc Sarkozi 5-4-0 Pointe-Claire, CA W KO 1
2012-04-20 Martin Desjardins 7-21-5 Montreal, CA W UD 4
2011-11-05 Dale Golden 1-0-0 Quebec City, CA W KO 1
2011-03-19 Patrick Tessier 4-12-2 Montreal, CA W UD 4