The thug image portrayed by many boxers couldn’t be further from the truth for Antonin. Truth be told, he is the polar opposite of the typical boxer stereotype. His calm natures, friendly demeanour, even down to his conservative boxing style all contradict the typical pugilist image. Even as a young teenager, Antonin carried himself with a certain air of maturity and seriousness. His consistent behaviour and gym work ethic has always been one to be admired.
It is no surprise that he brilliantly represented Canada on the international boxing scene for many years. Marc Ramsay, his long-time coach since the young age of 14 years old, saw the evolution of his calm, methodical, constant work ethic, and discipline account for his success.
Sporting a brilliant professional record, his only defeats came at the hands of Souleymane M’baye, who Antonin courageously accepted to challenge in his hometown of France for the Interim WBA World title, and to Luis Carlos Abregu, once again in his home town in Argentina for the WBC Silver Welterweight Title. With 29 wins, 9 by KO, he collected belts such as the Canadian Title, the WBO North American (NABO) title which he defended on 3 occasions and the WBC International title he acquired by convincingly defeating a game Victor Lupo Puiu at the Colisée de Quebec.
Always ready to step into the ring and accept any challenge, Antonin most recently proved this once again when he faced top prospect Alex Perez in Connecticut for the NABF title. As mentioned by RDS reporters « Décarie did not fail in his audition on the American network HBO! » One solid left hook sent Perez down to the canvas in the 6th round, quieting all critics who had questioned his punching power in the past. Seconds later, the referee had no choice but to step in and put a halt to the contest.