Ariane Fortin was 16 years old and lived in Lévis, Qc, when over the summer she developed a passion for boxing after seeing the movie Girlfight. Less than five years later, she started making her mark on the Quebec provincial scene, coming up with win after win to move all the way up to the international and world level. She now boasts close to 170 fights and over 135 victories.
‘Explosive’ and ‘smart’ are the words that best describe Ariane Fortin when she steps into the ring. Her agility gives her a significant tactical advantage over her opponents… who also have the added challenge of having to face a left-handed puncher. In her pursuit of victory, she can count on the guidance of boxing champions David Lemieux and Dierry Jean, who have made her their protégée, and also on the unwavering support of Quebec sports fans. Montreal promoter Eye of the Tiger Management has taken on the management of her career, making an exception by integrating this highly promising amateur athlete into its team of professional boxers.
After sustained success which saw her become a two-time world champion in the under 69 kg category, Ariane made the jump to the under 75 kg division. She made the decision when women’s boxing was accepted in the Olympic program in three of the 10 existing weight categories. Ariane was rewarded for her determination and her perseverance in 2016, when she qualified for the Olympic Games in Rio, proudly representing Canada in Brazil.