Vanessa Lepage-Joanisse

In 2009, Vanessa Lepage-Joanisse, a young woman from the Outaouais region, went to a boxing gym for the first time. The woman who used to practice athleticism wanted to train differently, and as soon as she took her first class, she realized that it would be the beginning of a great adventure. Six months later, having been bitten by the boxing bug, she started competing and quickly distinguished herself from her rivals.


In 2013, she joined the Quebec team and gained more and more experience. These fights also lead her to win the Canadian 81+kg title twice, in 2014 and 2015. Her determination and her victories allow her to be part of the national team from 2014 to 2016. Accumulating 17 victories for 4 defeats, and seeing her passion grow, the athlete decides to make a career in the noble art, and it is in March 2016 that the young woman decides to make the jump into the professional ranks.


Her first fight was in Moncton against Annie Mazzerolle. A hotly contested fight that will give way to a rematch attempt for Mazzerolle, but this time, in Montreal. Lepage-Joanisse won the fight again in front of a crowd stunned by the brawling style of the athlete who knew how to put the pressure on. After only 3 fights as a professional, Lepage-Joanisse was offered an opportunity to go to a world championship fight for the WBC belt in Mexico. At only 21 years old, in 2017, she seized the opportunity, but would suffer her first career defeat. The opponent of the moment would later test positive for the use of illegal substances. Vanessa then took a break from boxing, which led her to return to the ring in 2023 with a consuming passion for her sport, a boundless will to win, and an exceptional physical condition!