TYLER ASSELSTINE, one of Ontario Canada's best
amateur boxers, undefeated featherweight prospect Tyler Asselstine, steps-up in
class December 10, 2011, for his first scheduled eight-round bout against
Frenchman Philippe Frenois at Bell Centre in Montreal.
Some of the highlights of Asselstine's amateur career, include the following:
being a member of the 2009 Canadian National Team; winning the 2010 Ringside
World Championships gold medalist, and more. With a 70-10 amateur record,
he has thus far done very well in the professional ranks.
In some ways, Tyler is a smaller, younger version of his boxing idol, IBF super
middleweight champion Lucian Bute, sort of a "Bute-light." Asselstine's
promoter, Hennessy Sports, believes Tyler has what it takes to be the next great
"He's only 25 and we think, to say the least, Tyler has a very, very bright
boxing future," his promoter Adam Harris (Hennessy Sports) said. "He has been
totally dominant in his first seven pro fights. We're keeping him as busy as
possible because all he really lacks at this stage of his young professional
career is ring experience."