Justin Trudeau scores major upset in Fight for the Cure boxing match over Conservative Senator Patrick Brazeau
In a stunning upset, Liberal MP Justin Trudeau brawled his way to a second-round TKO victory over Conservative Senator Patrick Brazeau. The referee stopped the fight in the third and final round.
Following his victory, Trudeau was hoisted on the shoulders of his supporters. The slender eldest son of Pierre Trudeau, who was expected to box his way to a points-only finish, instead pounded his foe into submission with a series of unschooled but powerful haymakers. In the final round, his attack became unrelenting and Brazeau was clearly exhausted. (Photos: Chris Wattie/Reuters)
Political heavyweights Justin Trudeau and Patrick Brazeau throw verbal jabs at charity weigh-in
The weeks of trash-talking and training will come to an end when Liberal MP Justin Trudeau and Conservative Senator Patrick Brazeau meet in the ring this Saturday.
The two politicians-turned-pugilists are taking part in a charity boxing match — Fight for the Cure 2012, an annual fundraising initiative for the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation — and will fight their way through three two-minute rounds.
“I’ve never hid the fact that I wouldn’t mind to put the hurt on Justin — it’s a boxing match, it’s not aerobics class,” Brazeau said at the weigh-in. (Photos: Chris Wattie/Reuters)