Johnny Devison vs. Marcel Gendron (1st meeting)

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1959-11-02 : Johnny Devison 117½ lbs beat Marcel Gendron 114¾ lbs by SD in round 12 of 12

  • Location: Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
  • Canadian Bantamweight Title (Vacant title)


  • Title had been vacated by Pat Supple upon his retirement in December 1958.
  • According to the Cape Breton Post: "For the first time since 1912 this community has a Canadian boxing championship, which was brought to his home town Friday by Johnny Devison, the new Canadian Bantamweight King. Not since Mickie McIntyre won the lightweight title in 1912 had a Canadian Championship been held by a Glace Bay native."

Preceded by:
Supple vs. Geekie
Canadian Bantamweight Title Fight
# 43
Succeeded by:
Devison vs. Gendron II