Jeromo Canabate is a Spanish kickboxer based in Lausanne, Switzerland who was an active fighter in the late 1970ies until the early 1990ies. Jerome and his brother Johnny are the first professional kickboxing stars in Switzerland.
Instructors – Karate: Luciano Kietneswski; Kung-fu: Willy Phan Loi
Weight Division: Featherweight (ISKA)
Record: Pro: 30-2, 25 KOs; Amateur: 135-11
1986 ISKA World Featherweight Champion
1986 PKA/ISKA European Bantamweight Champion
1981-1985 EPKA European Champion
1979 WAKO European Featherweight Champion
1980 Swiss Superlightweight Professsional Boxing Champion (63.5 kg)
Accomplishments: ISKA European Technical Director
Favorite Movies: Raging Bull; Rocky; The Delta Force
Favorite Movie Stars: Chuck Norris; Robert DeNiro
Favorite Sports Personality: Diego Maradona (soccer)
Favorite Recording Artist: Bruce Springsteen
Favorite Hobby: Walking
Favorite Book: Ghandhi
Favorite Magazines: Karate (French language); The Fighter; The Ring(boxing)
Favorite Food: Chinese
Favorite Martial Artists: John Chung; Dennis Alexio
Toughest Opponent: Jorge Angat; Gilbert Ballantine (in that order)
Biggest Gripe About Martial Arts: Too much bickering between styles about which is better.
Greatest Ambition: To see kickboxing in Europe become more popular and organized, with more top title bouts held in Europe.