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Stevenson-Alvarez Eyed For 12/16 - Unless Lemieux Fights on Date

By Luke Furman

Promoter Yvon Michel would love to stage the mandatory fight between WBC light heavyweight champion Adonis Stevenson and challenger Eleider Alvarez at the Montreal Olympic Stadium.

As of Thursday, Michel said his dream would be to stage that fight in that Montreal venue.

Although the whole thing is hypothetical, the solution of holding this boxing gala at the Olympic Stadium is still conceivable. The last boxing bout to take place at the former home of the Expos and the main theater of the 1976 Montreal Olympics, was the bout between Roberto Duran and Sugar Ray Leonard in 1980.

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Initially, Showtime had suggested to GYM the date of December 16 to hold this event.

However, Eye of the Tiger Management and HBO could hold an event on the same date involving David Lemieux at La Place Bell in Quebec. Lemieux could  fight WBO middleweight champion Billy Joe Saunders, but nothing is confirmed yet.

There is also the issue of trainer Marc Ramsay, who works with both Lemieux and Alvarez. Michel, who promotes Alvarez and Stevenson, does not want to place the veteran trainer in a position where it would cause a conflict.

"If it is confirmed that David Lemieux is fighting on HBO on December 16, we will choose another date," said Yvon Michel to TVA Sports.

"It would not be a service to boxing fans in Quebec to go head to head with two major events and have US TV shifted to two big events in the same city (same date). It does not make sense to do that."

"We do not want to put Marc Ramsay in an untenable situation, where he would have to choose between two of his best boxers (Alvarez and Lemieux). Besides, Marc has always been loyal, always faithful. I would not force him to choose, and then it has an impact on his relationship with either fighter."

The main choice of GYM would be to hold Stevenson-Alvarez at the Center Vidéotron de Québec.

Luke Furman covers boxing for bokser.org.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by My Low Place on 10-14-2017

[QUOTE=GMAN SUPREME;18134328]lol lemieux is way more popular and relevant than aquacknis chickenson hahahahaha :headbang::headbang::headbang:[/QUOTE] where's lemuiex fighter of the year award? when has lemuex reigned as a champ for nearly 4 years? u're type ruins boxing u dumb mf

Comment by My Low Place on 10-14-2017

[QUOTE=robbyheartbaby;18134248]If Lemieux was to beat Saunders you would have to give him credit for that though right? Lemieux ain't that bad dude he was a world champ.[/QUOTE] world champ?? the only world champ is the lineal champ...he was never that..he…

Comment by GMAN SUPREME on 10-14-2017

[QUOTE=My Low Place;18131591]now it's happening and david fuggin lemusty is standing in the fuggin way...i just wanna slap his silly haircut off his head[/QUOTE]lol lemieux is way more popular and relevant than aquacknis chickenson hahahahaha :headbang::headbang::headbang:

Comment by GMAN SUPREME on 10-14-2017

lol lemieux is way more popular and relevant than aquacknis chickenson hahahahaha

Comment by robbyheartbaby on 10-14-2017

[QUOTE=My Low Place;18131585]HIGHLY! if there is one boxer i could straight up do withou it is david fuggin lemuiex..and hbo is only pushing this crap bc that hype job ggg cherrypicked him and their kissing golden boy's arse[/QUOTE] If Lemieux…

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