By Chris LaBate
Joachim Alcine's career is back, after his shocking twelve round majority decision upset win on Saturday night at the Bell Centre in Montreal. A huge underdog going in, he got the better of the bigger and stronger, but inexerpienced David Lemieux (25-2, 24KOs). Alcine was give the win with scores of 116-112, 114-114 and 116-112.
In winning, Alcine (33-2-1, 19 KOs) captured the WBC's International title at 160-pounds. Alcine would like to continue his career at 154-pounds, where he captured the WBA's championship, but he's open to a rematch with Lemieux - for the right price.
"He lost against a former world champion. Within a year or two, he will be world champion. David has what it takes to be a champion, all he lacks is experience. It was a difficult fight. Much hard than my world title fight [against Daniel Santos] Lemieux was much bigger than me, about 15 more pounds, and I had to compensate for that with additional effort to get the win. If there is a lot of money on the table, I'll make the effort [to do the rematch at 160]. I had confidence in myself and now I want to go home and celebrate with my family," Alcine said.