Advertisement: IBO Boxing
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com
Advertisement

David Lemieux Fails To Make Weight, Move To 168 is Eyed

by Luke Furman

Back in December, it may have been the last time that former IBF middleweight champion David Lemieux (38-4, 33 KOs) competed at 160-pounds.

Earlier today, Lemieux failed to make the middleweight limit - coming in at 162-pounds, for his scheduled fight on Saturday night in Quebec City.

Lemieux will take on Karim Achour (26-4-3, 4 KOs), who has never been stopped in his career.

 lemieux-achour (5)

While the 29-year-old boxer was unable to make the limit, Achour scaled in at 159 pounds, a full pound under the limit.

Lemieux was given time to get down in weight and come back.

But after less than an hour, Lemieux's promoter and manager Camille Estephan of Eye of The Tiger Management, advised the local officials that his boxer would not be fighting at 160.

Lemieux is attempting to bounce back after suffering a one-sided twelve round decision loss to WBO middleweight champion Billy Joe Saunders back in December.

Estephan told local reporters that he wants Lemieux to move up to the super middleweight limit of 168-pounds - because he's concerned about the physical hell that Lemieux endures while squeezing down to the middleweight limit.

Lemieux fought above the middleweight limit in two of his last four bouts.

At just a shade over 163-pounds, Lemieux dominated Cristian Fabian Rios over the ten round distance.

He then came back, at the middleweight limit of 160, and scored a 'Knockout of The Year' victory with a third round demolition of Curtis Stevens in New York.

Lemieux then decided to make a quick return in May, at 163-pounds, and won a ten round decision over Marcos Reyes. That contest took place on the pay-per-view undercard to Canelo vs. Chavez Jr. at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

And then came the loss to Saunders, which Lemieux partially blamed on a nagging shoulder injury.

Luke Furman covers boxing for bokser.org

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by KingHippo on 05-27-2018

[QUOTE=mick1303;18805671]This is YOU who make up new rules. If you didn't care about what Crawford did at 140 (unified all 4 belts) - it does not mean that nobody else did. Tone down, you're not some authority to tell other…

Comment by BreWall on 05-26-2018

He's already too small for the 160 let alone 168. He's growing horizontally, not vertically, which is unfortunate. His style of having to chase his opponent to get inside won't be changing any time soon.

Comment by Chuckguy on 05-26-2018

[QUOTE=KingHippo;18805347]What did I prove you focking idiot? Camping in a sh1t division for 12 years THEN talking about retirement when you're having a little competition is a b1tch move. Not when you're pushing 40, beaten a few HOFers/P4P fighters and…

Comment by wrecksracer on 05-26-2018

[QUOTE=KingHippo;18804931]Shut the fock up you hypocrite piece of sh1t. Crawford cleaned up 140 and nobody gives a fock. You go where the best are, end of story. Stop making up new rules to accommodate chumps who hide in sh1tty divisions.[/QUOTE]…

Comment by nycsmooth on 05-26-2018

Achour should be getting some dollars from Daniel's paycheck since he didn't make weight... it's the only fair thing to do...

ADD COMMENT VIEW COMMENTS (78)
Advertisement
Top Headlines
Claressa Shields Fires Back at Laila Ali: You're All Bark, No Bite! Chris Colbert: I Knew I Was Going To Dominate The Corrales Fight Felix Verdejo: I Give Myself a 'C' - I Want To Keep Working Hard Alvarez: I Wanted To Come Back as The Fighter That Beat Kovalev Rosario: I Saw My Power Affected Julian Williams Right Away Eleider Alvarez Blasts Out Michael Seals With One Shot Julian Williams: I Have Rematch Clause, It Will Be Immediate! Jeison Rosario Batters Julian Williams in Huge Upset Felix Verdejo, Christopher Diaz Get Wins in New York Jonathan Guzman Blasts Hernandez in Knockdown War Joey Spencer: I'm Going To Stay Busy, Have Four Fights in 2020 Tyson Fury: McGregor Back in Boxing is Great For The Sport! Floyd Mayweather Teases Rematch With Conor McGregor Eleider Alvarez vs. Michael Seals - CompuBox Punch Stats Jeison Rosario vs. Julian Williams - CompuBox Punch Stats Eleider Alvarez Crushes Michael Seals With One Shot in Seventh Eleider Alvarez vs. Michael Seals - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Felix Verdejo Easily Decisions Manuel Rey Rojas Over 10 Rounds Jeison Rosario Batters Julian Williams For TKO in Five, Shocker To Win Titles Julian Williams vs. Jeison Rosario - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Colbert Drops, Out-Points Corrales; Wins WBA Interim 130-Pound Title Joey Spencer Stays Unbeaten, Out-Points Spring In 6-Rounder Sebastian Formella, Peter Kadiru Win Big in Hamburg Jorge Cota Stops Game Cornflake LaManna In Fifth Round Eleider Alvarez vs. Michael Seals - LIVE Results From New York Vito Mielnicki Beats Wilson By Decision On Williams-Rosario Card Williams-Rosario - LIVE Results From Philadelphia Estrella on Ergashev Body Shot: I Couldn't Hear, I Couldn't Move Rosario: In His Heart & Mind, Williams Thinks I'm An Easy Fight Shishkin: I Want Canelo, Benavidez, I Want The Champions Next Julian Williams: I'm Coming To Dominate, Win in Spectacular Fashion Eleider Alvarez: Canelo Didn't Fight Same Kovalev I Fought Twice Colbert: We're Looking For Leo Santa Cruz at The End of 2020! Williams: Hurd Has To Live With Loss In Hometown, Ducking Rematch Seals: I Want Beterbiev; Would Be Explosive, PPV Entertainment For Fighter of The Decade, The BWAA Got it Right Daily Bread Mailbag: Charlo Bros, Spence-Crawford, More Makabu vs. Cieslak Back on Course For WBC Title on January 31 McCarter: Claressa Shields Lacks Power, Still Fights in Amateur Style Deontay Wilder Believes He's Far Too Dangerous To Do MMA
Advertisement
Advertisement
Latest Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement