David Lemieux vs. John Ryder Possible For Canelo-Jacobs Card

By Luke Furman

Former IBF middleweight champion David Lemieux will test himself at the super middleweight limit 168-pounds in the coming months.

But don't be surprised if he doesn't stay there for too long.

Lemieux (40-4, 34 KOs) mentioned that he is fully recovered from his misfortunes following his misadventure on December 15, when he was taken to the hospital before the weigh-in for a planned fight against Tureano Johnson at Madison Square Garden in New York.

david-lemieux (1)_10

Lemieux was very dehydrated after squeezing down to the middleweight limit, which led to the cancellation of his fight.

"It's one of the worst scenarios that can happen to a boxer," said Lemieux to RDS.

"I was worried about not making the weight and disappointing my fans, but it was rough this dehydration. That's why I ended up in the hospital. I was almost there ... by sleeping I thought I was going to cut half a pound, but when I woke up I was knocked out. I was dizzy. I did not really see well and my hearing was very bad. [My trainer] Marc [Ramsay] saw me and that's when he made the decision to go to the hospital.

"Marc is an exceptional person. He lost a lot of money making this decision. It was not an easy decision and not all coaches would have did it. He has a really strong character. I have a lot of appreciation for what he did. "

The Quebecer also revealed that he will likely return on May 4 as part of the undercard to the clash between Saul "Canelo" Alvarez and Daniel Jacobs. The name of John Ryder was mentioned as a possible opponent.

Both Jacobs and Ryder are promoted by Eddie Hearn of Matchroom Sport.

"I'm going to 168 pounds, but I'm aiming to get back to 160," said Lemieux.

"I'm physically strong, but I'm not at 168. At the limit, I'm even small for a 160-pounder. I'm heavy ... I have big bones! With good nutrition, 160 is possible. This is the most exciting division of boxing and I want to stay at 160. It's easy to comment on my situation, but my body did not want to know anything. All efforts were made, but it was my body that did not respond. There was something that did not work. I did not take a break and it may have had an impact on my body."

Luke Furman covers boxing for

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Superbee on 01-23-2019

Honest fight for Lemieux for his first fight at 168... Not a Bum and not a sudden death threat either... Let's see if Lemieux's power is legit at SMH and if he can mix it much taller guys (not talking…

Comment by DuckAdonis on 01-23-2019

[QUOTE=Mammoth;19456428]Ryder is a small MW so this is a good fight for the fat Canuck. If Lemieux lands, he should win.[/QUOTE] Yeah I agree with you but Ryder can knock him out as well it's a legit fight

Comment by Mammoth on 01-23-2019

[QUOTE=DuckAdonis;19456405]Damn bunch of US casuals itt Ryder been on a winning streak guys...this is a good fight.[/QUOTE] Ryder is a small MW so this is a good fight for the fat Canuck. If Lemieux lands, he should win.

Comment by DuckAdonis on 01-23-2019

Damn bunch of US casuals itt Ryder been on a winning streak guys...this is a good fight.

Comment by Mammoth on 01-23-2019

[QUOTE=asgarth;19455599]british domestic boxer on the same level as rocky fielding.[/QUOTE] Yep. Fielding has an SD win over Ryder in a fight people thought Ryder won. This isn't a bad fight. Where is Tureano Johnson?

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (24)
Top Headlines Ergashev Defeats Fox In Very Competitive 'ShoBox' Main Event Rob Brant Drops, Stops Khasan Baysangurov in Eleventh Rob Brant-Khasan Baysangurov: LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Thomas Ward Picks Apart Jesse Hernandez In 'ShoBox' Opener Mikaela Mayer Boxes Past a Game Yareli Larios For Decision Joshua Greer Gets Off The Floor To Knock Escaner Out Nico Hernandez Dominates Victor Trejo Over Eight Photos: Omar Figueroa, John Molina - Ready For War in LA Photos: Leo Santa Cruz, Rafael Rivera - Ready For Title Clash Brant-Baysangurov: Early ESPN Results From Hinckley, Minn Joshua Greer: I Can Beat Anyone at Bantamweight Ricardo Espinoza vs. Ricardo Nunez on March 1, Telemundo Anthony Joshua-Jarrell Miller Sets Pre-Sale Record at MSG Brandon Rios Expects Very Tough Fight With Humberto Soto Ergashev: Fox is Tall, Good Boxer - But I'm Knocking Him Out! Mikaela Mayer Continues To Clear Obstacles In The Pro Ranks Weights: Santa Cruz-Rivera Ready, Molina-Figueroa Weight Bump Gilberto Ramirez Wants 175 Debut, Then Sergey Kovalev Fight Rene Alvarado Was Very Surprised That Cancio Stopped Machado Whyte: No Shock if Jarrell Miller Upsets Anthony Joshua Promoter Salita Sees Hard-Hitting Ergashev As The Next Golovkin Photos: Chisora Begins Working Relationship With Dave Coldwell Hekkie Budler Hooks Up With MTK With Aim of World Title Teofimo Lopez, Top Rank in Pursuit of WBC Title in 2019 WBC Prez To Rule On Mikey Garcia's Title After Spence Fight Photos: Chris Eubank Jr. Training in Beast Mode For DeGale Warren Rips Hearn, Says He's To Blame For Joshua's Fallouts News: Adam Lopez, Havnaa Title Shot, Chantelle Cameron Update Mayweather Says Another Exhibition Being Lined Up For July Jarrell Miller Vows To Crush Joshua Like Tyson Did Frank Bruno AIBA Head Urges IOC To End Boxing Freeze For Olympic Games Santa Cruz Sad For Mares; Would Quit For Family If It Were Him Spence: If I Beat Garcia The Way I Plan, I'll Be The Guy in The Sport Jose Ramirez Shoots Down Trash Talk From Regis Prograis Photos: Shohjahon Ergashev vs. Mykal Fox - ShoBox Weights Photos: Rob Brant, Khasan Baysangurov - Ready For Title Battle Photos: Omar Figueroa, John Molina - Face To Face, Final Presser Photos: Leo Santa Cruz, Rafael Rivera - Face To Face, Final Presser Miller Co-Promoter: Joshua is Not The Same Since Klitschko Fight Abel Ramos vs. Francisco Santana Added To Porter-Ugas Card

Latest Active Forum Threads