Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

De La Hoya: It's Make or Break For Lemieux, He Needs This Win

Golden Boy Promotions CEO Oscar De La Hoya warns that former IBF middleweight world champion David Lemieux (39-4, 33 KOs) can not afford another defeat, when he faces Ireland's Gary “Spike” O’Sullivan (28-2, 20 KOs).

The contest will take place on September 15, at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The card will be headlined by the middleweight rematch between Canelo Alvarez and WBC, IBO, WBA world champion Gennady Golovkin. HBO Pay-Per-View will carry both contests.

david-lemieux (7)_5

De La Hoya's company promotes both Lemieux and O'Sullivan.

Lemieux, who has superstar status in his country of Canada, has lost two of his last seven. He was dominated over twelve rounds last December, by WBO world champion Billy Joe Saunders.

And when he came back to the ring in May of this year, he wasn't overly impressive in winning a twelve round unanimous decision over Karim Achour - and Lemieux struggled with his weight and was unable to make the middleweight limit - as he was two pounds above the weight class.

A loss to O'Sullivan could very well finish Lemieux's run as a top-tier fighter - which is why De La Hoya cautions that another loss would be catastrophic for the Canadian's career.

“Lemieux-O’Sullivan is a great fight, a lot of action, but it’s a very important fight for David Lemieux,” De La Hoya told Yahoo Sports. “It’s kind of make-or-break for him. He needs this one.”

Lemieux has no problem with De La Hoya's comments, because he realizes that Golden Boy wants to match him against the bigger names of the weight class - and suffering another loss would severely set him back.

“They expect a lot from me and it’s all good,” Lemieux said. “I know what I’m worth and I know what I’ll bring to the table on Sept. 15. It’s going to be a beautiful victory. I’m in great shape. I’m coming down for business. I’m coming down for big names. The first big name is going to be Gary O’Sullivan, and then we’re going to head up to some who are the real deal.”

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by LADIV on 08-24-2018

[QUOTE=anonymous2.0;19046464]"Make or Break" Pretty sure Oscar said the same thing about Mattyhsse, and Lucas ended up retiring. It's the Oscar Curse I tell ya, O'Sullivan win by brutal KO.[/QUOTE] Pretty sure make or brake is the same thing as retiring....it…

Comment by anonymous2.0 on 08-24-2018

"Make or Break" Pretty sure Oscar said the same thing about Mattyhsse, and Lucas ended up retiring. It's the Oscar Curse I tell ya, O'Sullivan win by brutal KO.

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (2)
Top Headlines Adonis Stevenson vs. Oleksandr Gvozdyk Card Coming Together Pacquiao Says No Tune-Up Needed, Mayweather May Have One Miguel Roman: Miguel Berchelt Will Not Withstand My Pace Yuriorkis Gamboa, Juan Manuel Lopez Doubleheader on 11/10 Sergio Martinez Discusses Unbeaten Prospect Jon Fernandez Photos: Luke Campbell, Yvan Mendy, Okolie, Askin - Workouts Photos: David Price, Sergey Kuzmin - Open Workouts Photos: Anthony Joshua, Alexander Povetkin - Putting in Work Fury on Wilder: Klitschko Hit Really Hard Too, It Didn't Affect Me! Arum Amused: I'd Be Conflicted If De La Hoya Ran Against Trump Froch: Joshua Needs to Entertain, Show Fighting Spirit Again Joshua-Povetkin: A Look at Heavyweight Olympic Champions UK News: McCullagh-Kennedy, Edwards-Farrag, Gallagher-Byrne Savannah Marshall Added To Fury vs. Pulev Card Amir Khan: Did You See The Size of Canelo When He Fought Me?! Gallagher Expects Smith To Peak, Shine Against George Groves Chocolatito's Options To Be Evaluated, Yafai Not Ruled Out Lemieux: Golovkin is Not The Same, Rematch Would Be Different Arum: Lomachenko Wants Mikey Garcia Fight Right After Pedraza Frank Warren: I Had Golovkin Beating Canelo By Three Rounds Anthony Joshua Won't Chase a KO: I've Got To Be Clever Now Kevin Johnson Feels Experience Edge May Down Daniel Dubois Hearn: I'm Quite Worried, Povetkin is Tough Fight For Joshua David Benavidez Makes No Excuses, Apologizes For Failed Test Golovkin's Coach: Canelo Vindicated Himself For Positive Tests Energy Execs Glove Up To Knock Out Child Sexual Abuse Frank Warren: Frampton-Warrington is Not Two Recycled Guys DAZN, The New Kid On The Block, Ready For Boxing Kickoff Canelo's Possible Return: December 15 Reserved at MSG, MGM Nacho: Canelo Did Great, But I Think Golovkin Won WBC Prez: Canelo Deserved The Win in Golovkin Rematch David Benavidez Comes Up Positive For Cocaine in VADA Test Wilder vs. Fury Promotional Tour is Ready, Reveals Frank Warren Pacquiao: Me and Mayweather Have Unfinished Business! Encarnacion, Michael Rivera, Starling Castillo Ink With Sampson Photos: Jacobs, Andrade, Haney Training Hard at SNAC Facility Roman Gonzalez Returns Home, Open To Fighting Again in 2018 British Title News: Welborn vs. Heffron, Iqbal-Camacho, More Cem Kilic vs. DeAndre Ware Will Open ShoBox Card on Sept. 28 Michael Dutchover Learning On The Job From Danny Roman
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement