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Lemieux Dropped Twice, Decks Bursak, Wins Split Decision

Bell Centre, Montreal, Canada - Former IBF middleweight champion David Lemieux (41-4, 34 KOs) made his official debut in the super middleweight division - but it nearly ended in disaster.

Lemieux won a razor-close ten round split decision over Max Bursak (35-6-2, 16 KOs).

The fight started with a bang as Bursak dropped Lemieux. Lemieux would rock Bursak in the third. But Burask would repeat his success by dropping Lemieux in the fifth, and then the Canadian puncher returned the favor when he dropped Bursak in round six. Both boxers had their moments as the contest played out.

The scores saw Lemieux get the nod with scores of 94-93, 94-93, and the third judge had Bursak ahead 94-93 on his card.

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On the undercard, two faded former heavyweight champions were put away by rising contenders.

Heavyweight prospect Arslanbek Makhmudov (10-0, 10 KOs) put away former WBC world champion Samuel Peter (38-9, 31 KOs), 39-years-old, in the very first round. Makhmudov dropped with a big right hook and then pounded him for the finish.

Heavyweight contender Simon Kean (18-1, 17 KOs) was up on the cards when he took out former WBO heavyweight champion Sergei Liakhovich (27-8, 17 KOs), 43-years-old, in the tenth round to capture the vacant WBC international silver title. Kean unloaded with punches in the final round to force the stoppage.

Luke Furman covers boxing for bokser.org.

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by j0zef on 12-09-2019

[QUOTE=Superbee;20240687]Let's give the guy a chance... Long inactivity, new weight class... That looked bad at times but he won... What worries me more is Estephan saying after the fight that they would have to sit down and think about what's…

Comment by Boxing_1013 on 12-09-2019

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Comment by Shadoww702 on 12-09-2019

[QUOTE=Boxing_1013;20241636]I'm one...what are you gonna do about it[/QUOTE] Show up at the fights and you’ll see and yeah I can tell your a Fraud fan. Where your I love lil G skirt with the arrow pointing down. Tough guy show…

Comment by Boxing_1013 on 12-08-2019

[QUOTE=Shadoww702;20240331]GGG fans are the Kardashions of Boxing. Fkn Bruce Jenner with no dic is more of a man than lil g spots. Fkn POShts said Saunders would smoke Canelo and Smith would retire him. Guess what??? The lil Lance Armstrong’s…

Comment by robbyheartbaby on 12-08-2019

Lemieux has no place at 168, the guy is 177cm and a stocky come forward fighter, he should get disciplined and go back to 160 where he won the world title.

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