Advertisement: IBO Boxing

Lemieux Hopes To Return in December, Fight Canelo in 2019

By Steve Kim

Coming off his first round destruction of Gary 'Spike' O'Sullivan on September 15th, former IBF middleweight titlist David Lemieux was hoping that he would be facing unified middleweight champion, Saul "Canelo" Alvarez, who last week decided to face WBA 'regular' super middleweight belt-holder Rocky Fielding on December 15th at the Madison Square Garden in New York.

So what now for Lemieux?

Camille Estephan of Eye of the Tiger Promotions (which co-promotes Lemieux with Golden Boy Promotions) told - "We want to keep David busy, keep him fighting and become unavoidable for Canelo. We're hoping to fight in December, he's in camp now, he's getting ready. The fight (with O'Sullivan) was a quick fight, he had a big camp for it and we hope to be fighting in December."


As for the possibility of being on Alvarez's undercard:

''We'll see, it depends on what's out there for us," answered Estephan. "We're going to look at the options with the guys, Eric (Gomez) and Oscar (De La Hoya) and decide."

Many had assumed that Lemieux would face the Mexican star next given that he's a well-known challenger and under the same promotional banner but for some reason he was bypassed.

"I guess it's a combination of two things," Estephan surmised, "you have a world title that became available to him so that could become historical to say he became a world champion in three divisions. But I think David Lemieux is a very, very dangerous undertaking for any fighter. When David is healthy and at his best he's going to drop anybody and we want that fight.

"We want to do it in 2019."

Steve Kim is the news editor for

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by Truth Serum on 10-16-2018

[QUOTE=TonyGe;19196838]I'm convinced he punches harder than Golovkin. Lemieux can hurt him with one punch. Can he land it?? Probably not..[/QUOTE] Like that time he landed that one punch on GGG! That was sick bro! If GGG can wobble Canelo, Lemmy…

Comment by Truth Serum on 10-16-2018

[QUOTE=JohnCastellanos;19195566]I think Canelo is just gonna give him some STFUmoney... This fight does nothing for Canelos legacy, why fight gggs left overs when he’s got much bigger fish to fry?[/QUOTE] Canelo need to focus on that ATG Rocky stud before…

Comment by P4Pdunny on 10-16-2018

Canelo doesnt need this fight

Comment by Jab jab boom on 10-15-2018

[QUOTE=pillowfists98;19196823]Yeah they had him face GGG twice in a row. Easy Work!![/QUOTE] yeah they waited almost 2 yrs after fighting cotto, fought 3 scrubs, fought ggg in Sept of 2017,got popped for peds and fought ggg in Sept of 2018.…

Comment by TonyGe on 10-15-2018

[QUOTE=Shadoww702;19196871]Not just land but land flush and Canelo not see it.[/QUOTE] Yeah that's the thing for sure. Lemieux's punches are compact and quick so there is a chance. Personally I'd like to see the fight.

Top Headlines
Tyson Fury Adds Stitch Duran To The Team De La Hoya: Canelo Can Pick and Choose Who He Wants To Fight Naoya Inoue's Top Rank Debut Versus Casimero; Likely 4/25 In Vegas Redkach, Jarrett Hurd, Fulton, Khegai, Santana - Workouts Arum Wants Crawford-McGregor In Octagon & Boxing Ring DAZN Weights From Costa Mesa: Quigley 164.4, Marin 162.2 Danny Garcia in Top Form For Redkach Clash Daniel Roman Wants Rey Vargas or Emanuel Navarette Next Williams-Rosario FOX Broadcast Peaked At 1,565,000 Viewers Prasovic vs. Puhalo Cruiserweight Title Eliminator Ordered By WBO Falcao vs. Yilixiati Set Down as Co-Feature To Ramirez-Postol Fury's Promoter Rubbishes Joshua's Claim of Talks With Wilder Hooker: I'd Shock Prograis; Make It Easier Than People Think Garcia-Redkach: Showtime To Live Stream Undercard Fights De La Hoya: Charlo's Handlers Turned Down 'Very Lucrative Offer' For Canelo Fight Briedis, Dorticos - Face To Face at Latvia Presser Mattice-Gonzalez Tops ShoBox Quadrupleheader, February 14 Perrella: Come February 15 I'm Coming To Dominate, Hashtag AdiosRamos Rosario's Promoter: Rosario-Jermell Charlo Is A 50-50 Fight De La Hoya: Mayweather-McGregor Rematch Would Be Same Story Otto Wallin Gives Wilder-Fury Prediction, Talks Career, Options Barthelemy-Puello 3/28 in Las Vegas For Interim-WBA Title on Showtime Euro News: Matteo Signani, James Kraft, Abass Barou, More Parker's Coach Does Not Expect Oleksandr Usyk Clash To Happen Claressa Shields: I'd School Braekhus, She Will Lose To Taylor! Wilfredo Mendez vs. Pedro Villegas Title Clash Set For February 8 Danny Garcia Vows To Bring A-Game, Make No Mistakes With Redkach Canelo Could Headline Overseas Event in 2020, Says De La Hoya De La Hoya: Shields vs. Jimenez Would Be an Incredible Fight Klitschko's Trainer: Wilder Did Not Get Knocked Out, He Did Get Dropped De La Hoya: Saunders Is Not The Frontrunner For Canelo Fight Maureen Shea Stops Martina Horgasz in Six in Hallandale, Florida Oubaali-Donaire Purse Bid Hearing Postponed, WBC Grants One-Week Extension Anthony Joshua Eager To Face Usyk, Says Fury is a 'Bit of a Waffler' Jake Paul: This is Not a One-Off, I Want To Keep Fighting Rau'shee Warren, Caleb Truax Return on Plant-Feigenbutz Card De La Hoya: I Think 168 Would Be A Nice Move For Canelo Joshua-Pulev: IBF Grants Extension As They Continue To Negotiate Deal News: Cletus Seldin, Raynel Mederos, Trinidad Vargas, More Dorticos Confident That He Will Put Briedis To Sleep
Latest Forum Threads