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Lemieux: I'll Prove That I'm a Real Middleweight Threat!

By Mike Coppinger

David Lemieux (32-2, 30KOs) was once a rising star.

That was before the Canadian puncher was exposed for what he is: a one-dimensional fighter.

In 2011, Lemieux was stopped by Marco Antonio Rubio, then lost a majority decision in his next bout to Joachim Alcine.

Lemieux has feasted on pedestrian competition since, but now steps up to an HBO main event bout against Gabe Rosado (21-8, 13KOs). It figures to be an all-action brawl, and with limited potential opponents for Gennady Golovkin, the winner will be in a great spot.

"I want to take this opportunity to prove that I represent a real threat to the middleweight division," Lemieux said on a Monday conference call. "... I'm very excited to give the fans what they want to see and give them something new they haven't seen."

The fight headlines an Boxing After Dark  tripleheader from Brooklyn's Barclays Center on Dec. 6.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by bigjavi973 on 11-25-2014

[QUOTE=deanrw;15131410]Sure did. He was a 22 year old green kid who was getting beat up badly until his corner saved him. He was given the Gary Russell Jr route of opponents who all fell over for him. Then got in…

Comment by bigjavi973 on 11-25-2014

Can't wait till rosado beats this dude to a pulp:boxing:

Comment by deanrw on 11-25-2014

[QUOTE=Dean_Razorback;15131387]i deeply hate triangle theories but..... didn't this guy got KO'd by the guy who quit vs the middleweight King?[/QUOTE] Sure did. He was a 22 year old green kid who was getting beat up badly until his corner saved…

Comment by Dean_Razorback on 11-25-2014

i deeply hate triangle theories but..... didn't this guy got KO'd by the guy who quit vs the middleweight King?

Comment by Tuavale on 11-25-2014

[QUOTE=royjonesjrKTFO;15130630]That beard reminds me of an ISIS Fighter.[/QUOTE] Yeah, what's up with that? Someone get that man a makeover.

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