By Luke Furman
According to TVA Sports, there is some discussion of former middleweight champion David Lemieux (38-4, 33 KOs) returning to the ring with a power-punch collision Gary "Spike" O'Sullivan (27-2, 19 KOs).
Lemieux has been out of the limelight since suffering a one-sided twelve round decision loss last December at the hands of WBO world champion Billy Joe Saunders. The card took place in Lemieux's backyard of Laval, Quebec.
O'Sullivan was a part of that event and scored a knockout victory over Antoine Douglas. Both contests were televised by HBO.
Lemieux claimed to have suffered a shoulder injury during the loss to Saunders, and is already back in the gym.
There is some discussion that he has the option of taking that fight on May 5th, as part of the HBO Pay-Per-View undercard to the Canelo Alvarez vs. Gennady Golovkin rematch. The event location has been officially announced as the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas,
Lemieux has already appeared twice on Canelo's Cinco De Mayo pay-per-view cards, and both appearances took place at T-Mobile. In 2016 he stopped Glen Tapia on the undercard of Canelo vs. Amir Khan, and in 2017 he won a decision over Marcos Reyes on the undercard of Canelo vs. Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.
"We'll see how the shoulder reacts," said the boxer on Friday at TVA Sports.
"We are on the map, hopefully, if my shoulder is fine, we will be on the map. There are a lot of things to restructure. Injuries and everything. We took a step back and looked at where we are. And it's certain that there are things to change."
O'Sullivan was actually in the running to fight Daniel Jacobs in April, but their negotiations fall apart. Jacobs' promoter, Eddie Hearn, had stated in several interviews that Golden Boy Promotions - who handle both Lemieux and O'Sullivan - were unwilling to do that fight with Jacobs because they wanted to match O'Sullivan against Lemieux.
Luke Furman covers boxing for bokser.org