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Lemieux vs. O'Sullivan on The Canelo-Golovkin Card?

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.

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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

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by SceneBoxer on 07-11-2018

Billy JS might give some important pointers to his friend, Spike... David in trouble...

Comment by Mammoth on 07-11-2018

[QUOTE=Superbee;18930647]Still in the talks... :boxing: ... O’Sullivan fight is planned on the Canelo - GGG card as per ESPN... Opponent unknown ... [url]http://www.espn.com/espn/now?nowId=1-24057976[/url] Let’s go @spike_osullivan you wanted to fight me,I’m here. Don’t chicken out…

Comment by Superbee on 07-11-2018

Still in the talks... :boxing: ... O’Sullivan fight is planned on the Canelo - GGG card as per ESPN... Opponent unknown ... [url]http://www.espn.com/espn/now?nowId=1-24057976[/url] Let’s go @spike_osullivan you wanted to fight me,I’m here. Don’t chicken out…

Comment by iNixus on 02-24-2018

Lemieux need surgery to his shoulder fight might be canceled

Comment by ThomasJK on 02-24-2018

If O’Sullivan can establish a consistant jab and move game plan, and not fall into the “just go for it” brawler mentality, I think he can give Lemeiux plenty of problems. We saw how Lemieux reacted with both GGG and…

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