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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 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…

Comment by Graz on 02-24-2018

[QUOTE=IlikeBikeTython;18513887]lemieux can’t hang with slick fighters but if you think O’sullivan Is slick you should watch more of his fights. He is made to order for Lemieux. I see a good smashup tearup brawl with Lemieux stopping him. I see…

Comment by Tonsetzer on 02-24-2018

Sullivan is a good fighter, but he is top20 at best while Lemieux is somwhere between 5-10. Lemieux hits harder and is quicker with his hands. And Sullivan has no tools like Saunders to make Lemieux miss. Also Lemieux can…

Comment by Mammoth on 02-24-2018

[QUOTE=yoshik;18513937]Mental midget...there's never been a bum in boxing. I know your balls are way to small and you watch too many Rocky movies to get that. Shag your low quality comments off of this site. Take them to Boxing24[/QUOTE] It's…

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