Advertisement: IBO Boxing
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com
Advertisement

Manager: Lemieux Will Not Fight Canelo Alvarez On The Cheap

For the last few years, former IBF middleweight champion David Lemieux has been chasing for a fight with Mexican superstar Canelo Alvarez.

Several times, that goal was derailed for one reason or another.

Canelo, who holds versions of world titles in two weight classes, is targeting a return date in September.

canelo-alvarez (3)_30

Canelo was scheduled to fight in May, potentially with WBO super middleweight champion Billy Joe Saunders, but the event was canceled due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

He last fought in November, when he jumped up by two weight divisions, to the light heavyweight limit of 175-pounds, to score a knockout of Sergey Kovalev for the WBO world title. The belt was later vacated.

Canelo now plans to fight in the fall, at the super middleweight limit of 168-pounds.

It's well known, that due to the current COVID-19 restrictions, Canelo's handlers are not looking to break the bank in terms of the purse for the opponent. There won't be any audience-based revenue, as Canelo's fight is going to take place behind closed doors.

Lemieux's manager, Camille Estephan of Eye of the Tiger Management (EOTM), would like to get his boxer that high profile shot - but they are not going to do that fight for short money.

"David is indeed in the discussions [for Canelo's next fight]. I spoke with Eric Gomez [Golden Boy Promotions President] Thursday on this subject," Estephan said to The Montreal Journal.

“We are still at the embryonic stage in this file. It will depend on the offers made to us. One thing is certain, it is that David will not fight on the cheap. ”

Lemieux has not fought since December 7, when he recovered from two knockdowns to defeat Max Bursak in a 10-round war. Subsequently, spasms in his back prevented him from fighting in the early months of 2020 in Rimouski.

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by Sid-Knee on 07-07-2020

[QUOTE=Mexican Bidness;20645182]What do you mean $27 million? How much did Jacobs make? Smith wouldn’t get as much as Jacobs, but for the Ring belt and WBA Super the $10mil makes sense. BJS is garbage at 168. They would also go…

Comment by R-Hand Southpaw on 07-07-2020

[QUOTE=Mexican Bidness;20644803]I agree. I don’t think Lemieux is “scared.” But it’s a waste of time bringing up Lemieux because he gets pull in Canadian attendance and an American PPV on his belt. Those merits allow for hard negotiations and at…

Comment by Baba K on 07-06-2020

These dudes are straight crazy...fight Canelo, get paid then BEAT his @ss!! A fighter's mentality is "just let me in the door then I'll TAKE the money and fame for MYSELF". This cat just showing a lack of confidence...no hunger...just…

Comment by Brassangel on 07-06-2020

[QUOTE=ShoulderRoll;20645296]There's a pandemic going on and fights have to be held without audiences. Canelo opponents have to accept that there is less money to go around. If they keep pricing themselves out then Canelo can't be blamed if he chooses…

Comment by Curt Henning on 07-06-2020

[QUOTE=ShaneMosleySr;20645329]Saunders did take the improved offer. Saunders accepted less than what Jacobs got to fight Canelo. Smith is game to take the offer GBP gave to Saunders but won’t give to Smith. Szeremeta is better than Dirrell, who Canelo will…

ADD COMMENT VIEW COMMENTS (29)
Advertisement
Top Headlines
Lomachenko Undergoes Right Shoulder Surgery, Had Shot Before Lopez Fight To Alleviate Pain Leo Santa Cruz Grinds Hard For Gervonta Davis Clash Gassiev Focused on Heavyweight Debut, Will Keep Eye on Usyk-Chisora Chisora: Lomachenko Feeds Off The Crowd - Me And Usyk Do Too Lipinets: I'm Prepared To Make a Statement Against Clayton! Mark Heffron-Denzel Bentley Rematch on November 13, BT Sport Marshall vs. Rankin Title Fight Lands on Usyk-Chisora Undercard Lopez-Lomachenko Fight Peaked At 2,898,000 Viewers; Averaged 2,729,000 Million Patrice Volny vs. Patrick Wojcicki - IBF Middleweight Eliminator on Nov. 14 Gervonta Davis, Leo Santa Cruz Open To Staying At 130, Moving Up To 135 Eddie Hearn: Deontay Wilder Has Vanished From Earth; Maybe He Wants To Retire Teofimo Lopez: I'll Take Haney Fight Just To Shut Him Up, Destroy His Career Donaire, After Oubaali Fight, Wants 115 Title Shot & Would Love Chocolatito Fight Andreev vs. Abdullaev, Romanov vs. Liakhovich on Nov. 7 in Ekaterinburg Coldwell Pumped That Amy Timlin Landed Slot on Usyk-Chisora Bradley: Teofimo Lopez Beat The Top Guy at 135 - Time To Go To 140! Joshua is Eager To Hear Wilder Break Silence on Fury Trilogy Situation Luke Boyd Making Moves To Further His World Title Mission Loma-Lopez Mea Culpa: Making Sense of a Pick Gone Bad Bradley: Teofimo Lopez Kind of Reminds Me of a Young Roy Jones Michael Conlan Has No Issue Facing Isaac Dogboe on December 5 Teofimo Lopez Sr: Judge Who Had It 119-109 For My Son Had The Best Score Belmar Preciado vs. Rodolfo Hernandez Tops Telemundo Season Finale In Kissimmee Trainer: I Knew Lopez's Talent After Watching Him Spar Rigondeaux Danny Roman Wants Luis Nery as Next Opponent Cuadras Produces Follow-Up Negative COVID-Test; Rematch With Estrada Remains Intact Julio Cesar Martinez vs. Moises Calleros Now Set For Mexico City Card Murat Gassiev Gets New Opponent, Sefer Seferi Out With COVID-19 Edgar Berlanga's KO Streak Has Caught Attention of Mike Tyson Pedraza Shakes Head at Scores, Felt Lomachenko Beat Lopez Kambosos vs. Selby: Both Eager To Secure Lopez Mandatory Shot Ritson-Vazquez: Judge O'Connor To Appear Before British Boxing Board Sor Rungvisai: Whoever Wins Between Estrada And Cuadras, I WIsh To Meet In My Next Fight Bob Arum: Lopez Won The Fight - But Those Scores Were Ridiculous! Lopez: I Can Make 135 Again; I'll Be Fully Hydrated, Better, Faster, Stronger At 140 Moruti Mthalane Faces Jayson Mama on Dec. 20, First Hometown Fight BoxingScene.com's Championship Stats, Records Update: October 2020 Demsey McKean Wants Consideration To Face Tyson Fury in December Teofimo Lopez Shocked The World, But Not Himself or His Team Spence: I Want Pacquiao Next, But He's Earned Right To Pick McGregor
Advertisement
Advertisement
Latest Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement