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Photos: Lemieux vs. Stevens, Gamboa vs. Alvarado - Weigh-In

By Keith Idec, photos by Tom Hogan/Hoganphotos.

David Lemieux got on the scale Friday afternoon at his lowest weight in nearly six years for his fight Saturday night against Curtis Stevens.

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Montreal’s Lemieux weighed in at 159 pounds, one below the middleweight limit for their 12-round fight in Verona, New York. The 28-year-old Lemieux, who has had difficulty making the middleweight limit, hasn’t weighed in that low since he was 159 pounds for his seventh-round technical knockout loss to Mexico’s Marco Antonio Rubio in April 2011.

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Stevens, who turned 32 on Friday, weighed in at 158¼ pounds, slightly more than he weighed for his last fight. Brooklyn’s Stevens weighed 157½ pounds for his 10-round, unanimous-decision defeat of James De La Rosa on November 19 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

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The bout between Lemieux (36-3, 32 KOs) and Stevens (29-5, 21 KOs) will headline HBO’s “Boxing After Dark” doubleheader from Turning Stone Resort Casino. Lemieux, a former IBF middleweight title-holder, is a 4-1 favorite in an encounter that’ll match middleweight contenders who’ve each been stopped by Kazakh knockout artist Gennady Golovkin (36-0, 33 KOs).

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HBO’s telecast, set to start at 11 p.m. ET, will open with a 10-rounder that’ll pit Yuriorkis Gamboa (25-1, 17 KOs) against Rene Alvarado (24-7, 16 KOs).

The 35-year-old Gamboa, a 2004 Olympic gold medalist from Cuba, weighed in at 131 pounds Friday. Nicaragua’s Alvarado weighed at 130¼ pounds.

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Gamboa, a former title-holder in three divisions, hasn’t fought since December 2015. He hopes to resurrect his career after signing with Oscar De La Hoya’s Golden Boy Promotions in January.

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gamboa-alvarado (2)Keith Idec is a senior writer/columnist for BoxingScene.com. He can be reached on Twitter @Idecboxing.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Reloaded on 03-11-2017

Lemieux looks weak no muscle tone, looks like he could make a ripped 154 if he trained properly .

Comment by DramaShow on 03-11-2017

some really good fighters on this card

Comment by niceyboo3 on 03-11-2017

[QUOTE=kingstip9;17492516]Wow didn't realise gamboa was fighting[/QUOTE] I'm glad to see him back :boxing:

Comment by mathed on 03-11-2017

[QUOTE=Redd Foxx;17491943]Curtis still rockin the homeless beard, Gamboa still got the fake jawline goatee, and Lemieux still can't get toned to save his life. Looks like everything's on-point! Should be a good night of fights. Real curious to see how…

Comment by skinnystev on 03-11-2017

popkins has a lot of nerve showing his lying face "i was pushed"

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