Stevenson-Alvarez Eyed For 12/16 - Unless Lemieux Fights on Date

By Luke Furman

Promoter Yvon Michel would love to stage the mandatory fight between WBC light heavyweight champion Adonis Stevenson and challenger Eleider Alvarez at the Montreal Olympic Stadium.

As of Thursday, Michel said his dream would be to stage that fight in that Montreal venue.

Although the whole thing is hypothetical, the solution of holding this boxing gala at the Olympic Stadium is still conceivable. The last boxing bout to take place at the former home of the Expos and the main theater of the 1976 Montreal Olympics, was the bout between Roberto Duran and Sugar Ray Leonard in 1980.


Initially, Showtime had suggested to GYM the date of December 16 to hold this event.

However, Eye of the Tiger Management and HBO could hold an event on the same date involving David Lemieux at La Place Bell in Quebec. Lemieux could  fight WBO middleweight champion Billy Joe Saunders, but nothing is confirmed yet.

There is also the issue of trainer Marc Ramsay, who works with both Lemieux and Alvarez. Michel, who promotes Alvarez and Stevenson, does not want to place the veteran trainer in a position where it would cause a conflict.

"If it is confirmed that David Lemieux is fighting on HBO on December 16, we will choose another date," said Yvon Michel to TVA Sports.

"It would not be a service to boxing fans in Quebec to go head to head with two major events and have US TV shifted to two big events in the same city (same date). It does not make sense to do that."

"We do not want to put Marc Ramsay in an untenable situation, where he would have to choose between two of his best boxers (Alvarez and Lemieux). Besides, Marc has always been loyal, always faithful. I would not force him to choose, and then it has an impact on his relationship with either fighter."

The main choice of GYM would be to hold Stevenson-Alvarez at the Center Vidéotron de Québec.

Luke Furman covers boxing for

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by My Low Place on 10-14-2017

[QUOTE=GMAN SUPREME;18134328]lol lemieux is way more popular and relevant than aquacknis chickenson hahahahaha :headbang::headbang::headbang:[/QUOTE] where's lemuiex fighter of the year award? when has lemuex reigned as a champ for nearly 4 years? u're type ruins boxing u dumb mf

Comment by My Low Place on 10-14-2017

[QUOTE=robbyheartbaby;18134248]If Lemieux was to beat Saunders you would have to give him credit for that though right? Lemieux ain't that bad dude he was a world champ.[/QUOTE] world champ?? the only world champ is the lineal champ...he was never that..he…

Comment by GMAN SUPREME on 10-14-2017

[QUOTE=My Low Place;18131591]now it's happening and david fuggin lemusty is standing in the fuggin way...i just wanna slap his silly haircut off his head[/QUOTE]lol lemieux is way more popular and relevant than aquacknis chickenson hahahahaha :headbang::headbang::headbang:

Comment by GMAN SUPREME on 10-14-2017

lol lemieux is way more popular and relevant than aquacknis chickenson hahahahaha

Comment by robbyheartbaby on 10-14-2017

[QUOTE=My Low Place;18131585]HIGHLY! if there is one boxer i could straight up do withou it is david fuggin lemuiex..and hbo is only pushing this crap bc that hype job ggg cherrypicked him and their kissing golden boy's arse[/QUOTE] If Lemieux…

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (37)
Top Headlines Stephen Simmons Contemplating Retirement After Askin Loss Frampton vs. Donaire - WBO Interim-Title Now at Stake Willie Limond Inks With MTK Ahead of His Comeback Joshua Explains Why Parker is Tougher Fight Than Wilder Golovkin: If Canelo Rematch Falls Out - I Want Billy Joe Saunders! Otto Wallin vs. Adrian Granat: Robin Safar Added To The Card Hearn: Whyte vs. Browne Winner Will 100% Get a Title Shot Joshua: I'm Not Overlooking Parker, Not the One Talking Wilder Golovkin Promoter: GGG Wants Canelo, NOT Looking For Way Out! Pacquiao Camp Standing Firm That Top Rank Contract Expired Joshua Interested in UFC Deal, But Says He's 'Riding With' Hearn Photos: Ryan Garcia, Fernando Vargas - Ready For Battle WBC Prez is Shocked: This is Not The Golovkin That We Know Bob Arum: We're Not Ready To Give Up on Felix Verdejo Ryan Martin vs. Luis Eduardo Florez Tops Hollywood Fight Nights Joshua Warns Wilder: Be Realistic or We'll Freeze You Out Hughie Fury Prepares For Sexton With Bolton Wanderers Top Rank on Making Deal With Golden Boy For Loma-Linares Kautondokwa Still Unbeaten, Knocks Godoy Out in Five Parker's Trainer: Despite Taunts, Joshua 'Has Pretty Good Chin' Linares: On May 12 - Lomachenko Will Bow Down To King Jorge! Golovkin Wants Answers: What Did Canelo Inject in His Belly? Tyrone McKenna vs. Anthony Upton on Frampton-Donaire Card Photos: Anthony Joshua in Top Form, Grinds For Parker Clash Lomachenko vs. Jorge Linares - Ticket Information Whyte: Browne 'Just a Clubber;' He Hasn't Fought Anyone Like Me Ryan Garcia: I Want Gervonta Davis, I Want To Fight Him! Hearn Sides With Joshua's Position: No Face To Face With Wilder Browne: 'Idiot' Whyte Famous Only for Getting KO'd by Joshua Naoya Inoue's Power Has Improved at 118, Says Sparring Partner Hearn: Anthony Joshua is Very Interested in Rematch With Whyte Frank Bruno Issues Joseph Parker Warning To Anthony Joshua Golden Boy Prez on Golovkin: Sounds Like Fear, Making Excuses Liam Smith: There is No Way Ali Beats Even a 75% Version of Cotto Willy Vlautin and His Love For The Sport of Boxing WBC Prez is Waiting For Mikey Garcia To Make His Decision Golden Boy Prez Reacts: It Sounds Like Golovkin Wants Out! Golovkin: Those Responsible For Draw Are Terrorists, Need Jail! Golovkin: Canelo is Cheating, Using Drugs - De La Hoya is Dirty Yuriorkis Gamboa, Golden Boy Promotions Part Ways

Latest Active Forum Threads