David Lemieux-Hassan N’Dam officially announced for June 20
The June 20 fight for the vacant IBF middleweight title between Quebec power puncher David Lemieux and former beltholder Hassan N’Dam was formally announced by Golden Boy Promotions and Eye of the Tiger Management on Thursday. The bout will take place at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Canada and will be broadcast live on Canadian Pay-Per-View.
“David Lemieux vs. Hassan N’Dam will be an action packed fight the fans in Montreal will be excited to see on June 20, as David faces off against the dangerous N’Dam for the coveted vacant IBF Middleweight Title,” said Oscar De La Hoya, President and Founder of Golden Boy Promotions. “Hassan and David are both elite fighters in the middleweight division, both former and current title holders with fighting styles that will keep fans on the edge of their seats. This is just the kind of fight boxing needs to have; the fans want action in the ring and both David and Hassan are sure to deliver that.”
Lemieux (33-2, 31 KOs) first captured the attention of the boxing world during his impressive win against Gabriel “The King” Rosado in Brooklyn, New York December 2014. When the IBF Middleweight title became vacant, the confrontation between the Lemieux, who is currently ranked fourth in the world by the IBF, and number one contender N’Dam became eminent. This will be Lemieux’s first fight with Golden Boy Promotions since signing an exclusive promotional contract with the company in January 2015.
“It was really important for my team and I to bring this fight here to Quebec,” said David Lemieux. “The fans here have supported me from the beginning of my career and for that I am extremely grateful. I want to live this significant moment of my career with Quebecers and will do all that I can for them to be proud of me. I am ready to offer the very best of myself. Those close to me and my fans will see all the blood they want!”
“I’m thrilled to be fighting for the middleweight championship,” said N’Dam (31-1,18 KOs). “I’ve very thankful to King Sports for making this happen and I look forward to fighting in Montreal and leaving with the title.”