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David Lemieux ices Curtis Stevens with one punch in Round 3

Photo by: Tom Hogan/ HoganPhotos/Golden Boy Promotions
11
Mar

Former middleweight beltholder David Lemieux jump started his career with a brutal, chilling one-punch knockout of dangerous veteran and fellow power-hitter Curtis Stevens in the third-round of their anticipated crossroads match on Saturday in Verona, New York.

Stevens (29-6, 21 knockouts), a 32-year-old former title challenger from Brooklyn, was carried out of the ring on a stretcher for precautionary reasons after having been laid out flat on his back on the ring apron for several tense minutes after the HBO-televised main event abruptly ended.

Prior to scoring the early KO of the Year candidate, the two punchers traded their best shots. Lemieux (37-3, 33 KOs) was the busier, more aggressive fighter, outworking Stevens with combinations. However, Stevens, the faster of the two, was sharp and accurate with this counter punches and after being outworked and buzzed in Round 1, came back to have several moments in Rounds 2 and 3 before

Photo by Tom Hogan-HoganPhotos / Golden Boy Promotions

Lemieux lowered the boom — a short left hook — after backing Stevens to the ropes with a power salvo.

Lemieux landed 67 of 120 power punches, according to CompuBox stats, but the only one that mattered was the final shot of the fight. Stevens, who landed 32 or 82 power punches thrown, was out cold on his way to the canvas.

“I told you before I did it,” Lemieux said to HBO’s Max Kellerman during the post-fight interview. “I told you what I was going to do. I hope he’s healthy and everything is OK.

“Stevens is a solid fighter, so we prepared well for him. He’s a strong guy, physically strong, but nothing impressive, nothing that slowed me down. I was in great shape, I had a great camp, we have big plans ahead.”

Those plans include getting his hands on another major title. The 28-year-old Montreal star briefly held the IBF belt but lost it via eighth-round TKO to Gennady Golovkin in October 2015.

“You tell me if I should be back in the picture,” Lemieux told Kellerman when the commentator asked him if was back in the 160-pound mix. “The fans want to see me again because I give my all in every fight. I want to go for whoever has a title.

“There’s (WBO beltholder Billy Joe) Saunders, (RING/lineal champ) Canelo (Alvarez), for sure, there’s the kingpin, Golovkin, who I would love to defeat.”

  • Mitchell Nelms

    God damn, that was a scary moment. The momentum Lem carried into that left hook was impressive. I hope Stevens is ok, that shot was brutal. Looks like we’ll get a Canelo/Lemieux bout in September.

    Also, that’s a testament to Golovkin’s chin. Lem may not have landed a shot as brutal as that, but he landed a few powerful shots against Golovkin without stunning the man.

    • Floridastorm

      And, Stevens has an iron chin. LM hit him with some vicious shots from the opening bell until the KO. Any of those shots would have taken down most of the MW’s out there. That Stevens even lasted as long as he did is a wonder. Also, these announcers are a joke. Kept saying that LM was going to punch himself out and it was only the 2nd round when they were saying it. Well, dummies, apparently have never seen a LM fight. He punches just as hard in the 12th as he does in the first and never wears down. That’s why he’s so dangerous. LM also has an iron chin.

    • booyahcah29

      Lemmy throws possibly the best left hook in the biz. So short and compact.

  • Pobreng Alindanaw

    good fight!

  • DBone

    As I’ve been saying for a long time, Lemieux beats any current MW that doesn’t have 3 G’s in their initials. This includes Canela when his “body is ready”.

    • Chris Stans

      Jokes on you then. His body’ll never be ready

      • DBone

        Lol. Ya Lemieux has to look way shittier if he wants to get Canyellow in the ring.

        • Mitchell Nelms

          Golden Boy will move Lemieuz up to heavyweight before a fight with Canelo will be made.

          • DBone

            That….or just say a fight with Lemieux is in jeopardy as long as David continues to insist on breathing oxygen. This is their M.O. Talk and excuses and finding any obscure reason to avoid a fight while trying to save face with any idiot stupid enough to believe their bullshit.

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          • Sidewinder

            Geeeeeeet ouuuuuuut!

          • TMT NYC-DA REAL GHOSTBUSTERS

            You suck cox!

          • Rick

            Eat shit and die “Shannon”.

          • bradman

            I’ll be the first to admit that while not on a Robert level, I’ve still been very critical of Canelo. Lol. I think the handling of the redhead has been a joke – there is no doubt Oscar is guiding his cash cow very carefully – but let’s be honest here…Canelo would crush Lemieux. As Floyd would say, “easy money.”

          • ceylon mooney

            itd be competitive.

            but lemmy will hit him, and we never seen alvarez against a heavy hitter like this.

            i think alvarez isna better boxer.

            charlo?

          • Giuseppe

            I think Charlo beats canelo. Lemmy too if he lands.

          • Ciscostudent561

            Same here. Charlo vs Lemieux sounds very awesome though. Charlo has the boxing skill that our Canadian doesn’t. That’s y I think Nelo beats Lemieux but not Charlo.

          • Mark Smith

            I agree mostly but I was impressed with Lemieux against Stevenson as that was a real fight and I know I am in the minority but I think David has boxing skills and lands clean crisp punches and man his body punching Saturday was unbelievable but what I really want to see is if David can go twelve hard rounds and not tire out by round six and get knocked out with a good to decent fighter because he expends some much energy initially in the beginning rounds throwing all of his punches with the hope and expectation to intimidate you and knock you out!

          • bradman

            Charlo-lemmy is a good fight. I’d like to see it!

          • Julio

            Yes. Canelo will be hit, and since Lemieux is a fast starter, its going to be interesting to see Canelo handling his business vs a bonafide MW puncher.

          • Jody Hanna

            At this point I strongly disagree with your statement. Canelo has never been in with a middleweight that hits like Lemieux, and considering they’re in the same promotional stable, it’s a fight that could easily be made, but Oscar isn’t planning on having his gravy train derailed by the French Canadian wrecking machine. I agree with D Bone, every fighter at 160 that isn’t called Golovkin will be doing all they can to avoid Lemieux, including Canelo.

          • Stephen M

            It’s an intriguing fight though. Canelo is good and Lemieux is bad…

          • bradman

            And lemmy has never faced anyone that would be coming in above the light heavyweight limit on fight night. I can’t think of a single fight where anyone had Canelo in any serious trouble. I think people are severely overestimating lemmy’s skills. Dude was knocked out by Marco Antonio Rubio but is gonna somehow run right through Canelo with ease? Lol. Last night’s fight was fun and very enjoyable but I think people are getting a little crazy here…I struggle to think of anyone that lemmy has faced and ko’d that is at canelo’s level.

          • Julio

            The thing is that most were on the fence to make a selection between these two. That’s how disregarded these guys were in the minds of most observers. The basic knowledge was that someone was getting KO. Watching David starching Stevens with ease is something that most didn’t expect.

          • bradman

            Oh sure, I get that. But, just because Lemmy starched Stevens, people are making him into the boogeyman all of a sudden who’s now the best MW in the division not named GGG. It’s silly.

          • Julio

            I hear you, but his victory still carries some relevance, and it aligns favorably in terms how well he has bounced back from the GGG loss. For what is worth, he utterly dismantled a guy that took GGG 8 rounds to subjugate. Does that means now that Lemieux is the top fighter of the division outside of GGG? No. But he can definitely parlay this into something meaningful as long as he steer clear of GGG.

          • Adam Jenkins

            I can see where you’re coming from. But he definitely made a statement that a lot of fans heard

          • bradman

            I agree with that. My hangup is the folks that are turning it into more than that. As Maxx would say, “Kudos.”

          • Adam Jenkins

            I can agree with that

          • Adam Jenkins

            I expected lemmy to take the W after all was said and done, and expected it to be a fairly contesting scrap for both fellows. What resulted was a completely different monster

          • Jody Hanna

            Did I say Lemieux would run through Canelo with ease? No I didn’t, and because he hasn’t knocked out anyone that is at Canelo’s level doesn’t mean he can’t.

          • bradman

            No, you didn’t say that and i didn’t intend to insinuate that, but it seems to be the general consensus here based on him KOing Stevens, who is a B-level fighter at best. I just think people are making more of this KO than there is to be made. Anyone can be knocked out by a B-level fighter…doesn’t mean they will be.

          • maxx

            Too be fair he is not the same fighter as he was when he lost to Alcine and Rubio, I have no doubt this version of Lemieux would starch both those guys within four rounds.Kudos

          • Adam Jenkins

            No doubt, maxx

          • JA

            You don’t think Jose Cotto had him on Queer Street for a moment?

          • bradman

            And lemmy has never faced anyone that would be coming in above the light heavyweight limit on fight night. I can’t think of a single fight where anyone had Canelo in any serious trouble. I think people are severely overestimating lemmy’s skills. Dude was knocked out by Marco Antonio Rubio but is gonna somehow run right through Canelo with ease? Lol. Last night’s fight was fun and very enjoyable but I think people are getting a little crazy here…I struggle to think of anyone that lemmy has faced and ko’d that is at canelo’s level.

          • Robert Archambault

            It doesn’t matter how hard Lemieux hits, he actually has to land the punch first. And Golovkin showed very clearly that a boxer can easily keep Lemieux at bay and control the fight. I laugh at all the accolades being thrown around for Lemmy right now when until last night he was just another bum that GGG walked over. Now he is the most dangerous man in the division. Give it a break people, he is no better now than when he fought Golovkin. It all depends on the opponent across from him. Put him in with GGG again and the fight will be shorter than the first one.

          • Julio

            I agree, but I think that Canelo will eat a fair amount of shots before he can land something meaningful on Lemieux. Then we will see if Canelo can finally prove he has the whiskers to deal with a true MW that can punch. I wonder if he could take such a bomb flush like the one rained on Stevens.

          • Robert Archambault

            It’s entirely possible. But it is also possible that Lemieux will be very apprehensive at the beginning of the fight as he was against GGG and then not be able to really get himself into it once it starts going. I would love to see Canelo in with a genuine MW at 160 to see how he handles it and to see if his power is effective against someone used to being hit by heavier fighters.
            Many people say those question will be answered in the Chavez fight but I disagree because Chavez will be drained and will not be at full strength. We will learn little in that fight.
            Last night we had the GoodBoy eliminator number 1, the next GoodBoy eliminator will be Murray – Rosado. The winners should fight for the GoodBoy honorary title.
            On May 6th, we will have the first of the GGG Duck eliminators. Maybe the winner of that one should fight the GoodBoy title holder. 🙂

          • Julio

            I see what you mean, but Lemieux is a legit 160 pounder and a former champ. And you are right, he might be a tad coy about letting his hands go. With his skill-set, his best bet is to do what he did last night. Eye your quarry and go for the kill. I personally believe that Lemieux should be the one facing Canelo in May, rather than Chavez if he really wanted to dip his toes in his new weight class. Chavez will provide a sizable opponent, but he is not a hard puncher and his skills are obviously limited. Just a big, durable guy that definitely can do some damage if his head and conditioning are right. But as you stated, he will be weight drained no matter how scientifically he cuts down those extra pounds.

          • Robert Archambault

            I totally agree in regards to Canelo. He has no intention of fighting GGG at 160. If he did, there were plenty of fights he could have taken to get accustomed to the weight. He could have fought either of Lemieux or Stevens for example, or even Murray or Rosado for that matter. But the ONLY thing that interests Canelo and Oscar is MONEY, nothing else. Offer Oscar enough cash and he will have Canelo doing donkey shows in Tijuana. Oscar is no better than a pimp and Canelo is his prize whore.

          • Julio

            Haha. Couldn’t have said it better that last part of your comment.

          • Robert Archambault

            It’s a very strange arrangement because it’s usually the whore who is wearing the black fishnets. 🙂

          • Robert Archambault

            It’s a very strange arrangement because it’s usually the whore who is wearing the black fishnets. 🙂

          • Jody Hanna

            I never said he was a bum that Golovkin walked over, it was probably Golovkin’s best win up to this point, I also said that he’d be a danger to any middleweight not called Golovkin. He is the most dangerous fighter in the division apart from Golovkin and Jacobs, maybe you should give him some credit, which actually makes the fighter you are so in love with look even better than he did hefore last night.

          • Robert Archambault

            You didn’t, but plenty of people have. IN fact most all of GGG’s opponents have been dismissed out of hand in the past. Strange thing is that now they are getting all kinds of accolades. Next up will be Murray – Rosado, another fight between defeated GGG opponents that is getting all kinds of nice things said about it.
            Maybe it is time that people start giving Golovkin a bit more credit for his resume instead of shitting on it all the time? And I mean people like Oscar and Canelo and others who dump on GGG while saying what a great matchup last night was.

          • Jody Hanna

            I always give him credit, and last night’s performance by Lemieux made him look better.

          • mitch menendez

            Yeah I kinda thought that was the vibe of the early comments on this piece, it’s gotten a bit twitchy in the last few hours though

          • mitch menendez

            Yeah I kinda thought that was the vibe of the early comments on this piece, it’s gotten a bit twitchy in the last few hours though

          • booyahcah29

            I would take your comment more seriously if you weren’t so fucking obsessed about the guy. It is creepy.

          • Robert Archambault

            How about you deal with the comment instead of the poster? If I post something that is inaccurate, prove it. If not, shut the fuck up.

          • booyahcah29

            Such a tough talker. No point in arguing. You are a coward. I’m not going deeper into it with you. You operate from a skewed position. Your facts are your opinions.

          • booyahcah29

            Ask yourself this, who was more impressive against stevens? Easy answer. What lemmy did to Stevens, no one has done. Gotta give respect.

          • Robert Archambault

            Don’t really know much about it, do you? If you did, you would know that Golovkin intended to punish Stevens for as long as possible in their fight and had no intention of stopping him. Educate yourself.

          • booyahcah29

            Cut the crap robert. Sick of your ggg obsession. Give it a rest bro.

          • Robert Archambault

            So it looks like we have another returning troll with a new name. Go FUCK YOURSELF. And it is not an obsession to state the facts of the matter. I despise those who try to degrade a fighter based on nothing.

          • booyahcah29

            Where did I degrade ggg? Don’t talk shit please. I cannot kick your head in with my texts, so don’t be all tough. The facts are what you make up. Just blow the guy already. NUT bags like you make it impossible to be critical abut a fighter. It’s not like I said lemmy would win a rematch, but he would do better imo.

          • Robert Archambault

            Abel Sanchez stated that GGG intended to punish Stevens at the request of his twin brother due to the disrespect shown leading up to the fight. Golovkin agreed and did just that. Look it up for yourself if you have difficulty believing me. If you claim I am lying about something, better be ready to prove it fuckstick.
            Actually I think I will just add you to the other worthless idiots on my block list. Tired of fighting with ignorant fools.

          • booyahcah29

            If the ko was there, it would have happened earlier. Everything I saw ggg throw was with bad intentions. An ignoramus calling me ignorant. Go ahead and block me. You are a tough talker, but a coward. I didn’t pick a fight with you, but I would love to end it. So block me. Fuck you. And call ggg already you horny fuck. Enjoy the bukkake.

          • Robert Archambault

            OK, dickhead, watch it for yourself. About the two minute mark… child.
            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LDoWcttG3l4

          • booyahcah29

            Saying and doing are different things. He dropped stevena early. Typical ggg fight. Presses you early and if he cannot get you out of there early, he breaks you down. Why haven’t you blocked me yet you douche. Do I need to mash your head into your keyboard.

          • Robert Archambault

            Want me to give you my address? You can come over and give it your best shot little pussy boy.

          • booyahcah29

            When and where? Like I said, unless it’s in person, I’m leaving this alone. You are a coward. Most people here know I live in maryland. I have said it enough.

          • Robert Archambault

            I live in Montreal. Come on up, we love tourists here.

          • booyahcah29

            I know that already. Street address

          • Robert Archambault

            Come to Montreal and when you get here, I will let you know where to come to. Bring friends.

          • Boomtown

            Grow up!

          • Tramadol Jack

            Careful or his best mate GGG will get ya!

          • Robert Archambault

            And here comes the pussy with yet another handle. Gotta love the persistance of this little boy. Go away child, you bother me!

          • Boomtown

            I’m afraid it’s not “the pussy” just somebody who thinks your getting a bit carried away behind your keyboard Robert.

          • Tramadol Jack

            Lol! Can I come too? Sounds like fun!

          • Mark Smith

            Man leave bitch boy alone I told him I was coming to Montreal so that he could catch that fade he started talking about he was an old man with health problems and had recently had surgery what a fucking bitch ass coward who runs his fat dumb ass mouth and this complete lame talks about blocking people WTF that is some real sucka buster brown girl shit. I’m gonna block you lol Robert you are a certified lame

          • ceylon mooney

            dude, block him. it was
            real hard for me cuz i react when folks come at me like that, but as soon as i blocked him this forum got much better.

          • booyahcah29

            Block my other alias too.

          • Robert Archambault

            OK, dickhead, watch it for yourself. About the two minute mark… child.
            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LDoWcttG3l4

          • Robert Archambault

            You calling me a coward? How about using YOUR real name when you post you fucking piece of slime? Gutless wonder hiding behind some kind of lame screen handle.

          • booyahcah29

            My real name is mauro hermida. Feel better? Do you want my address too? Let me know where you would like to meet puss.

          • Rude Boy

            Kudos! You’re now a certified GGG cocksucker!

          • Robert Archambault

            And yet another PUSSY with a private profile and tough guy handle. So many little children around here it is unbelievable! They are here today and will have a new name tomorrow.

          • Rude Boy

            Yeah, too many little children here so you should’nt be sucking GGG’s balls in public.

          • Robert Archambault

            And yet another PUSSY with a private profile and tough guy handle. So many little children around here it is unbelievable! They are here today and will have a new name tomorrow.

          • Charlie U.

            Now? He’d lick every inch of GGG clean if he had the chance.

          • bradman

            Ask yourself this: had GGG not already softened up Stevens with the sustained beating he handed out to the lad, would Lemmy have been as successful as he was 3 fights later? We’ll never really know…

          • booyahcah29

            He fought scared, which was a shame.

          • Robert Archambault

            They all fight scared when they fight GGG. Even Jacobs. As soon as a fighter claims he is not afraid, he has betrayed himself. Those who are not afraid never even mention it.

          • Adam Jenkins

            I think I’d have to agree as well

          • philoe bedoe

            I agree, although I’m a fan of Lemieux I think someone with good boxing skills runs rings around him.
            And his style his made for Canelo………

          • bradman

            I’m a fan too but to think he’ll wipe the floor with Canelo is nonsense.

          • philoe bedoe

            People can get carried away with a good ko.
            But I think he would be made to order for Canelo………..

          • booyahcah29

            If David loses, it’s by decision. He has a good beard and canelo doesn’t punch that hard. If canelo cannot get respect, it’s night night. I think he loses.

          • philoe bedoe

            I think Canelo’s timing, combination punching and the way he likes to fight in his own spots would be all wrong for Lemieux……….

        • Ewan Leaper

          Now now DBone, we all know it’s not cowardly to run away if you shout “I don’t fuck around” while you’re doing it…

          • DBone

            Haha!

    • Sidewinder

      Canelo ain’t afraid and is always ready for anyone as long as a fight should be given time to marinate.

      • DBone

        Marinate until the juices explode like the first Death Star

        • Ewan Leaper

          The Universal Spice Rub is a popular marinade for chicken

          • DBone

            Is it good for duck as well?

          • Ewan Leaper

            Haha, I would imagine it would work just as well

          • Mark Smith

            lol lol lol

      • Chuckss Joness

        The guy is ready to fight anyone as long as it marinates?

        hahaha man come on this sounds RIDICULOUS!!

      • Don Badowski

        Golovkin will be in the grave and DLH will still be saying Marinate. And Alvarez will be at the funeral shouting “I fear no man!”

    • ciobanu catalin

      Yes he does beat canelo…but gp wont let him fight the ginger either

    • Arjay Cee

      I wonder if there’s a MW contender left who’ll take a fight with Lemieux. Big risk, little reward.

      Too bad, because it’d be great fun watching him and Eubank Jr. whale away on each other.

    • Roberto Carlos Guerra

      No more talk of Canelo vs Lemieux.

      The redhead’s ass belongs to GGG in September.

      Golden Boy Promotions have backed themselves into a corner and there’s no way out, unless Canelo (or GGG) suffers a nasty loss in his next fight. I sure hope not.

      • ceylon mooney

        theyre backpedaling already

        • Roberto Carlos Guerra

          They’d better not. They know damn well Canelo has a finite amount if excuses and his fan base will quickly erode (it already is) if he avoids GGG.

          Like a mouse cornered by hungry cats (fans), there’s nowhere to go.

          • ceylon mooney

            oh yea golden shower already said a june fight (or whatever) means golovkin wont b ready for canelo in the fall.

          • Koninbeor

            Not even that GGG wouldn’t be ready; that they wouldn’t have enough time to properly promote the fight. Seriously, how many freaking times can you reshow the same 24/7 episode to promote a fight? I know there’s more to it than that but still…

          • ceylon mooney

            promote a fight the entire boxing fan world has been demanding for a year anna half. yea how do we
            do that? frickin geniuses.

            theyre so lazy with their bullshit they dont eve pretend its not bullshit anymore.

          • Koninbeor

            I know, it’s beyond the point of ridiculousness. The only reason they need to give us more than a week’s notice is for those who will be watching the fight in person.

          • ceylon mooney

            promote a fight the entire boxing fan world has been demanding for a year anna half. yea how do we
            do that? frickin geniuses.

            theyre so lazy with their bullshit they dont eve pretend its not bullshit anymore.

      • DBone

        Hey don’t sell GBP short. Those guys have a million excuses, and they could care less how stupid those excuses are.
        https://www.ringtv.com/488171-golovkin-fights-june-10-canelo-ggg-fall-jeopardy/

    • Teddy Reynoso

      Not so fast, dude. Think you are over reacting. Or carried away too much.

      • DBone

        Ok let me check. Nope.

        • Koninbeor

          No, I think he might have a p… ah… no, you’re right. Not overreacting.

          • DBone

            Nice! Non overreacting confirmed!

    • RUben Reyes

      How about Rubio?

      • DBone

        Yep

  • Sidewinder

    Stevens already out even before landing on the mat. Brutal K.O.. Sad to see I really hope he’s okay. https://mobile.twitter.com/5stargs84/status/840794121061183488/video/1

    • Koninbeor

      Yes, that shot was BRUTAL. He wasn’t even on this planet.

  • Chris Stans

    Hope Stevens is okay but that punch was perfect

    • Julio

      Yeah, I think he stunned Stevens with the right hand that set up that monster left hook from hell. Can’t land a shot much more flush than that.

  • That was one hell of a suspenseful three round slugfest. Frankly I think DL would knock out most middleweights not named GGG. In fact I would give him somewhat of a shot versus Canello. At the very least it could be an entertaining fight. As far as BJS or Andy Lee, those two wouldn’t stand a chance. Let’s just get him back in the ring asap. Screw inactivity.

    • Floridastorm

      And Stevens is one of the best MW’s out there. I think that Canelo would not know what hit him if he fought LM.

      • ceylon mooney

        Alvarez seems to have damn good timing tho. i give him a slight edge.

  • Julio

    For most, this fight was a toss up, but for whatever the reason I expected Lemieux to starch Stevens. And that he did.

  • jebib

    Certainly seemed to meet everyone’s expectations. Do many fighters bounce back from ko’ s like that?

    • Floridastorm

      No. Most never bounce back. Just look at Gamboa. Tyson really never came all the way back from being KO’d by Douglas.

      • BN

        Exactly, tonight Gamboa showed he is not over being KO’d by Crawford.

    • Sidewinder

      Amir Khan. His body bounced back from the mat like a rubber dummy in his last ko hehe. But seriously this guy doesn’t give a sh** to this kind of k.o’s, he always come’s back strong in his next fight. His mentality is like I’m used to this sh**.

      • Julio

        Maybe mentally, but physically, I don’t think that jaw will be able to take one like that flush again.

  • Joey Junger

    I know all anyone thinks about is Canelo-Golovkin, but yeah, I would like to see Canelo-Lemieux, and yes O$CAR, I would pay to watch it, just in case you’re eyeing candidates for Canelo besides English imports or the sons of legends who can’t stop smoking weed.

    I think the critique of Lemieux’s frame tonight as not being cut was kind of silly coming from guys who should know better. How many Frank Brunos (and how few Holyfields) do you have to see before you figure out guys with lanky or soft frames a lot of times have more power than guys who look like they hit the weight pile (or the needle) all day? Kelly Pavlik was overrated, undoubtedly, but the dude hit like a mule and looked like a string bean.

    • Boxfan

      Precisely. Who’s a better ww puncher — Tim Bradley or Tommy Hearns? This ain’t bench pressing …

  • BN

    That was a perfectly thrown text book left hook. Young fighters should study the difference between Lemieux’s(how to) and Stevenson’s(how not to) hooks.

  • ciobanu catalin

    Best middleweight after ggg, this guy beats canelo! Mark my words…i dont know who picked stevens over him.and this just shows how good GGG is

    • Mitchell Nelms

      Also, a testament to the durabilty and defensive technique of Golovkin.

      • ceylon mooney

        yea lemieux couldt get near him

      • booyahcah29

        He put lemmy on the back foot early and had him nervous to throw. Recipe for disaster.

      • booyahcah29

        He put lemmy on the back foot early and had him nervous to throw. Recipe for disaster.

  • Charlie U.

    I love it when another fighter’s victory flatters GGG. The more Lemieux does, the better GGG’s resume looks. Where ya at Lil Fisty ?? -__-

  • Dee Money

    Fun fight, thought Lemieux was gonna maybe punch himself out there for a while. Dude is an exciting fighter, and talented enough to make it work. Can’t wait to see who he fights next.

    • Floridastorm

      LM doesn’t punch himself out. The announcers apparently have never attended a LM fight. Just as dangerous in the 12th as in the 1st.

    • Julio

      Guy carries his power and energy late. Just watch the N’dam fight. He was throwing and landing bombs the entire tilt.

  • Charlie U.

    Lemieux is must watch TV. The guy brings it every single time and he leaves nothing in the ring. He’s far too rare a breed in today’s boxing landscape.

    • Ciscostudent561

      Wasn’t his last performance lackluster?

      • ceylon mooney

        i missed it but i heard he wasnt very good

        • Floridastorm

          I think that may have been the N’Dam fight where he lost a close decision.

          • ceylon mooney

            he KOd ndam

          • Robert Archambault

            No, he got a UD. N’dam has never been stopped.

    • Giuseppe

      Yes but he doesn’t have six pack abs so he is shit

      • booyahcah29

        Hahaha. I’d like to see lemmy at 68. He could win a belt. I know he has stated he has trouble making weight.

        • Giuseppe

          how would you se him against DeGale or Groves?

          I think if DeGale is as hittable as he was against Jack, then he loses. And Groves has the better chnace but the worse chin.

          • Mark Smith

            I think he can beat everyone except Badu Jack IMO

          • Giuseppe

            Jacks m9bed up now I think. Gave up the strap.

  • The Black Mamba

    That was a great punch; what worries me, though, is the fact, that Stevens almost felt down to the floor like Hopkins did against Smith.
    Something should be done to avoid that; imagine someone knocked out falling on his head not named Bernard Hopkins. Only God knows how he survived that.

    I like the competitive spirit of Lemieux, but there is absolutely no point in a rematch with Golovkin. It’s not like that it was a close fight.

  • kiowhatta

    Love lemmy’s style, and it certainly SHOULD be in the mix for KO of the year. As to who he fights next? I’d like to see him swap leather with Saunders, but after seeing his drained face at the weigh in, it might be time to look for greener pastures at 168. He’s pretty much proved himself as at least a title contender, if not a champion.

    • Julio

      Yeah. Dude looked a tad gaunt on the scale. Good thing that he was able to end matters quickly.

  • Frank-dogg

    I’ll give Lemmy the edge against Billy Joe due to Billy Joe’s lack of facing top competition and his inactivity. Canelo, Jacobs, and GGG will most def give him another L.

    • philoe bedoe

      I agree.
      Especially if the same Billie Joe turns like he did in the last fight…………

    • Rick

      I wouldn’t count him out in a fight with Jacobs. Against any opponent with a questionable chin he has a shot.

  • Jody Hanna

    This is why Lemieux is one of my favourite fighters.

    • mitch menendez

      He’s certainly all business in there

    • Rick

      He kicks as much ass as he’s able to inside the ring and doesn’t act like one outside of it.

      • Robert Archambault

        He acted like an ass before the GGG fight saying that he would not be leaving MSG without all the titles and other crap as well. I think he learned a lesson there.

  • Tony Nightstick

    I was a bit surprised by those who thought Stevens would win, or would even be particularly competitive. A tough and gutsy fighter, yes, but extremely limited. Also, though only 32, his heyday (such as it was) was several years ago.

    • Teddy Reynoso

      Spot on, mate!

    • Julio

      That tells you how little Lemieux was regarded as well. I always though that David would stop Stevens, but didn’t expect it to be that easy and early.

  • Michel Desgrottes

    David and Canelo in the fall, book it

  • Teddy Reynoso

    Lemmy didn’t do too bad against Gennady in their fight. It was his stupid lock that kept distracting his sight and ruining his concentration allowing GGG to tag him time and again as he brushed it up and away from one eye. Has he done away with that stylish but distracting curly lock?

    • ceylon mooney

      yea

      • Teddy Reynoso

        But it cannot be denied that he was also inconvenienced by that curly lock kept getting into his vision albeit in just one eye. It’s noticeable how he would always brush it up and aside. The moral of this is- fighters can come to the fight in their most fashionable but at their own inconvenience and risk.

    • Robert Archambault

      He was totally outclassed against GGG. If they fought again, it would end sooner and Lemieux still would not be able to land a decent shot.

      • Teddy Reynoso

        Yeah I agree to all of you. What am saying is any fighter cannot have any distraction when he is fighting an opponent as formidable and talented as Gennady. Am also annoyed that Lemmy and his corner did not seem to anticipate that that stupid lock would pose some inconvenience during the fight. Not that I was saying it was a big factor in his defeat.

        • Robert Archambault

          His hair was a zero factor in his defeat. It never got in his eyes, not even close. It only looked bad to viewers and possibly the judges if it had gone to the cards. Which id tit not of course.

    • Julio

      Lemieux can’t stand a chance if he can’t find a way to get past GGG’s jab. He comes forward in an aggressive manner with hard, compact punches, but has no true ability to make adjustments. He would need to take more chances a second time around. That would put him in the danger zone more easily and GGG would starch him earlier.

      • Teddy Reynoso

        There’s no debate on that, sir.

  • Teddy Reynoso

    I would be very interested in a fight pitting Lemmy versus Andy Lee next.

    • Rick

      I don’t think that would be much of a fight, especially once Lemieux hammers Andy to the body a few times, then caps it off with a left hook. It’d be over for Andy by the fourth round. He’s just not that strong.

      • Teddy Reynoso

        What am trying to say is that if this is the sort of fights that would recapture the attention of the fans and make them talk of boxing again, I will not mind Lemmy getting in the Ring with another bomber as Andy Lee.

  • Don Badowski

    Roy Jones Jr. said it best last night. “He’s not going to know where he is for a while. I’ve had experience with that.”

    • Koninbeor

      I was surprised that they asked Roy about the effects of a KO loss. They’ve always avoided the topic in the past. He took it with good humor, though.

      • Don Badowski

        Did they? I thought Roy volunteered that little bit of inside info.

        • Koninbeor

          It was kind of a mixed bag. Roy said something on the topic without referencing any fights but you could tell he was speaking from personal experience. That opened a question from Lampley about the Glen Johnson KO specifically. After that, Roy started talking about being knocked out rather than simply referencing the effects.

        • Koninbeor

          It was kind of a mixed bag. Roy said something on the topic without referencing any fights but you could tell he was speaking from personal experience. That opened a question from Lampley about the Glen Johnson KO specifically. After that, Roy started talking about being knocked out rather than simply referencing the effects.

  • kbryan

    Lemieux sent a shot heard all over the 160lbs division. Who will
    clap back? out side of Andy Lee and Eubank , Saunders has fought no one
    in the top ten.

    If I was J Charlo I would go for Lemieux. I am calling it now , Lemieux vs Charlo late 2017!!!!!!

  • The Parrfection

    The Tapia and Stevens fights reminded me that Lemmy was a force to be reckoned with in MW after 3G made him look like an idiot child.

  • Boxfan

    All you guys calling for a Canelo-Lemieux fight seem to forget that the redhead still has to beat a Chavez Jr, who is going to be a damn cruiserweight on fight night. I like Chavez in an upset — if Jr somehow can make weight the day before (fingers crossed!).

    • ceylon mooney

      canelo gonna be a cruiser too

  • oswaldo moreno

    Gamboa is a trash in boxing!!

  • Left Hook

    Tells you how long HBO/Max has been away from the sport when he is gushing about it basically being the greatest KO ever. Yes, it was great. Definite KO of the year contender…but did he not watch Mikey Garcia? Did he not see Gassiev starch that poor chap last year? Come on Max. Awesome KO….but don’t sound like the only time you see is a fight is when your network televises it!
    Both Lemiuex and Stevens are fun to watch..and I will watch them again. I hope some of you ‘purists’ enjoyed the stinkfest that Gamboa gave us. His fight pointed out how inadequate judges are. Really? a 10-8 round for a questionable knockdown In a round Gamboa otherwise dominated? oh well. At least the main event delivered!

  • Jack Rabbit

    Nice KO by Lemieux. I was not expecting it that fast. Canelo will fight him @ catch weight of 149 and 10 Oz in 2020!

  • Giuseppe

    Absolute fuckin mule kick. I like lemmy. Max commenting on his body shape was weird. I prefer boxers not to look like body builders. Stevens had ripped guns. Didn’t help him at all. Lemmy has old world power. Ancient power.

    • Julio

      Old world power indeed. Max should know that muscle shape or size has very little to do with actual power and strength. You either have it or not.

    • TMT NYC-DA REAL GHOSTBUSTERS

      He has Québécois power. Vive Montréal; Vive le Québec! Vive le Québec libre!

  • Giuseppe

    Lemmy v canelo at MW…. predictions?

    • Julio

      Hard to predict emphatically. Canelo was hurt by a lightweight years ago, and was buzzed by a washed up Kirkland. I think that Lemieux can take him into deep waters if he can land flush. But in the end, it is hard to pick against Canelo due to his pedigree, and the fact that Lemieux was waxed by the likes of Rubio.

    • Chris Stans

      I’d lean slightly towards Lemieux

    • Sweet_Science_

      Canelo drains Lemmy to 155. Can’t see Alvarez wanting this fight although with the way Lemeiux comes forward, kind of plays in to Canelo’s hands.
      At a fair 160 I’ll go with my fellow Canuck in a firefight.

  • Kudos

    They should have David fight in Montreal ffs

  • Dee Money

    You know, there have been a lot of complaints over the last few years about how weak the MW class is. But there are quite a few quality fighters in there that ‘finish the show’; and with all the complaints following the Thurman victory should we give more credit to the MWs?

  • booyahcah29

    Lemieux has proven to be the hardest hitter in the middleweight division when it comes to explosive power. Really wish he would have gone for broke against ggg. He fights best going forward. Win or lose, he could have done some serious damage to his face. He fought scared.

    • Julio

      “He iced a guy that ggg couldnt”. That is absolutely correct, and David deserves all the credit for doing something the mighty Golovkin couldn’t. But, they approached the fight in two VERY different ways against Stevens. GGG put on systematic beatdown, in other words, he wasn’t looking to get Stevens out of there with sheer force. Rather, he used his considerable skills along with that withering power to do a number on Stevens. Lemieux went for broke, with a seek and destroy type of mentality vs a highly limited opponent. Against a GGG, that is always ill advised.

  • Alex BA

    Beign from Montreal I’ve been hyping this kid for a while. I Jumped off the bandwagon after his unprofessional weight cut fisasco a little while back But I still always watch his fights because he’s pure excitement.

    A little of topic but, I know Hassan N’Dam N’Jikam doesn’t deserve a shot against GGG but I’d love to see it, this guy has the biggest heart ever took hell shots from Lem and Quinlin and kept getting back up, I want to see if he could do that against GGG.

    • Robert Archambault

      I would love to see N’Dam fight Golovkin, been saying that for a long time. I want to see if there is anyone who can stop the guy. He gets knocked down but always gets back up. At the very least, it would be a very entertaining fight. Could set a record for the number of knockdowns in one fight and he could well be the one to break the KO streak of GGG! For that reason, I would like to see this fight AFTER Golovkin has broken B-Hop’s defense record with a solid string of stoppages. 🙂
      But I want to see Golovkin set a record that may never be broken first.

  • Rick

    Note that the way Lemieux ended this fight is almost a mirror image of how the Golovkin-Geale fight ended. Except, of course, Lemieux’s K.O. had much more dangerous effects. And even though Lemieux looked a bit fleshy, Stevens was clearly no match for his power, even before the K.O. Stevens might have had some success if he’d kept going to the body, but he never got the chance. He was just outclassed and outpunched. I don’t think Stevens will ever shake the psychological damage from this fight.

  • Abraham E. Hernández

    Falcon punch!

  • IanF69

    Lemi fought well, busy, threw punches with intent and looked sharp…Amazing how you can box when your not consumed by fear.

    • Julio

      I am not sure if he was enveloped by fear against GGG, but rather seemed to me that he simply couldn’t find a way to get past that jab. And Stevens poses no real threat to anyone to be fearful of. Stevens brings just some decent power and very little else; GGG posits surgical savagery.

      • IanF69

        I thought he looked like he was scared to let his punches go against G..worried about what would come back….but not last night …he genuinely looked relaxed….does he deserve a 2nd attempt at GGG ? Mabey.

        • Julio

          I agree that he was “very” mindful of what would come back, although he landed some decent shots here and there. But potshotting is not his game, thus he will lose a fight with that approach nearly every time against a more proficient fighter. And no, just because he bounced back well from the GGG loss and starched Stevens a lot faster than GGG did, doesn’t warrant a rematch.

    • Julio

      I am not sure if he was enveloped by fear against GGG, but rather seemed to me that he simply couldn’t find a way to get past that jab. And Stevens poses no real threat to anyone to be fearful of. Stevens brings just some decent power and very little else; GGG posits surgical savagery.

    • Mark Smith

      Exactly great insight that is exactly what I told my dad where in the hell was that fighter and fighting spirit at when he fought GGG

  • Rude Boy

    Lemieux would starch Canyellow. But fight won’t happen. Lemmy wants Canyellow, but with that brutal k.o? I don’t think he helped himself.

  • Rude Boy

    Lemieux would starch Canyellow. But fight won’t happen. Lemmy wants Canyellow, but with that brutal k.o? I don’t think he helped himself.

  • Rude Boy

    Lemieux would starch Canyellow. But fight won’t happen. Lemmy wants Canyellow, but with that brutal k.o? I don’t think he helped himself.

  • Teddy Reynoso

    Am beginning to believe that Gennady G Golovkin is the perfect fighting machine in and around the middleweight division. And that Vasyl Lomachenko is also trying to achieve that level in and around the junior lightweight class. Those two could be the best fighters of these new generations of prizefighters.

  • Michel Desgrottes

    Canelo vs Lemieux

    • Mark Smith

      would love to see that fight, but I really want to see Badu Jack vs GGG, Crawford vs Loma, Loma vs Mikey Garcia, Joshua vs Wilder, GGG vs Canelo, Ward vs Kovalev 2 but my favorite fight is Spence vs Crawford and I also like this Brook vs Spence matchup a lot!! Favorite five current fighters Crawford, Spence, Mikey Garcia, Loma, and GGG

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