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Could a win over Spike O’ Sullivan get David Lemieux back into middleweight contention?

Middleweight David Lemieux. Photo creidt: Vincent Ethier/Eye of the Tiger Management
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The Gennady Golovkin vs. Canelo Alvarez sequel is near and the undercard has been firmed up.

However of course, a middleweight fight, which could well play out as a launching pad for what comes after the Mexican and the Kazakh face off, has been placed onto the slate at Las Vegas’ T-Mobile Arena.

A tango featuring two straightforward types David Lemieux and Spike O’Sullivan, who unapologetically like to rumble. Yes, rumble. Stylistically this one looks like a can’t-miss…

“We are very happy it is finally done,” said Lemieux co-promoter (in conjunction with Golden Boy Promotions), Camille Estephan, of Eye of the Tiger Management. “Great fight for the fans. David wants to make a statement! Not taking O’Sullivan lightly, he wants to take care of the O’Sullivan business, then go after Canelo! As well he wants to rematch with ‘GGG.’ He is healthy now, feeling very confident!”

Golden Boy President Eric Gomez is very much looking forward to this mash-up between the Candian, whose bum left shoulder had him looking subpar in his last outing, and the Irishman, who has been a patient plugger, as he fought on and up the ladder. “Collision course! Do or die! No reverse gear,” Gomez told

And winner gets Canelo?

“Good chance,” the GBP deal-maker said.

Lemieux (39-4, 33 knockouts), 29, scraped off some rust after rehabbing the shoulder, which betrayed him during a December 2017 loss to WBO beltholder Billy Joe Saunders. O’Sullivan (28-2, 20 KOs), 34, who turned pro in 2008, hasn’t met the caliber of foe Lemieux has.




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