David Lemieux (boxer)
|Rated at||Light middleweight (154 lb)
Middleweight (160 lb)
Super middleweight (168 lb)
|Height||5 ft 9 1⁄2 in (1.77 m)|
|Reach||70 in (178 cm)|
22 December 1988 |
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
|Wins by KO||31|
David Lemieux (born December 22, 1988 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada) is a Canadian professional boxer. Lemieux fights in the middleweight division. He is a former WBC International Middleweight Champion.
Amateur boxing career
Lemieux began boxing at the age of nine. He won the Canadian Amateur Championship three times.
Lemieux is currently trained by Marc Ramsay. Previously, he was trained by Russ Anber and was featured with Anber in DVD tutorial series Title Boxing as a teenager. He also featured with Anber in the Rival Box tips series.
Lemieux was never interested in making a bid to join the Canadian Olympic boxing team which was woefully under-supported in the run-up to the Beijing Olympics. Instead, he and Russ Anber viewed the Olympic program as a dead-end which would have him competing against boxers with vastly more experience while limiting his training prospects in ways detrimental to a fighter with professional aspirations.
Professional boxing career
Although Lemieux planned to turn pro at 17, he was required to wait until he turned 18 because of Canadian Boxing Federation rules. Quebec-based promotion company Groupe Yvon Michel (GYM) was quick to sign him to a multi-fight contract, pitting him against opponents in four-round bouts that quickly became crowd favorites in Montreal. Lemieux is now a proven commodity, fighting televised six-rounders on ESPN's Friday Night Fights and filling out the undercard during several championship events.
On April 8, 2011 at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, Lemieux was featured in the main event of ESPN's Friday Night Fights. His opponent was Marco Antonio Rubio, who came to the fight with a record of 49-5-1 (43 KOs). Lemieux was favored to win in his hometown against the Mexican veteran. During the first five rounds, Lemieux dominated Rubio by landing hard power punches to his guard. Rubio came to life in round six and began to land hard punches as Lemieux tired. In the seventh round, Rubio knocked down Lemieux with a right hook to the head. Lemieux got up, but Rubio continued where he left off and threw more punches at him. With only seconds left in round seven, Lemieux's corner had seen enough and threw in the towel to stop the fight. After the fight Anber said that Lemieux still has a lot to work and improve on if he wants to reach the top level.
In a huge upset, former world champion Joachim Alcine defeated Lemieux at the Bell Centre in Montreal, on December 10, 2011. Lemieux was quoted as a 5 to 1 favorite by the wagertrackers. The fight was declared a majority decision over 12 rounds, with scores of 116-112 by two judges and an even scoring of 114-114 by the third one. Alcine was awarded the WBC International Middleweight title. Most ringside observers thought Alcine won the fight.
Since the Alcine fight, Lemieux fought six straight bouts against opponents of mostly middling relevance, before facing Fernando Guerrero, a former light middleweight and middleweight contender who had only a year prior fought WBO middleweight champion Peter Quillin to a sixth round loss. Lemieux dominated Guerrero, repeatedly dropping him before finishing him off in the third round with a brutal right uppercut. His next bout would be against middleweight fringe contender Gabriel Rosado. Lemieux similarly dominated Rosado, dropping him in the third and pounding away at his mostly outmatched foe until the referee stopped the bout in the tenth due to swelling and cuts surrounding Rosado's eyes.
Professional boxing record
|33 Wins (31 knockouts, 2 decisions), 2 Losses (1 knockout, 1 decision), 0 Draws|
|N/A||N/A||Hassan N'Dam N'Jikam||N/A||- (12)||2015-06-20||Bell Center, Montreal, Quebec||For vacant IBF Middleweight title.|
|Win||33–2||Gabriel Rosado||TKO||10 (12)||2014-12-06||Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York||Retained NABF Middleweight title.|
|Win||32–2||Fernando Guerrero||KO||3 (12)||2014-05-24||Bell Centre, Montreal, Quebec||Won NABF Middleweight title.|
|Win||31–2||Jose Miguel Torres||TKO||7 (10)||2013-11-30||Pepsi Coliseum, Quebec City, Quebec|
|Win||30–2||Marcus Upshaw||UD||8||2013-09-28||Bell Centre, Montreal, Quebec|
|Win||29–2||Robert Swierzbinski||TKO||1 (8)||2013-06-08||Bell Centre, Montreal, Quebec|
|Win||28–2||Albert Ayrapetyan||TKO||2 (10)||2012-12-14||Bell Centre, Montreal, Quebec|
|Win||27–2||Álvaro Gaona||KO||1 (10)||2012-10-12||Bell Centre, Montreal, Quebec|
|Win||26–2||Jaudiel Zepeda||KO||2 (8)||2012-06-08||Bell Centre, Montreal, Quebec|
|Loss||25–2||Joachim Alcine||SD||12||2011-12-10||Bell Centre, Montreal, Quebec||Lost WBC International Middleweight title.|
|Loss||25–1||Marco Antonio Rubio||TKO||7 (10)||2011-04-08||Bell Centre, Montreal, Quebec||WBC Middleweight Title Eliminator.|
|Win||25–0||Purnell Gates||TKO||2 (10)||2010-12-03||Bell Centre, Montreal, Quebec|
|Win||24–0||Héctor Camacho, Jr.||KO||1 (12)||2010-10-29||Bell Centre, Montreal, Quebec||Retained WBC International Middleweight title.|
|Win||23–0||Elvin Ayala||KO||1 (12)||2010-06-11||Uniprix Stadium, Montreal, Quebec||Won vacant WBC International Middleweight title.|
|Win||22–0||Walid Smichet||KO||2 (10)||2010-04-03||Montreal Casino, Montreal, Quebec||Retained Canada Super Middleweight title.|
|Win||21–0||Jason Naugler||UD||10||2010-02-06||Montreal Casino, Montreal, Quebec||Won vacant Canada Super Middleweight title.|
|Win||20–0||Delray Raines||KO||2 (10)||2009-12-11||Bell Centre, Montreal, Quebec||Won vacant WBC Youth Intercontinental Middleweight title.|
|Win||19–0||Alfredo Contreras||KO||2 (8)||2009-11-07||Montreal Casino, Montreal, Quebec|
|Win||18–0||Donny McCrary||KO||1 (8)||2009-10-03||Montreal Casino, Montreal, Quebec|
|Win||17–0||Bladimir Hernandez||KO||5 (8)||2009-08-28||Montreal Casino, Montreal, Quebec|
|Win||16–0||Martin Avila||TKO||2 (6)||2009-06-19||Bell Centre, Montreal, Quebec|
|Win||15–0||Thomas Davis||KO||1 (6)||2009-04-18||Montreal Casino, Montreal, Quebec|
|Win||14–0||Luis Roberto Reyes||TKO||1 (8)||2009-03-07||Montreal Casino, Montreal, Quebec|
|Win||13–0||Rogelio Sanchez||TKO||3 (6)||2009-01-30||Bell Centre, Montreal, Quebec|
|Win||12–0||Patrick Tessier||TKO||2 (6)||2008-11-01||Montreal Casino, Montreal, Quebec||Won vacant Canada - Quebec Boxing Council (CQB) Light Middleweight title.|
|Win||11–0||Lance Moody||KO||1 (6)||2008-10-04||Montreal Casino, Montreal, Quebec|
|Win||10–0||Ulises Duarte||TKO||1 (4)||2008-08-01||Gare Windsor, Montreal, Quebec|
|Win||9–0||Oswaldo Gonzalez||TKO||2 (6)||2008-07-11||Uniprix Stadium, Montreal, Quebec|
|Win||8–0||Julio Gonzalez||TKO||2 (6)||2008-06-06||Uniprix Stadium, Montreal, Quebec|
|Win||7–0||Rodney Green||TKO||4 (4)||2008-05-03||Montreal Casino, Montreal, Quebec|
|Win||6–0||Guillermo Cortez||KO||1 (4)||2008-02-09||Montreal Casino, Montreal, Quebec|
|Win||5–0||Jesus Ortega||KO||1 (4)||2007-12-07||Bell Centre, Montreal, Quebec|
|Win||4–0||Rene Fernandez||KO||2 (4)||2007-09-15||Montreal Casino, Montreal, Quebec|
|Win||3–0||Andres Lovera||KO||2 (4)||2007-06-08||Uniprix Stadium, Montreal, Quebec|
|Win||2–0||Jose Luis Alvarez||TKO||2 (4)||2007-05-12||Montreal Casino, Montreal, Quebec|
|Win||1–0||Jose Candelario Torres||TKO||2 (4)||2007-04-14||Montreal Casino, Montreal, Quebec|
Titles in boxing
- Canada CQB Light Middleweight Champion (154 lbs)
- WBC Youth Intercontinental Middleweight Champion (160 lbs)
- Canada Super Middleweight Champion (168 lbs)
- WBC International Middleweight Champion (160 lbs)
- Boxrec. "David Lemieux". Boxrec Fighter Page. Retrieved 5 June 2007.
- Doiron, Paul (October 16, 2009). "18 fights and 18 wins for young, upcoming boxer". Miramichi Leader (Brunswick News). p. C1.
- Eastsideboxing.com, 11 December 2011 Retrieved on 11 December 2011. The attendance was roughly 3,000 people.