- David Lemieux (boxer)
David Lemieux Statistics Rated at Middleweight Nationality Canadian Born 22 December 1988
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Stance Orthodox Boxing record Total fights 26 Wins 25 Wins by KO 24 Losses 1 Draws 0 No contests 0
David Lemieux (born 22 December 1988 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada) is a Canadian professional boxer of Québécois and Armenian descent who fights in the middleweight division. He is the former WBC International middleweight champion and holds a professional boxing record of 25-1-0.
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.
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.
First Professional loss
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 Abner said that Lemieux still has a lot to work and improve on if he wants to reach the top level.
- WBC International Middleweight title (2010)
- Canadian Champion Super Middleweight (2010)
- WBC Youth Intercontinental Middleweight title (2009)
- Quebec Champion Light Middleweight (2008)
Professional boxing record
- ^ Boxrec. "David Lemieux". Boxrec Fighter Page. http://www.boxrec.com/list_bouts.php?human_id=389447&cat=boxer. Retrieved 5 June 2007.
- ^ a b Doiron, Paul (October 16, 2009). "18 fights and 18 wins for young, upcoming boxer". Miramichi Leader (Brunswick News): p. C1.
- ^ http://boxrec.com/list_bouts.php?cat=boxer&human_id=389447
25 Wins (24 knockouts, 1 decisions), 1 Losses, 0 Draws Res. Record Opponent Type Rd., Time Date Location Notes 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 Retained WBC International Middleweight title. Win 24-0 Hector 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 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 (10) 2010-02-06 Montreal Casino, Montreal, Quebec Won Canada super middleweight title. Win 20-0 Delray Raines KO 2 (10) 2009-12-11 Bell Centre, Montreal, Quebec Won 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 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 Persondata Name Lemieux, David Alternative names Short description Date of birth 22 December 1988 Place of birth Montreal, Quebec, Canada Date of death Place of deathCategories:
- 1988 births
- Living people
- Middleweight boxers
- Sportspeople from Montreal
- Canadian boxers
- Armenian boxers
- Canadian people of Armenian descent
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