Eddie Hearn has revealed that he is close to signing a deal between John Ryder (28-5, 16 KOs) and former middleweight champion David Lemieux (42-4, 25 KOs). At stake there will be the status of the official contender for the WBA super middleweight title. The fight will take place on December 12 in London.
Former middleweight champion David Lemieux will no longer compete in this division. This was announced by his manager, Camille Estefan. This decision was made after an unsuccessful weight loss by a Canadian last week.
In the boxing evening in Las Vegas on the undercard of Gennady Golovkin's fight against Saul Alvarez, former middleweight champion David Lemieux (40-4, 34 KOs) scored a TKO victory in the first round over Gary O'Sullivan (28-3, 20 KO). The outcome of the fight decided the left hand of boxer from Canada.
Former world middleweight champion David Lemieux (39-4, 33 KOs) scored a one-sided victory by unanimous decision over Karim Achour (26-5-3, 4 KOs) in the main event of the evening at the Videotron Center arena in Quebec, Canada. In the final round Achour was knocked down. The scores were: 119-108, 120-107 and 119-107.