Lemieux Fails To Make Weight

David Lemieux looked to bounce back after his middleweight title loss to Billy Joe Saunders, when he returned to the ring on May 26th in Quebec City.

Lemieux walked on to the scale on Friday and would be two pounds over the middleweight limit of 160 pounds, while his opponent Karim Archour, who came in at 159 pounds.

Even though he was given an hour to drop the remaining two pounds, Lemieux’s promoter and manager Camille Estephan informed the officials that his Lemieux would not be fighting at 160.

Estephan told reporters following the weigh in that he wants Lemieux to move to super middleweight at 168 pounds, due to the physical rigors he endures while cutting weight.

The fight is still set to happen on May 26th.

 

Original Story: Boxing Scene

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