Lemeiux Coach Talks O’Sullivan
The fate of David Lemieux’s career is decided on September 15th, as the former IBF middleweight champion squares off against Spike O’Sullivan on the Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin undercard.
Following a lopsided loss to WBO champion Billy Joe Saunders in 2017, Lemieux’s coach Marc Ramsay knows what’s on the line for his fighter.
“We have to get past O’Sullivan, we have no choice,” Ramsey said to La Presse.
“But we do not want to put unnecessary pressure on him either. We identified the opponent, identified the risks, we did not fear to stir in the recent performances and we believe in gaining the victory. If we give the best possible performance in training and during the fight, we will win.”
“There will be no big presentations in the ring. It is said that David has a higher skill level, that he is faster, and I am convinced that he punches harder than him, even if O’Sullivan is a good slugger. But we do not intend to go down to his level and fight a street fight with him. We want to force O’Sullivan to follow us in there.”
Initial Post: La Presse