Lemieux Looks To Bounce Back In Quebec City
Coming off a one-sided defeat to WBO middleweight champion Billy Joe Saunders, David Lemieux returns to the ring on May 26th, looking to make a statement against Karim Achour.
Lemieux claims the shoulder injury that stalled him against Saunders, is a thing of the past and wants to get back into the swing of things against a fighter who has not lost in over five years.
“I didn’t have to go in the ring. Nobody was telling me that I don’t have a choice. I have a choice and if the shoulder was [injured], I wouldn’t take the fight,” Lemieux told RDS.
“I’m coming in there and I still have everything to lose. I want to win. I feel that if I lose here, it is a failure for me. I’m coming in there to win, because I know that I have everything to lose.”
According to the Canadian’s promoter, Camille Estephan, this is the first time since 2014 that Lemieux will walk into the ring without any type of nagging injury, which is impressive considering his 6-2 record with three knockouts in that time span.
Original Story: RDS