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  Fast & Furious IV: Lemieux vs. Rubio

By Jeff Emond Jeffrey

GYM Promotion presents Fast and Furious IV, the return of this exciting boxing series will feature Lemieux vs Rubio in a WBC middleweight elimination bout in the main event, Friday presented by the Casino of Montreal on April 8, 2011 at the Bell Center in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Nine action packed fights will be shown.

The thrilling main event of the evening will showcase Montreal’s own, Knockout artist David Lemieux ( 25-0-0. 24 K0 ) facing a tremendous puncher, Marco Antonio Rubio ( 49-5-1, 42 KO ) of Torreon, Mexico. “Boxing fans, you do not want to miss this one, somebody will go down in this fight, but who?’’ said GYM promoter Yvon Michel. Under the guidance of Russ Anber, Lemieux quickly became a force to be reckoned with in the division as he is now ranked number 2 by the WBC. After ending the career of Walid Smichet and destroying Elvin Ayala in one round, Hector Camacho Jr also in one round and recently Purnell Gates inside of two rounds, Lemieux feels the need and desire to become a young and hungry champion.

However, Friday night’s fight will be the hardest task for the undefeated Lemieux. Indeed, Marco Antonio Rubio ranked number 3 by the WBC is also known as a knockout artist and did battle with none other than Kelly Pavlik for the WBC and WBO championships in 2009. In his career, Rubio possesses Knockout triumphs over Saul Roman, Fitz Vanderpool in the first round, Former WBA Light middleweight champion Frankie Randall in two rounds and was also successful over Jose Luis Zertuche twice, Enrique Ornelas and Samuel Miller. Both fighters are at a crossroads fight, the question is who wants it more?

“I am very happy to fight in Montreal. People here love boxing, they also loves knockouts and they will get it Friday. Hopefully the knockout will come on our side’’, declared Rubio to the press.

Soon after, it was time to Lemieux to make his declaration: “I respect everything Rubio has accomplished in his career, but we are two very hard punchers who wants to win by knockout. I trained a lot for this fight in Spain and here. This fight won’t go the distance, only one of us will make it out of the ring and it will be me.”

In the co-feature of this ESPN 2 card, Adonis Superman Stevenson ( 13-1-0, 10 KO ) of Longueil, Quebec, will make his return in Montreal against The Black Lion, Derek Edwards ( 25-1-0, 13 KO) Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA former NABA super middleweight champion.

Adding to this night action, Arash Usmanee (11-0-0, 6 KO ) from Red Deer, Alberta, Canada, now fighting from Montreal will do battle with a much more experienced in Aldo “El Pato’’ Valtierra
( 25-13-0, 13 KO) of Cuernavaca, Mexico in the Lightweight division. On may 14, Usmanee will, return to his hometown in Red Deer to face Alejandro Barrera ( 21-6-0 , 14 K0 ).

In the heavyweight division, Oscar “Kaboom” Rivas ( 4-0-0, 1 KO) of Montreal will put his undefeated record on the line against hard hitter Wilfredo Leal (7-4-2, KO 6) of Los Mochis, Mexico.

Also stepping in the ring in the featherweight division, Canadian prospect, the undefeated Tyler Asselstine ( 4-0-0, 3 KO ) a hard hitting southpaw of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. He will face Mohamed Nouri ( 7-12-1, 1 KO ) from Talence, Gironde, France.

In the superfeatherwight division, undefeated Kevin Lavallée ( 3-0-1, 3 KO ) of St-Adele, Quebec, Canada versus James Carpio ( 1-1-0, 1 KO) of Thornhill, Ontario, Canada. The 3 victories of Lavallée are all 3 first rounds KO’s.

In the light Heavyweight division. The Storm, Elierder Alvarez ( 3-0-0, 2 KO ) of Montreal, Quebec, Canada will have a good test in front of him facing Ernesto Zamora ( 18-21-1, 12 KO ) from Huatabampo, Mexico.

We move on to the Super middleweight division. Ahmad Cheikho ( 5-2-2, 4 KO ) of Montreal, Quebec, Canada versus a much more experiences Attila Molnar ( 20- 18-6, 10 KO ) fighting from Szekesfehervar, Hungary.

On this exciting boxing evening, former Canada former four times senior heavyweight champion, Didier Bence of Montreal will make his pro debut in the Bell Center against Leonard Coller ( 1-6-0, KO 0 ) of Orlando, Florida, USA. Bence won a bronze medal in the 2007 Pan American games in the super heavyweight division, Didier Bence is the most decorated heavyweight amateur in Canada since Lennox Lewis.


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