David Lemieux Promises
A Win Over Joachim Alcine
By Jeff Emond Jeffrey
On December 10 in Montreal, Canadian knockout artist will be
back in the ring against none other than former WBA light
middleweight champion, JoachinííTi-JoaííAlcine. The young
middleweight contender is eager to redeem himself after
losing for the first time of his career at the hands of
Marco Antonio Rubio last April.
Today, Lemieux agreed to talk to us about is training for
his upcoming fight with Alcine for the WBC Intercontinental
middleweight championship, his last fight with Rubio and his
Jeff Emond Jeffrey: Good evening David, How is your
David Lemieux: My training is going very well, in fact
itís the best I ever had. I wonít rest until I secure my win
against Alcine. I didnít know changing certain things in my
career would be so beneficial for me and Iím happy for it.
After losing to Rubio, I needed to add some assets to my
JEJ: Not so long ago, your part ways with Russ Anber, a man
who trained you since you are 9 years old. Now Marc Ramsay
took over your boxing career. What discipline Ramsay is
bringing you at this stage of your career?
DL: Well, Iím a 22 years old fighter, so I still have a lot
to do and to prove in the ring. Everything is going great
with Marc and everyday is a learning experience. I train
very hard for this fight and Iím already in great fighting
shape. I feel complete now and I have two amazing sparring
partners to help me for build my patience in the ring. One
of them is Jerson Ravelo, a light heavyweight contender and
the other I will keep it a secret, for now. I spar for
twelve rounds each time Iím in there with them. So sparring
is doing great. I know this will be a tought fight and that
is why my training is for a twelve rounds fight. As you
already know, Iím higly aggressive during a bout, but you
are gonna see a more compose fighter on december 10.
I do a lot of sprint every morning to improve my
cardiovascular system. Iím also lifting more weights than
any of my previous bouts. Plus, I traded gloves with
EleiderííStormííAlvarez to work on some aspects of my
technique. I truly feel stronger than ever.
JEJ: Joachim Alcine is a former WBA light middleweight
champion. Aside from Marco Antonio Rubio, he represents the
most complete fighter that you will be in the ring with. Is
it too much of a step up for you as your comeback fight?
DL: Not at all. Me and my team are well prepare for such a
big challenge and nothing will be left to chance. Never will
I underestimate Joachim, for I know him very well and we
were friend. Now, we have a problem with each other, we both
want to win this fight so bad. So I know heís coming to
fight and looking for redemption himself, so much like me.
He may be a former champ and I respect that, but I want to
be champion myself and Alcine is in my way. Iím younger,
hungrier and my blood is boiling for victory.
JEJ: 24 of your 25 victories comes before the limit. Are you
planning to knockout Alcine ?
DL: Thereís a huge possibility for a knockout win on my
behalf. Yes, I will take him out. More importantly, I aim to
dominate him from start to finish. I will be too much to
handle for him and that is a promise.
JEJ: According to some boxing experts, the quality of
opposition you fought before the Rubio fight didnít prepare
you well for him. Do you agree with this statement?
DL: Rubio was a huge step up me. There some things in my
preparation that should have been done different. In a way,
Iím proud I was able to dominate him for six rounds, but I
couldnít finish the job. He was much stronger than I
expected, in a sense that he can really take a lot of
punishment. Rest assured, I wonít make the same mistake
JEJ: Would you like a rematch with Rubio?
DL: Absolutey. I truly need to avenge the only lost on my
record. But right now, I will take care of Alcine and have
some competitive fight before facing Rubio again.
JEJ: In a short period of time, youíre punching power and
knockout victories made you one of the most popular and
exciting boxer in Canada and beyond. Do you think it all
happened too fast for you?
DL: I donít think it happened too fast. Iím trained really
hard to make it at where I am now. Iím aware that some
people expect me to win my fights rapidly. But, I am now in
transition to become much more than hard puncher. I will
show boxing fans than I am now a complete fighter. I am
JEJ: Thank you for your time David and good luck.
DL: Always a pleasure!