The "New" David Lemieux
By Daniel Cloutier
After a spectacular progression in a pro boxing, David
Lemieux suffered his first loss last April at the Bell
Center in Montréal. He lost by TKO in the seven rounds
against the veteran Mexican boxer Marco Antonio Rubio in a
WBC middleweight elimination bout. Lemieux was in fire
during the first five rounds, April 8th, but he slowed down
in the six, and was totally out of energy in the seventh.
Rubio floored him seven, forcing Lemieux’s trainers to throw
"After this humiliation against Rubio, I knew that my
preparation for this bout was questionable", said Lemieux."
I have a new trainer for two months (Marc Ramsay instead
Russ Anber), and I know now what I need to do to be
successful on the international level. I am working harder
then ever. December 10th, I will go in the ring with the
best mental and physical preparation of my life. It will be
a 12 rounds fight, and I would be not worry if the limit of
the fight would be 20 rounds!"
Lemieux (25-1-0) will fight the Montrealer Joachim Alcine
(32-2-1), a former WBA super welterweight champion of the
world, in a WBC international middleweight championship.
"I watched few tapes of fights involving Alcine, I know
perfectly what to expect," said Lemieux. "Joachim has
experience, he is an intelligent fighter, I am taking him
very seriously. But Alcine will have a big surprise if he
thinks he knows me. He will discover the "New" David
Lemieux. He will have to control a David Lemieux who is more
energic than ever. In training, I pushed my efforts to the
limit for two months. I am in hurry to see how Joachim will
react when I connect with my power shots. April 8th, I just
hit the ribs and the arms of Rubio, but Marco said to
Mexican journalists that I broke the bone of his right arm.
If Alcine wants to fight defensively, I will know how the
react, and he wants to take chances, to attack, good, the
crowd will have a very spectacular bout."