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David Lemieux: "I Want To Fight For A World Championship, I Have To Stay Undefeated"

By Daniel Cloutier

MONTRÉAL — Ranked third contender by the WBC, fourth by the WBA and fifth by the WBO, the Montrealer super middleweight David Lemieux is in real good position to fight for a world championship bout in the 168 pounds division next year. But Lemieux knows he has to stay undefeated in his next bouts.

Saturday evening in Shawinigan, Québec, Lemieux will be involved in the main event of a boxing show presented by the promoter Camille Estephan, from The Eye Of The Tiger Management Group.
Lemieux (41-4-0) will face Francy Ntetu (17-3-0), a fighter from Congo living in Chicoutimi, Québec.

“I am perfectly prepared for this challenge, and I am impatient to be in the ring,” said Lemieux at the weigh in held at the Shawinigan Arena. “If Ntetu thinks he can surprise me, he will have a surprise Saturday evening. I know he is courageous and a tough fighter, but I know I have the weapons necessary to win this fight.”

Lemieux believes that 2021 will be a fascinating year for him. “My goal is to obtain a super middleweight world championship bout in 2021, but now, I got to keep my concentration on Ntetu,” said Lemieux. “Staying undefeated in my next fights is crucial.”

Marc Ramsay, Lemieux’s trainer, is more than satisfied by the preparation of his fighter. “It will a tough fight but I am sure that David will deliver a great performance Saturday evening,” said Ramsay. “He got a great training camp. I am positive he will fight with intensity and a perfect concentration. N’tetu has a solid experience, he is though and courageous, then, David needs to be at his best Saturday evening. I am positive he will at his best. David is ranked among the best contenders by the WBC, the WBA and the WBO, then, he is certainly in good position to dispute eventually a super middleweight world championship bout.”

Two NABF championships bout will be presented before the main event.

The heavyweight Russian Arslanbek Makhmudov (10-0-0), who is living in Montréal, will fight Dillon Carman (14-5-0, from Toronto), in a NABF title bout, and the super middleweight Lexon Mathieu (8-0-0), from Québec City, will face Tim Cronin (12-4-2), from Etobicoke, Ontario, in a NABF 168 pounds championship.

This boxing show card is limited to three bouts.

At the weigh in, supervised by Québec Federation pro boxing, Lemieux posted an official weight of 167.4 pounds, NTetu 168, Makhmudov 262.6, Caman 237.8, Mathieu 167 and Cronin 166 pounds.


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