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Staff Predictions | David Lemieux vs. Curtis Stevens

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On Saturday, March 11, 2017, hard-hitting Middleweights David Lemieux (36-3, 32 KOs) and Curtis Stevens (29-5, 21 KOs) step into the ring in a scheduled 12-round matchup from the Turning Stone Resort & Casino in Verona, New York

Each man is trying to climb back into title contention after suffering a setbacks, namely stoppage defeats against the Middleweight freight train known as Gennady Golovkin.

Read on for Round By Round Boxing‘s staff predictions for Lemieux vs. Stevens and let us know who you think will win.

Round By Round Boxing Staff Predictions - 2017

NameWinLossTotal FightsWin Percentage
Alan Garcia3140.75
Alex Burgos77140.5
Amber Williams73100.7
Andrew Kang3031
Ardy Ajoste000!ERROR! division by zero
Brandon Glass5160.83333333333333
Chris Nicastro6390.66666666666667
CJ Halloran7310!ERROR! division by zero
Ismael Gallardo000!ERROR! division by zero
Jack O'Connell1450.2
Joseph Rodriguez831111
Julio Sanchez1120.5
Liam Brady94130.69230769230769
Marilyn Paulino000!ERROR! division by zero
Merissa Dyer000!ERROR! division by zero
Michael Burnell85130.61538461538462
Milo Taibi0110
Porfirio Barron Jr.000!ERROR! division by zero
Robert Contreras1011
Sarah Gruber5380.625
Shelbi Keyes1011
Tony Calcara000!ERROR! division by zero
Ty Paul7290.77777777777778


David Lemieux
vs.
Curtis Stevens

Photo by Ed Mulholland/HBO

Liam Brady, Graphic Designer/Staff Writer

I am picking David Lemieux in a competitive fight, by decision. I feel he has the edge in power, though Curtis Stevens has showed grit and a great chin, particularly against Gennady Golovkin.

Therefore, I do not see a knockout for Lemieux. Instead, I see Lemieux taking the fight to Stevens, while hardly taking a backwards step. I think Stevens will return the favor, but I see Lemieux imposing his pressure, and will, more.

As a result, I see Lemieux taking the victory in what should be a good back-and-forth scrap.

Prediction: Lemieux

 

Amber Williams, Photographer

Prediction: Lemieux

 

Ty Paul, Staff Writer

Boxing After Dark on HBO is back and comes with a punch with an very intriguing Middleweight clash. You could label this as almost a “crossroads” fight for both Middleweight contenders, as both look to be scavenging for world title fights again in the near future.

With both fighters exchanging a war of words on Twitter, I can see both coming out ready to exchange. David LemieuxΒ is a pressure, come-forward fighter who really is not the most defensive fighter, but showed a good enough chin and took some serious shots against Gennady Golovkin.

Curtis Stevens, the shorter more compact power puncher, might try to wear Lemieux down in the later rounds with his boxing. It’s a hard fight to call to be honest.

One punch from either fighter could end it early. Lemieux, the younger and more versatile fighter has looked better to me recently. I like the Canadian by decision.

Prediction: Lemieux

 

Alex Burgos, Editor-in-Chief

I agree with Abel Sanchez in that this could be a barn burner or a stinker. If David Lemieux and Curtis Stevens are too cautious of one another’s power, it could mean I’ll be drooling by Round 4.

But, I suspect that the bad blood is enough for each to take some risks and land something meaningful. I don’t think this one goes the distance and I can see either one landing a fight-changing shot, but I think Lemieux’s got more tools in the shed and his ability to setup the three-and-four punch combinations should allow him to take this one.

Prediction: Lemieux


HBO Boxing
Weigh-In Results

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David Lemieux 159 lbs.

Curtis Stevens 158.25 lbs.

Photo by Ed Mulholland/HBO

Yuriorkis Gamboa 131 lbs.

Rene Alvarado 130.25 lbs.

 

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