David Lemieux and Hassan N’Dam to Fight for Vacant IBF Title

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Middleweight slugger David Lemieux (33-2, 31 KOs) is set to take on Hassan N’Dam (31-1, 18 KOs) for the vacant IBF Middleweight title that was recently stripped of Jermain Taylor.

A date and a location have yet to be announced, but the fight promises to be a good match of vastly different styles.

Lemieux, 26, of Montreal, Canada is coming off impressive stoppage wins against Fernando Guerrero last April and against Gabriel Rosado in December.

Lemieux was relentless in both fights and scored knockdowns before ending both fights by knockout.

“Finally, a world championship fight! You can run but you can’t hide! We’re ready!,” said Lemieux in a recent press release.

N’Dam, on the other hand, recently outclassed Curtis Stevens in October for a chance at the IBF Middleweight crown.

The native of France used a quick jab and even quicker footwork to completely flummox Stevens for most of the fight.

N’Dam will have his second chance at a world title after losing his WBO strap against Peter Quillin in 2012–a fight in which he was knocked down six times–while Lemieux will have his first chance after losses against Marco Antonio Rubio and Joachim Alcine sidelined his opportunity for several years.

In this interesting clash of styles, who wins?

Does N’Dam have the footwork and pop to keep Lemieux off him? Or will Lemieux score another impressive knockout and his first world title?

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