The trash talk between Spike O’Sullivan (28-3, 20 KOs) and David Lemieux (40-4, 33 KOs) did not live up to the hype.
Lemieux knocked out O’Sullivan with his trademark left hook to win by TKO in the first round Saturday at the T-Mobile Arena.
“This was my lesson to him, to be humble,” said Lemieux. “I’m tired of these world champions smash talking just to promote their fights. I want to be able to teach my kids and the kids that follow me to be respectful and to never call out a fighter and keep it professional. I hope he learns to be humble, or be humbled.”
This was the first time O’Sullivan has been down in his career but said afterwards that he was in there against a heavier fighter. Lemieux rehydrated to 180 pounds.
“Unfortunately, this is boxing,” said O’Sullivan. “I got caught, and it just so happens it was a 179 [pound] Light Heavyweight who caught me. That was a big weight discrepancy at fight time.”
Lemieux landed 22 of 79 total punches and 19 of 36 power punches while O’Sullivan landed eight of 25 total punches and four of 10 power punches.
Max Kellerman asked Lemieux about the main event and he said they are two excellent fighters and he is looking forward to fighting the winner.
“There is no Middleweight like David Lemieux,” said Lemieux. “I fought Golovkin at his peak, maybe Golovkin will fight Lemieux at his peak.”
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