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What’s Next for David Lemieux?

Photo by Ed Mulholland/HBO Boxing

Photo by Ed Mulholland/HBO Boxing

After a dominating performance over Marcos Reyes on the undercard of Canelo Alvarez vs. Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, former IBF Middleweight champion David Lemieux (38-3, 33 KOs) is looking for a chance at another title shot–or even just a shot in general.

There were many, including this writer, that thought Golden Boy Promotions would put Lemieux in with Canelo in September for Alvarez’s first test at Middleweight.

Instead, boxing’s next super fight was announced–Gennady Golovkin vs. Canelo Alvarez–and with that it leaves Lemieux waiting in the wings.

Here’s some possibilities for Lemieux going forward.

Gennady Golovkin vs. Daniel Jacobs - MVP RBRBoxing

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1. Middleweight Showdown with Daniel Jacobs: The second best fight that could be made in the division not involving Gennady Golovkin or Canelo Alvarez is against Daniel Jacobs.

This is a type of fight that would headline any Showtime or HBO card.

Would Golden Boy Promotions and Al Haymon make this big of a fight together? Truly a great fight, at least on paper.

2. Golovkin/Canelo winner next Spring: A chance to avenge his lost loss to GGG from October of 2015.

Or a possible blockbuster with Canelo and two Golden Boy stablemates.

3. WBA title shot against winner of Billy Joe Saunders vs. Avtandil Khurtsidze: Saunders-Lemieux in the UK would sell out.

If Lemieux can get a title shot versus either winner here, it sets up an undisputed Middleweight title clash down the line.

4. Move up to Super Middleweight. Lemieux has shown in the past he has had trouble making 160 pounds. In fact, his fight last Saturday night against Reyes was at a catch weight of 163 pounds.

His power would have no problems translating to the Super Middleweight division. Down the line, it might be time for some new blood for the Canadian.

Possible fights with the likes of James DeGale and Gilberto Ramirez are mouth watering for fans of the sweet science.


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