Lemieux Crushes Guerrero

By Robert Ecksel on May 25, 2014
Lemieux Crushes Guerrero
Lemieux's old-school intensity overwhelmed Guerrero. (Stephanie Trapp/Showtime)

David Lemieux, Canada’s favorite son, pulverized Fernardo Guerrero, before stopping him at 1:56 of the third round…

Saturday night at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Canada, as the co-main of Stevenson vs. Fonfara, Canada’s own David Lemieux (32-2, 30 KOs) pulverized Fernardo Guerrero (26-3, 19 KOs), originally from the Dominican Republic, before stopping him at 1:56 of the third round.

Fighting out of the red corner in black trunks trimmed in gold, the hard hitting Lemieux was expected to have a tougher time, and that’s how it looked as the fight began.

Guerrero, fighting out of the blue corner in red, white and blue trunks, was boxing beautifully, jabbing, moving, keeping his distance. Then a counter left hook from Lemieux caught Guerrero and the fight changed in an instant.

The referee Michael Griffin missed the call, but the thousands in attendance and the millions watching at home did not. A second knockdown with just 10 seconds left in round one all but sealed Guerrero’s fate.

At the start of round two, Lemieux smelled blood. He was walking down his hurt opponent, driving him to the ropes with a commendable killer instinct. Another hook dropped him. Guerrero bravely got to his feet, where another hook put him down again. The blood Lemieux smelled was a taste of the future; Guerrero was bleeding profusely from a cut over his right eye.

Guerrero was getting the living daylights beaten out of him in round three and took a knee while gesturing toward his eye. The action resumed along with Lemieux’s old-school intensity. A right uppercut caught Guerrero and he went down a fourth (or fifth) time. The ref stopped counting at seven.

“Fernando Guerrero is a very strong fighter, very tough,” said Lemieux after the bout, “so I wasn’t surprised that he would get back up when I knocked him down. But once I started landing my power I could see that things changed in his eyes.”

It was just what the broadcast needed after 12 turgid rounds of Jermell Charlo. It also set the table for the main event to follow.

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  1. Irish Frankie Crawford Beat Saijo aka Gimpel 02:22pm, 05/26/2014

    David has come a long way since he first appeared with Russ Anber in those instructional videos….still…..even then you could see that he had the makings of a real fighter….if he stayed the course….. which he did….but who could have predicted that seemingly shy kid would become such a destructive force.

  2. Irish Frankie Crawford Beat Saijo aka Gimpel 10:30pm, 05/25/2014

    How about a Rubio sandwich….or even an Alcine burger?

  3. Thresher 07:19am, 05/25/2014

    David has always been one of my favorite fighters. My good buddy Russ Anber trained him through Rubio. He hits like a sledge hammer. If its excitement you want, David is the man and he could very well KO Quillin.

    He is like a mini-Ernie Shavers.

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