Lemieux Flattens Stevens

By Robert Ecksel on March 11, 2017
Lemieux Flattens Stevens
“I told you what I was going to do. It was checkmate.” (Eye of the Tiger Management)

The referee Charlie Fitch didn’t bother with the count. Stevens was unconscious before he hit the deck and was out cold for four minutes…

Saturday night at the Turning Stone Resort & Casino in Verona, New York, in a fight televised live on HBO Boxing After Dark, former IBF middleweight champion David Lemieux (37-3, 33 KOs), the knockout artist from Montreal, Quebec, Canada, knocked out WBC Continental Americas middleweight champion Curtis Stevens (29-6, 21 KOs), from Brooklyn, New York, at 1:59 of the third round.

Fighting out of the red corner in black trunks with gold trim, Lemieux asserted himself in the first round. He landed a big right hand at 1:25 that drove his opponent to the ropes. Stevens covered up and got in a few shots of his own, but with the round drawing to a close, Lemieux hurt Stevens again, this time with a big left hook. Lemieux threw a career high 117 punches and landed 42 of them (35.9%) in round one. The war was on and it looked like Lemieux was winning the battle.

Stevens, fighting out of the blue corner in white trunks with black and gold trim, brought his heart and power with him into the ring. He landed some solid shots of his own in the first two rounds, but Lemieux was doing most of the damage. The Brownsville Bomber was still in it, however, albeit not for long.

Between rounds two and three Lemieux’s cornerman told him, “I want you to work the jab. You have to keep some distance between you and him. That’s the drill: box, box, box and box.”

Lemieux did not take those words to heart. Stevens started the third by landing a left hook. Lemieux connected with several jabs. He landed a straight right hand followed by a left hook at the same time Stevens launched a left hook of his own. Lemieux’s landed first and Stevens went down hard. The referee Charlie Fitch didn’t bother with the count. Stevens was unconscious before he hit the deck and was out cold for four minutes.

It wasn’t until he was strapped to a stretcher to be carried from the ring to Oneida Medical Center that Stevens raised his hands to indicate that he was alive.

“I told you what I was going to do tonight and I did it,” said Lemieux after the fight. “I hope he’s healthy. It was checkmate, it’s a perfect connection. It’s what we practiced and what we’ve been looking to do.”

Lemieux is back in a big way and it felt like he’d never been away.

“I told you guys where I was going to be and I said it and I did it. I think the fans want to see great fights and I have great fights to give.”

According to CompuBox, Lemieux landed 93 off 266 total punches (35%) to 39 of 105 (34.3%) for Stevens. Lemieux landed 26 of 146 jabs (17.8%) to 4 of 23 (17.4%) for his opponent. Lemieux also connected with 67 of 120 power punches (58%) to 32 of 82 (39%) for Curtis Stevens, and the last one made all the difference.

Lemieux has already fought and lost to Gennady Golovkin. Tonight he earned his shot at Canelo Alvarez.

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  1. nonprophet 06:55am, 03/16/2017

    “@nonprophet-Too late! Already washed down my burnt bacon and egg sandwich with two ice cold, frosty Buds!”

    It figures. “Irish-Nazi” (that’s your new name). 

    But keep in mind that it’s never too late to hop “on the wagon” or at the least, post PRIOR to getting lit on (just) two Buds? 

    Oh hell, what the heck….in YOUR particular case, sobering up for a moment probably wouldn’t matter.  Your brain seems irreversibly fried….even more so perhaps, than those burnt eggs you ate.

  2. tetumbo 12:41pm, 03/15/2017

    “. . . was that a tip of the hat to Artie on Larry Sanders?” (lol) Nice Catch LUCAS. one of my favorite characters of one of my all time favorite shows.

  3. Koolz 10:56am, 03/15/2017

    Don’t care about your guys agendas, psychology, or being lost in the world of history…

    Instead!  https://www.youtube.com/watch?list=PL0wP7ybb2nT4rcF6dUSvAcPblstxA6—u&v=pSh5pVw0tdE

    Derevyanchenko vs Russell!  Hahaha Dervychenko’s team said he needs two years before he would be ready to fight GGG. 
    This is a good fight.

  4. Lucas McCain 05:37am, 03/14/2017

    Tetumbo:  was that a tip of the hat to Artie on Larry Sanders?

  5. Koolz 10:53am, 03/13/2017

    Irish your on to something.

    Now it’s time for some real history for the world.  There is no such thing as Semitic Jew.  Jews are not Semitic, Arabs are.  And you wish to know more there are plenty of books on this.

    Back to boxing folks.

  6. Huey Lewis And The News 08:19am, 03/13/2017

    It’s hip to be square.

  7. tetumbo 08:11am, 03/13/2017

    “be there or be square!”? i can do Both.

  8. Captain MAGA 07:25am, 03/13/2017

    Irish…Top of the morning to ya, lad. I might just drizzle a little Irish whiskey in me coffee to get the day started right. Like everyone else,  I get more Irish the closer we get to the 17th. But first, me gotz to find me Lucky Charms.

  9. Irish Frankie Crawford Beat Saijo aka Gimpel 07:08am, 03/13/2017

    @nonprophet-Too late! Already washed down my burnt bacon and egg sandwich with two ice cold, frosty Buds! @tetumbo-Paddy’s Pig playing at the Colodado Belle March 17-19…. be there or be square!

  10. tetumbo 06:41am, 03/13/2017

    meanwhile, Lemieux looked good and made incremental progress towards serious contention. however, he’s already been decisively outboxed by a plodding Gennady who despite his own porous defense was able to thoroughly neutralize and counter Lemieux’s with virtual impunity. he’s also been convincingly outpunched by a rugged Rubio. both of these losses reveal that whether it be due to size, skills, and/or ring-smarts, Lemieux is a live but limited dog when it comes to serious or sustained title-contention. i think he bolsters a fight-card on the undercard but don’t anticipate that he’ll ever be able to carry a PPV fight-card on his own or any more than Gennady or Rubio can.

  11. tetumbo 06:34am, 03/13/2017

    “This is a BOXING thread you shithead, not World Nut Daily . . . Do your posting BEFORE you start drinking and drugging.” NONPROPHET, Co-Sign. while ranting against the “stupid and shitty” he exposes himself as being the STUPIDEST and SHITTIEST of them all.

  12. nonprophet 06:29am, 03/13/2017

    Hey, Irish Frankie.  Shut the fuck up asshole.  This is a BOXING thread you shithead, not World Nut Daily.  Nobody gives a fuck about your ignorant political opinions.  Give it a rest for crying out loud.  Do your posting BEFORE you start drinking and drugging…..SHEESH!!!

  13. Irish Frankie Crawford Beat Saijo aka Gimpel 05:00am, 03/13/2017

    Good God Almighty! You Obamunists are stupid…..stupid and shitty…..stupid and shitty and mean…..no really….. you fukers are way….way….beyond the pale! Example: Anti-Semitic Jews….what the fuk is that?! Are you fukin’ craaaaazy?! Of course you are! Now…. get the fuk out of the way!

  14. Captain MAGA 10:24am, 03/12/2017

    All Time Best Frenchie Fighters
    1. Marcel Cerdan
    2. Georges Carpentier
    3. Marcel Thil
    4. Eugene Criqui
    5. Fabrice Tiozzo
    6. Laurent Dauthuille
    *Honorable mentions to The French Angel & GSP. teehee. Only kidding. The French Angel was quite the looker though. Wouldn’t want to run into that guy in a dark alley or a bad dream.

  15. Irish Frankie Crawford Beat Saijo aka Gimpel 08:29am, 03/12/2017

    Canelo’s resume bears a re-exam….really….Trout, Mosely, Cotto go the distance…..chinny Kahn and Kirkland get creamed. Floyd stung him enough to make him behave.

  16. Irish Frankie Crawford Beat Saijo aka Gimpel 07:46am, 03/12/2017

    No plug stupid matchups for this guy please….only fighters that are willing to meet him in the middle of the ring need apply!

  17. Irish Frankie Crawford Beat Saijo aka Gimpel 07:38am, 03/12/2017

    God only knows….without that thick beard cushioning the blow!

  18. Moon Man 06:32am, 03/12/2017

    Frenchie looked pretty good here, but getting past that Irish kid from Mexico is another story altogether.

  19. Moon Man 06:13am, 03/12/2017

    Wow. Right plane, but wrong airport. I called for a decision win for the Canadian. I guess Lemieux adopted the Marciano theory of why waltz around with a guy for 12 rounds when you can knock him the fruck out in 3.

  20. Koolz 05:33am, 03/12/2017

    Estrada vs Salas


    Estrada looking for that rematch with Gonzalez.

  21. Koolz 05:04am, 03/12/2017

    damn that was something!  I mean right on the chin.  If that didn’t happen both fighters would have been out of steam by round seven.  The fight took off and they were throwing power shots in the first round and not stopping.


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