Power Puncher Lemieux Elevates Self Into Title Picture, Blasts Out Guerrero

In the lead-in to the main event, David Lemiuex of Canada took on Fernando Guerrero of Maryland on Showtime, from the Bell Center, and Lemieux upped his status immensely with a KO-craving effort.

He sent Guerrero to the mat in the first, second, and then in the third, he walloped Guerrero mercilessly. After the second knockdown in the third, the rug was pulled out from Guerrero, who may well have chin issues to the extent that he might re-think this vocation.

The winner said after, to Jim Gray, that he’d love the winner of Peter Quillin-Danny Jacobs.

The 25 year old Lem gave up some reach to the 27-year-old Guerrero, but was ten pounds heavier on fight night, a light heavyweight in a middleweight tussle.

In the first, the lefty G looked to move, keep that chin safe. But Lem buzzed him, and the Canuck pressed. Down went G, with 12 seconds to go, and he was up with a couple ticks left. The buzz shot was a left hook, a quick snapper, and the ref missed a first knock.

In the second, Lem came forward with eagerness, sending the message that he wanted to stop this affair. G got on the unicycle, and pedaled furiously, as the round ticked down. A nasty gash appeared on G’s right eye. He landed a left hand, but then ate a couple, and down he went again. A right hand was the discombobulator.

In the third, G tried to string together some offense, get L off rhythm. No luck… The left hooks and right upper sent G down, and he was bleeding too much, and too messed up to continue, after he had to take a knee before that, and let the doc check him out. The end was 1:56, for the record.

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COMMENTS

-Radam G :

FG is terrible. And he was like a paralyzed deer in headlights. Talking about Eye of the Dear. Holla!


-oubobcat :

Guerrero has never been the same since he was knocked out by Grady Brewer a few years ago. Even in his wins he didn't look good and often times fought very tentative. He needs to take a long look at his career and seriously consider stepping away from the ring. Lemiuex is an action fighter. I think we all saw that. He still does not move his head and squares up way too much in the ring. His style and those liabilities will make for some very entertaining fights down the line. I wouldn't be surprised if we see Danny Jacobs in the ring with Lemiuex. I think Quillin is sitting on the sidelines for the time being waiting for Canelo to come up to Middleweight. A Jacobs-Lemieux fight though would be interesting and put the winner in a very good position in the Middleweight division. By the way, I would favor Jacobs over Lemiuex but give Lemiuex a very good punchers chance in that fight.


-The_King_AJ :

Guerrero has never been the same since he was knocked out by Grady Brewer a few years ago. Even in his wins he didn't look good and often times fought very tentative. He needs to take a long look at his career and seriously consider stepping away from the ring. Lemiuex is an action fighter. I think we all saw that. He still does not move his head and squares up way too much in the ring. His style and those liabilities will make for some very entertaining fights down the line. I wouldn't be surprised if we see Danny Jacobs in the ring with Lemiuex. I think Quillin is sitting on the sidelines for the time being waiting for Canelo to come up to Middleweight. A Jacobs-Lemieux fight though would be interesting and put the winner in a very good position in the Middleweight division. By the way, I would favor Jacobs over Lemiuex but give Lemiuex a very good punchers chance in that fight.
Meh... Lemiuex needs to get a new trainer and focus on his defence and general patience. It's going to harm him for him to be sold as an 'action fighter'. The dude is just a very good puncher that's all but lacking in many other areas. Jacobs vs Lemieux is a terrible idea tbh and unrealistic. The last thing Jacob wants right now is a fighter like Lemiuex after his return to action from the Pirog KO loss (I miss Pirog, he still got a shoulder injury?). Lemiuex has only managed to find success because Middleweight right now is a terrible division with only 2 legit fighters, Golovkin and Murray. Middleweight in a few years, wow, it's going to be incredible.. Derevyanchenko, Korobov, Khytrov, Canelo, Golub, Golovkin, Murata, Jacobs


-The Commish :

I don't think talk of a Jacobs v Lemieux fight is so ridiculous, expecially if it means a title shot for the winner. Jacobs, like Lemieux, can whack. However, Jacobs also can box. He will pick Lemieux apart, wear him down and stop him. Then it be longtime friends Jacobs and Peter Quillin doing battle. -Randy G.


-brownsugar :

Rubio easily defused the Concussive Canadian and I'm glad to see his return from the reconditioning plant is showing no signs of being in need of further repair. Lemieux is still a frenetic ball of energy although a bit more focused and a little more discreet this time around. Unfortunately Gurerro's days in the top twenty are numbered. Guererro hasn't been the same since he was sidelined by Brewster with a bodyshot several years ago.....Even his avid but waning supporters are rapidly departing his once promising bandwagon. Lemieux will struggle with the better boxers... I'd love to see how he fairs with Canelo who will need a solid test when he moves up to middleweight. He's a little raw still but he can conceal his deficiencies from limited fighters like Guerrero.


-oubobcat :

I don't think talk of a Jacobs v Lemieux fight is so ridiculous, expecially if it means a title shot for the winner. Jacobs, like Lemieux, can whack. However, Jacobs also can box. He will pick Lemieux apart, wear him down and stop him. Then it be longtime friends Jacobs and Peter Quillin doing battle. -Randy G.
Jacobs needs a bigger fight and as of the moment it does not appear that there are plans for him and Quillin to fight. So where else does Jacobs turn? He can't keep fighting the likes of Milton Nunez forever. I actually think Al Haymon is going to push for a Lemiuex-Jacobs fight and try to place it underneath Stevenson-Hopkins. Haymon is a smart guy and knows Lemiuex has trouble against boxers. He also knows Lemiuex has a suspect chin. It would be a risk but a calculated risk for Jacobs. With a win, Jacobs now forces himself into a big fight and bigger payday at 160 in addition to making a name for himself in the expanding Montreal boxing scene. For Lemieux, its also a calculated risk. He knows about the Pirog fight for Jacobs and will hope to catch him. Again, eventually Lemiuex has to step it up some if he wants to fight bigger fights for bigger paydays. A win over Jacobs and he puts himself in position for say a future Canelo fight. A loss and he can still make money fighting on the Montreal scene and would not be absolutely devastating to his career. I think this fight is going to get made and like I stated earlier probably be the chief support to Stevenson-Hopkins later this year.