David Lemieux Puts Camacho Jr. To Sleep in Round One (KO FOOTAGE)

Posted: October 29, 2010 by Ismael AbduSalaam in Fight Reports
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What was supposed to be a test for David Lemieux turned into a quick workout. In his Montreal hometown, the 21-year-old prospect made easy work of Hector Camacho Jr., blitzing the ring veteran with a highlight-reel first round KO.

In the first minute, Lemieux took his time feeling out his opponent’s southpaw stance. Camacho Jr. himself was tentative as well, backpedaling and holding whenever Lemieux came forward with lead right hands.

By the middle of the round, David Lemieux already begun to find the range for his right hand, the consensus money punch to land on a southpaw. He stunned Camacho Jr. with a right hook, causing him to fall forward and hold. Lemieux began mixing the right to the body and head, making Camacho Jr. retreat in hopes of making it through the round.

With less than 10 seconds remaining, Camacho Jr. backed into the ropes, and was caught flush upstairs with a compact Lemieux right hook. Camacho Jr.’s body went rigid, and he slowly collapsed on flat on his back. Sprawled out and unable to be saved by the bell, he could only muster raising his head and shoulders off the mat before being counted out.

The win raises David Lemieux’s record to 24-0 with 23 KOs. The fight marks his third consecutive win that’s ended in the first or second round. Hector Camacho Jr. falls to 52-4-1 (28 KOs).

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If you missed it, wait until footage on the KO shot hits YouTube. Once it landed you knew Camacho was done. Mark it down as a Knockout of the Year candidate.

There has been justifiable doubt of Lemieux’s power considering the level of opposition he’s faced. But tonight he’s gone a long way to legitimizing his power. And it’s not thudding, wear you down power. Lemieux’s has that shock to your system, one-punch KO power. It’s an equalizer that can turn a fight’s momentum instantly. It makes him dangerous, and very exciting to watch.

The biggest upsides on David Lemieux is that he’s 21 years old, and competing in a wide open middleweight division. When you add Lucian Bute at super-middleweight, and Jean Pascal at light-heavyweight, Canadian boxing fans have a lot to cheer about these days.

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