David Lemieux breathed new life into his career with a brutal and efficient third round KO Saturday night on Showtime’s Stevenson vs. Fonfara undercard.
Billed as a crossroads fight, the fight was determined by durability. Both landed flush shots, but Lemieux’s hooks and power proved more damaging. Guerrero was cut badly over his right eye courtesy of Lemieux’s left hook, and tasted the canvas three times, the last coming via a brutal right uppercut.
The win raises Lemieux’s record to 32-2 (30 KOs). Going into Saturday night, Lemieux was ranked #7 by the IBF, #12 by the WBO and #13 by the WBC. In his post-fight interview, Lemieux confirmed his willingness to face the winner of the proposed WBO championship match-up between title-holder Peter Quillin and Danny Jacobs.[youtube http://youtu.be/JOzHJ3WOYsM]