David Lemieux

David Lemieux

Date of Birth: 22nd December 1988
Class: Middleweight
Weight: 160lbs
Height: 5ft 9in (177cm)
Career Achievements

IBF World Middleweight Champion (2015)
NABF Middleweight Champion (2014)
WBC International Middleweight Champion (2010)
Canada Super-Middleweight Champion (2010)

Latest BoxNation Fight

17 October 2015 - TKO loss to Gennady Golovkin

A turbulent upbringing came to a grinding halt when David Lemieux found boxing and the discipline that the sport instils.

Walking into a gym from the age of nine, he went on to pick up the crown of Canadian Amateur Champion three times with a record of 91 wins and 12 loses.

With restrictions from the Canadian Boxing Federation, the Montreal born puncher turned over at 18 shortly making his debut thereafter.

Racing to 20-0 with no opponent hearing the final bell, his reputation was bubbling quite nicely and soon came a ranking within World governing bodies.

Five title fights followed, collecting the WBC Youth & WBC International Middleweight titles to go alongside the Canadian Super-Middleweight strap which gave the feared two handed banger a reputation as one of the most promising fighters in Canada.

In April 2011, his first real step up in class was Marco Antonio Rubio who travelled over from Mexico for a WBC Middleweight title eliminator. The first handful of rounds were largely dominated by the home fighter before Rubio came on strong sending the 26 year old sprawling to the canvas before the corner had seen enough and threw in the towel after a continued barrage in round 7.

It was a crushing blow and in his comeback fight Lemieux was on the wrong end of a majority decision loss to compatriot Joachim Alcine in the same venue as the Rubio defeat.

Credit to Lemieux, who regrouped and revaluated his training team after the back to back defeats spent 2012 and 2013 blitzing away the opponents laid out in front of him putting him back into the mix.

Capturing the NABF middleweight title against Fernando Guerrero in May 2014 followed by a quick defence over Gabriel Rosado threatened to open more doors.

With the IBF title being freed up following complications in Jermain Taylor’s personal life, Hassan N'Dam was handed a chance to fight for the vacant title against Lemieux in familiar surroundings at the Bell Centre in Montreal.

It was to prove a brutal slugfest, in which the home town fighter took the IBF World Title on points after an array of knockdowns to N’Dam who got up four times.

With a natural come forward style and pure dynamite flowing in both hands, he's certainly a fan friendly boxer.

Victory exposed the Canadian to the World stage and help set up a unification fight with the much feared Gennady Golovkin. Lemieux came up short, however, against a Golovkin masterclass live on BoxNation in October 2015.