David Lemieux (40-4, 34KO) vs Tureano Johnson (20-2, 14KO)
12 Round Middleweight Bout
Coming off of his explosive first round knockout win over Gary “Spike” O’Sullivan in September, former middleweight titlist David Lemieux of Canada, looks to get back in the mix with the top dogs of the division Saturday night as he takes on Tureano Johnson of the Bahamas.
The power punching Lemieux will want to make a statement in the fight as the man he has his target set on, Canelo Alvarez, is the headliner to the card.
“I’m extremely ready and looking forward to my next fight against Johnson, I didn’t take a break since my last fight because I thought that I would be facing Canelo.
Training camp has been great. Johnson is a solid opponent. I’m ready for an explosive performance and a great victory to end the year in a great way.” Lemieux said.
Golden boy president Oscar De La Hoya, couldn’t be any more honest about the stakes for the Montreal based slugger.
“Lemieux knows that if he loses against Tureano Johnson he can forget about any shot with Canelo.” De La Hoya said.
Bahamian fighter Tureano Johnson has goals of his own in the division and there is no better time or place than Saturday night at Madison Square Garden to put everyone on notice that he intends on being a factor in 2019.
This will be Johnson’s first fight of the year as the last time he was in the ring he suffered a tough knockout loss to unbeaten Sergiy Dereveyenchenko in a IBF Title Eliminator.
The stakes are high. There is no belt, but relevancy in the middleweight division in 2019 is on the line.