Undercard Watch:David Lemieux vs Tureano Johnson

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.

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David Lemieux looks to build on the momentum of his first round knockout of Gary O’ Sullivan in September on the undercard of Canelo vs Golovkin 2.

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.

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Tureano Johnson plans to work his way back into contention in the middleweight division on Saturday night.

This current fight is a great opportunity for me to prove that I am able to fight the best and I deserve to be a world champion. David is an incredible opponent with a very elaborate record that speaks for itself,” Johnson said.

“He’s a very strong puncher, but I have learned some new techniques that will give me the upper hand.”

The stakes are high. There is no belt, but relevancy in the middleweight division in 2019 is on the line.

 

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