Former IBF middleweight champion David Lemieux (37-3, 33 KOs) says he’s going to make a statement against his opponent Marco Reyes (35-4, 26 KOs) in knocking him out in their co-feature fight on the Saul “Canelo” Alvarez vs. Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. card on May 6th on HBO pay-per-view at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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Lemieux and Reyes have a high visibility spot on the card. The fight could be seen by as many as 1 million households in the U.S alone on May 6th. There will be many more boxing fans watching the Canelo-Chavez Jr. card in Mexico, Canada and worldwide. This is Lemieux’s chance to put in a strong showing and make a case that it should be him that faces Canelo in September rather than Gennady Golovkin or Chavez Jr. in a rematch.
“Reyes is a solid opponent, but I am very confident in my abilities. I don’t think he will last long in the ring against me. I intend to make another statement on May 6,” said Lemieux about his fight with Reyes.
Lemieux destroyed Curtis Stevens by a vicious 3rd round knockout on March 11 last month in one of the mist impressive knockouts of the Canadian fighter’s career. It was Lemieux’s 3rd win since being knocked out by punching machine Gennady “GGG” Golovkin in October 2015.
“I’m in better shape than I was against Stevens. I only took a week off before heading back to the gym. I could not pass up the opportunity to fight on the May 6th card as the co-main event for Canelo vs. Chavez Jr,” said Lemieux.