Hard-hitting middleweight David Lemieux impressed on the Showtime card by knocking Fernando Guerrero down four times en route to an explosive third round KO win.
Lemieux, 25, has now stopped 30 of his 32 opponents, without taking into consideration what look to be two surprising losses to Joachim Alcine and Marco Antonio Rubio on the kind of form he showed on Saturday night.
The Canadian is now in line for a potential world title fight in the next twelve months, although with the power he possesses, a clash with Gennady Golovkin would be a barnstormer if it could ever be made.
Due to Lemieux fighting on Showtime and Golovkin having ties to HBO, a clash looks unlikely to happen in the near future as ‘GGG’ also contemplates at move up the weight divisions to 168lbs.
Previously on the bill, Jermell Charlo failed to set the Bell Centre alight with his wide points win over Charlie Ohta in what was a messy bout that saw the American put on the canvas for the first time.
The 24 year-old was warned in the second round for a low blow, before the flash knockdown happened in the third, although apart from a deduction for Charlo in the ninth, the fight was a forgettable snoozefest.
Charlo got the job done with the scorecards reading 118-109 (twice) and 115-111, but the twin brother of Jermall will have to considerably up his excitement levels to extend his fanbase.
Earlier, light-heavyweight prospect Eleider ‘Storm’ Alvarez kept his unbeaten record intact with a ten-round points decision win over American Alexander ‘The Great’ Johnson.
The Canada-based Colombian improved his eye-catching record to 15-0 as all three judges carded 97-92 upon completion of the fight as Johnson dropped to 15-2.
In the following contest, Julian Williams also prolonged his undefeated streak at 154lbs with an eighth round knockout victory over Michael Medina.
Philadelphian Williams, 24, known as ‘J-Rock,’ is now 16-0-1, whilst the more experienced Medina suffered a fifth loss in 33 bouts.
More results to follow….
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