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Lemieux Passes Test Against Rosado

Glax0r's Photo Glax0r 08 Dec 2014

Lemieux passes test against Rosado


Originally Published: December 8, 2014
By Dan Rafael | ESPN.com

A roundup of the past week's notable boxing results from around the world:

Saturday at Brooklyn, N.Y.
David Lemieux TKO10 Gabriel Rosado Middleweight
Records: Lemieux (33-2, 31 KOs); Rosado (21-9, 13 KOs)
Rafael's remarks: As soon as this fight was made between Lemieux, the massive Montreal puncher, and Rosado, the Philadelphia warrior, expectations were for an action-packed fight. This fight definitely lived up to those expectations as they engaged in a rock 'em, sock 'em brawl that had the crowd of 6,532 at the Barclays Center cheering throughout.
The purpose of the fight, besides hoping it would produce great action for the fans in the arena and for those watching the HBO "Boxing After Dark" main event, was to give a big test to Lemieux, 25. If he could pass the test, Lemieux, who was fighting outside of Quebec for the first time, could quickly find himself on the short list to challenge titleholder and fan favorite Gennady Golovkin next summer, assuming Golovkin beats Martin Murray in a Feb. 21 defense. Who better to test a young fighter than Rosado, the battle-tested, two-time world title challenger who always comes to fight? Although it turned out to be a one-sided Lemieux domination, this was no easy fight at all. Rosado was in there swinging away and making Lemieux work for everything, despite a terribly swollen left eye.

Lemieux, who is a vicious puncher, took control of the fight in the third round when he hurt Rosado with a left hook and then dropped him to a knee with an uppercut later in the round. Lemieux had Rosado in big trouble for the remainder of the round. That was also when Rosado's left eye turned into a swollen, back-and-blue wreck that was hampering his vision. Rosado said during his postfight interview that he saw three of Lemieux for the rest of the bout. And after being examined by a doctor after the bout, Rosado said that his orbit bone was broken. In previous fights, including knockouts in title fights to Golovkin and Peter Quillin, it was cuts that did in Rosado. This time it was swelling as he dropped to 0-4 with a no contest in his last five official boxing matches (not counting his unofficial Big Knockout Boxing knockout victory over Bryan Vera in August, an impressive performance that helped him earn this fight)....

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Antonious's Photo Antonious 10 Dec 2014

Lemiex looked like a beast.


Still can't believe rubio koed this guy.


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