BoxNation has added the exciting clash between Quebec puncher David Lemieux and number one contender Hassan N’Dam for the vacant IBF middleweight world title on June 20 to its sizzling summer schedule.
The 160-pound duo will meet in Montreal, Canada at the Bell Centre as they compete for the middleweight crown in a division stacked from top to bottom with star-studded talent.
The bout will hold particular interest for Irish fight fans, not just because N’Dam is Irish managed and has fought in Dublin before, but because if he claims the middleweight strap a defence against Derry’s Eamonn O’Kane is quite possible.
Hard-hitting Lemieux, with a record of 31 knockouts from 33 wins, first captured the attention of the boxing world during his impressive win against Gabriel Rosado in Brooklyn, New York last year.
When the IBF middleweight title became vacant, the confrontation between Lemieux, who is currently ranked fourth in the world by the IBF, and number one contender N’Dam became eminent.
The division is currently stacked with world-class names including Kazakh assassin Gennady Golovkin and Puerto Rican legend Miguel Cotto.
“It was really important for my team and I to bring this fight here to Quebec,” said Lemieux. “The fans here have supported me from the beginning of my career and for that I am extremely grateful. I want to live this significant moment of my career with Quebecers and will do all that I can for them to be proud of me. I am ready to offer the very best of myself. Those close to me and my fans will see all the blood they want!”
“I’m thrilled to be fighting for the middleweight championship,” said N’Dam. “I’ve very thankful and I look forward to fighting in Montreal and leaving with the title.”
The undercard will feature some of the most talented boxers in Quebec, including Dierry Jean (28-1, 20 KOs), Schiller Hyppolite (15-1, 10 KOs), Ghislain Maduma (16-1, 10 KOs), Steven Butler (11-0, 9 KOs), Mian Hussain (11-0, 6 KOs), Ayaz Hussain (5-0, 3 KOs), Yves Ulysse Jr. (6-0, 4 KOs) and Mathieu Germain (1-0).
The stacked bill joins a cracking summer line-up on BoxNation which sees a host of top class action including Cotto vs. Daniel Geale this Saturday, Nicholas Walters vs. Miguel Marriaga, Tim Bradley vs. Jessie Vargas, Terry Flanagan vs. Jose Zepeda, Frank Buglioni vs. Lee Markham and Sergey Kovalev vs. Nadjib Mohammedi.
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