David Benavidez Obliterates Lemieux In Third Round Destruction!

David Benavidez Dominates Lemieux in Short Order

David Benavidez poses at weigh-in for David Lemieux bout
David Benavidez

David Benavidez Stays Perfect by Stopping David Lemieux!


In the wake of his last tour of duty, super middleweight boxer David “Red Flag” Benavidez (26-0, 23 KO’s) snagged a fresh victory. The high-volume fighter pulled this off by defeating accomplished veteran David Lemieux (43-5, 36 KO’s) by way of third round knockout. While Lemieux is not the opponent that he wanted to face, Red Flag will happily add his scalp to the twenty five previous prizes.

With this assignment out of the way, Benavidez can resume his pursuit of more significant names in the division. For example, if given his way, Red Flag would love to hop in the ring to duel WBC middleweight champion Jermall Charlo or his long-time division rival Caleb Plant. These are two prizefights that the Arizonian has poured a great deal of energy into securing. Let’s see if this latest win will lead to the finalization of one of those dustups.

Obviously, this is a dire outcome for Lemieux who was still testing the waters at super middleweight. On the one hand, it was not his first rodeo in the division. However, Benavidez was his best opposition there by leaps and bounds. Clearly, it did not go the way that he planned. It will be interesting to see if he remains there, opts to drop back down in weight or flat out retires.

THROW IN THE DAMN TOWEL!

Lemieux opened the match aggressively attempting to jab his way on the inside. In response, Benavidez did a great job of preventing this by keeping him on the end of his jab. In the final forty-five seconds however, Lemieux was badly hurt by a left hook and spent the final moments getting hammered in the corner. It was a minor miracle that he neither went down or had the fight stopped at that point. To start the second period, Lemieux was knocked down and on the wrong side of the ropes.

David Lemieux absorbs a beating from Benavidez

The Canadian would display unbelievable heart by never giving up or taking a willing backwards step. By the end of the period, he was terribly bruised and steadily bleeding from the left eye. After watching Red Flag pop their fighter’s head back like a Pez dispenser with his jab, Lemieux’s own corner threw in the towel to save their man from himself in the third.

David Benavidez wins stoppage victory over Lemieux

Sadly for Team Lemieux, he was not able to get any offense going. In fact, outside of heart, which he showed a ton of, Lemieux didn’t do much other than absorb a vicious beat down. It goes without saying that this was a sensational win for Benavidez.

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By: Bakari Simpson

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