David Lemieux, left, handed Gabe Rosado, right, a defeat on Saturday night (Photo: Twitter)
By Chris Robinson
On Saturday night, inside of Barclay’s Center in Brooklyn, New York, heavy-hitting Canadian David Lemieux stopped the always-game Gabe Rosado in the tenth round of a dandy of a fight.
Lemieux scores his 12th straight victory, as the 25-year old goes to 33-2 with 31 knockouts.
Lemieux fought Rosado (21-9, 13 KO’s) strong from the outset and seemed to be in control in the first two rounds, even scoring a knockdown in the third. Rosado showed his mettle in the rounds after, as he began to up his work rate a bit in an effort to keep pace with Lemieux’s dogged attack.
Rosado saw his left eye become severely bruised from Lemieux’s attack and cited that specific injury for affecting his vision during the match.
For Lemieux, who is riding high once again with his career, he stayed classy in victory.
“I wanted to show all I could do,” said Lemieux. “Rosado was even better than I thought. Hats off to him.”
“Rosado wanted to take me in deep waters,” Lemieux added. “I said I would be prepared for a 12 resound fight.”
Lemieux says he is ready for the likes of Gennady Golovkin, Peter Quillin, and Miguel Cotto.
It is the Kazakhstan native Golovkin, the game’s reigning middleweight champion, who the fans would like to see him face most.
“I’m willing to fight everybody,” said Lemieux. “Gennady Golovkin, I’m not scared of him.”
Chris Robinson can be reached at CRobinson@hustleboss.com