David Lemieux expects 2021 to be busy. He said his interview with Robert Talarek was “the beginning of great struggles.”
To get there, Lemieux must first successfully overcome the opposition that 37-year-old Paul faces in the ring on April 17 at the VideoTron Center in Quebec.
Camille Estefon, president of the Eye of the Tiger Management (EOTM), said in a videoconference with the media on Tuesday afternoon that it was a “crucial fight” in Quebec’s career. It was his third in super middleweight (168 lbs).
The talarek is long (6 feet 1in), long and holds the boxes well, which is claimed in the Lemieux clan. His record is 24-13-3, 16 K.-O. Not shaking, but he has bowed only once in his last 13 duels and knocked only once. In 2015, at 8 p.m.E Round, solid English against Liam Smith.
“He is a boxer who has seen others, has good opposition. The man who gets David back at the World Championships will fight. This is the way he should take it, and we will not take it lightly,” he assured. Train box Mark Ramsey, currently in Russia with Arthur Betterbeev, in preparation for the fight with German Adam Deans in March.
Lemiyaks (424, 35 keo) only fought once in 2020, in October, the Canadian origin of the Congo, Francie ntetupai easy victory.
This confrontation with Talarek, he sees as an opportunity to be active at first. “To avoid losing my name,” he said.
“I saw the fight on YouTube from him, I haven’t started studying yet. », Accepted Kబెbaker.
He did not say it himself, but Antonin Decari, CEO of EOTTM, did it for him. Lemieux believes he can stop his next opponent before the limit. What he wants for the future, there is nothing new.
I have a cone [Álvarez] Field of view and it has not changed.
But to get to him, you have to go through small battles. He knew his performances on Robert Talarek would draw attention.
“When I challenge a guy like Connelly, I have to leave my mark with a guy like Talarek,” he stressed.
In his first two fights at 168 pounds, Lemieux sent his opponents to the mat. He is the third contender for the WBC, WBA and WBO.
The Lemieux-Talarek fight – similar to Simon Keane’s fight at the same gala – will be broadcast live on TVA Sports.
Keane’s new pleasure
On February 21, heavyweight Simon Keane (19-1, 18 KOs) will be out of the ring for a year.
Since then, disappointments have followed each other. He came very close to fighting against England’s Tyson Fury, but negotiations failed. And there are injuries. Twice, the duel against his next opponent, Canadian Stan Surmaz (12-1, 7 KOs) had to be postponed.
Quebecker thinks the third chance is right.
“I nicknamed him Stan ‘stand-by’ Surmaz because he’s been waiting so long! Keane is unclear. I apologize to him.”
These installments show that he takes Alberton seriously, adding that he contradicts the latter.
“It simply came to our notice then. If I think it’s easy, I’m going to fight despite my injuries, ”Keane pleaded.
Surmaz is fast, he spins around a lot in the arena, a different kind of challenge, Estefan explores.
But Trifluvian is gearing up accordingly in the company of his new trainer Vincent Oclair, with whom he seems to be enjoying the gym to the fullest, which had never happened before this new association.
“I don’t have fun going there anymore. At one point, I thought I didn’t like boxing anymore. I’m in my head, I’m a marbout, ”he said.
With Aquila, the joy of training is back. Boxer and his Train box Work a lot on technology. More hours, apparently.
I am not the type of athlete who assembles technique easily, I need to repeat more than others.
In this sense, the long break is to his advantage. Without going into details, he suggests that two people are working on most aspects of his boxing.
“One of my former coaches used to say it’s like the trees we cut down. Back to fight, it’s like we’re open and all the flaws came out!
Hence the need for continuous repetitions in training.
In addition, Keane’s contract with EOTTM has been renewed for a long time, Estefan said.
Good challenge for Embil
Prior to the Quebec Gala, Christian Embili (17-0, 16 K.-O.) will fight former tee champion Evgen Khaitrov (20-2, 17 K. -O) for his role in Puerto Rico on March 18. ), Ukrainian, 32 years. On NBC’s Airwaves, moreover.
“We don’t have to be in a hurry. We’m not dealing with a small Mexican, but an experienced guy.”
The two pugilists have similar styles, intense, which leads to a tough fight. The “most decisive” fight for his career marks a Frenchman of Cameroonian origin who came out of six rounds of sparring during a press conference.
If Mbilli accepts this important challenge, Estefan hopes he can lead him to a clash for the major titles.