David Lemieux never fights like he's getting paid by the round, and the story was the same tonight, as he completely destroyed Fernando Guerrero inside of three rounds tonight at the Bell Centre in Montreal, winning a third round TKO and scoring four knockdowns along the way.
Lemieux (32-2, 30 KO) dropped Guerrero (26-3, 19 KO) late in the first round, then forced him to take a knee late in the second, at which point a cut on Guerrero's right eye had opened up and was pouring blood down his face and chest. In the third, Guerrero took another knee, as he was getting further battered and unable to see, but the fight continued on, leading to Lemieux mauling Guerrero in the corner, and a huge right uppercut putting Guerrero down for a fourth and final time.
"The results in the ring are because of my dedication and my training. I give everything to my career. I do my best to perform my best for my friends and family. I always want to look my best. I want to take my hat off to Fernando Guerrero. I respect him a lot, regardless of the outcome of this fight. He's a great fighter," Lemieux told Showtime's Jim Gray after the fight.
"I've never been a quitter," he continued. "I've always worked hard, regardless of the obstacles in my life. I'm always going to be successful no matter what I do."
"I would like to fight anyone in the world at 160," he said when asked if he'd like to face the winner of Peter Quillin vs Daniel Jacobs, which would be a WBO world title fight.