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David Lemieux to face Curtis Stevens on October 22nd

Both men are coming off of early knockouts.

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Patrick Stumberg is a freelance writer for SB Nation, first joining the network in 2011 before linking up with Bad Left Hook in 2015.

Those of you hankering for some proper biffing are in luck. TVA Sports reports that middleweight sluggers David Lemieux and Curtis Stevens will do battle on October 22nd in Lemieux’s native Montreal.

Google Translate tells me that Lemieux’s managers, the loquiaciously-named Eye of the Tiger Management, will soon officially announce the HBO-bound showdown. It also says that previously-considered foe James Kirkland is targeting Miguel Cotto instead.

Thanks to WriteJabWriteHook for the heads-up.

Lemieux (35-3, 32 KO) rebounded from his schooling at the hands of Gennady Golovkin with a four-round beating of Glen Tapia last May, forcing the American’s corner to step in after a heavy knockdown. Stevens (28-5, 21 KO), meanwhile, came back from a year away to knock out Brazil’s Patrick Teixeira in two.

Stevens looked more willing to pull the trigger than ever against Teixeira, which could make for an excellent brawl with his fellow slugger. Both men have been stopped twice, giving every exchange a delightful sense of impending doom.

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