Lemieux stops Camacho Jr. in 1st round!
By Dan Ambrose: Unbeaten middleweight contender David Lemieux (24-0, 23 KO’s) simply had too much power for former light welterweight contender Hector Camacho Jr. (52-4-1, 28 KO’s) on Friday night, taking him out with a single right hand to the jaw that sent Camacho Jr. down as if he had been shot at the Bell Centre, in Montreal, Quebec, Canada/ Although Camacho Jr. was able to lean forward slightly, his legs were failed to work with him and the fight was quickly stopped by referee Michael Griffin at 3:00 of the 1st round. Lemieux, 21, didn’t look that great in the early part of the round, as he was hit with straight left hands and right hooks from Camacho when he would come charging forward.
Camacho Jr. was a lot faster and looked to be more skilled of the two by far. Indeed, Lemieux looked almost uncoordinated on his feet with his awkward and amateurish looking charges. It made it really easy for Camacho Jr. to pick him off before he could get near enough to land his shots. Lemieux short arms kept him from getting near Camacho Jr. without getting hit first. However, Lemieux finally lowered his head and ran at Camacho like a little bull and landed a right hand that staggered Camacho Jr., causing him to grab Lemieux around the waist to stay upright. Following that, Lemieux unsuccessfully charged Camacho Jr. on four separate occasions trying to finish him off.
Some of the times, Lemieux would land some decent looking shots but other times he would wildly miss. Finally, Lemieux backed Camacho Jr. into a corner and landed a big right hand to the jaw that sent Camacho Jr. down on his back. He was out on his feet from the shot and unable to get up. The referee then halted the fight before Camacho Jr. could even attempt to get up.
All in all, it was a good performance from Lemieux. He showed good power, but his defense was poor, his accuracy terrible, and his footwork and skills looked positively awful. He had the perfect opponent to take out – a small middleweight, whose best days as a fighter was nine years ago at light welterweight. I think Lemieux would have been beaten had he taken on an actual middleweight contender, instead of this guy. He looks limited, uncoordinated and very beatable.
In other action on the card:
Antonin Decarie MD 10 Irving Garcia
Eric Martel Bahoeli UD 6 Stephane Tessier
Kevin Lavallee TKO 1 Ricardo Blackman
Tyler Asselstine UD 4 Francisco Tadeo