David Lemieux vs Marcos Reyes Preview May 6th
Former IBF Middleweight Champion David Lemieux of Montreal, Canada is right back in the ring this Saturday, May 6th when he takes on Marcos Reyes of Mexico at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The 10-round bout is on the undercard of the Canelo Alvarez vs Julio Cesar Chavez fight which can be seen on HBO pay-per-view in North America and on BoxNation and BT Sports in the UK. Lemieux was in the ring just several weeks ago on March 11th when he stopped Curtis Stevens in the third round with a tremendous shot. Reyes was also in the ring a few weeks ago as he stopped Diego Rivera in the second round on March 17th.
Lemieux vs Reyes Odds
Here are the winner odds from online sportsbook 5dimes.eu
- Marcos Reyes +1800
- David Lemieux -4500
The 28-year-old Lemieux enters the ring with a record of 37-3 along with 33 big Kos. He’s still a top-10 ranked boxer in the middleweight division as he’s number three in the WBC. He’s hoping for another world title shot in the near future with possible opponents being including Saul “Canelo” Alvarez as well as WBO Middleweight Champion Billy Joe Saunders. Lemieux has had problems making weight in the past, but he’s hard-hitting brawler with a lot of power and somewhat questionable chin.
Lemieux usually blasts most of his opponents out, but he’s also been stopped himself a couple of times as Marco Antonio Rubio of Mexico stopped him in the seventh round back in 2011 and Gennady Golovkin stopped him in the eighth round in 2015. His other career loss came also came in 2011 when Joachim Alcine beat him by a 12-round majority decision. Lemieux stands 5-feet-nine-and-a-half-inches tall with a reach of 70 inches.
He turned pro back in 2007 and has fought 145 rounds since then. His knockout power is quite obvious as his current stoppage ratio stands at 83 per cent. Lemieux has beaten some journeymen boxers along the way and was beaten when he stepped up in class against Rubio, Alcine and Golovkin. However, along with stopping Stevens, he did manage to stop Gabriel Rosado in 10 rounds back in December of 2014 and beat Hassan N’Dam by a 12-round unanimous decision for the vacant IBF crown in June of 2015.
Lemieux isn’t a naturally-gifted boxer, but he works hard for everything he has, possesses heart and power and is entertaining. His chin is questionable though and that’s one of the reasons he’s so exciting. Meanwhile, the 29-year-old Reyes has some power of his own with a current knockout ratio of 67 per cent. He enters the bout with a record of 35-4 with 26 Kos. Reyes turned pro in 2007 and went 13-0 with 11 Kos to start his career. He’s well known for his power and has twice run up streaks of 10 straight knockouts.
Reyes’ punching power could be somewhat overrated though and he’s recorded just two stoppages in his last seven bouts and has lost three of his last six contests. He’ll jump on his opponent when he sees a chance, but doesn’t go in search of knockouts from the opening bell. He has quick hands and likes to land aggressive flurries. Reyes has more than a tree-inch height advantage as he stands 6-feet-1-inch tall, but his reach is unlisted. He’s fought 207 rounds since turning pro, so has pretty good experience.
Reyes has been beaten four times, but stopped just once. His losses came against Amilcar Edgardo Funes Melian by 10-round unanimous decision in 2010, to Abraham Han by 10-round majority decision in 2014, to Julio Cesar Chavez by 10-round unanimous decision in 2015 and by a seventh-round TKO to Elvin Ayala. His best wins have been against David Alonzo Lopez, Rogelio Medina and Julio Cesar Garcia (twice).
Both Reyes and Lemieux fought in March so there’s definitely no issue of ring rust here. Lemieux isn’t interested in going to the scorecards in his fights and will be looking to stop Reyes. He should eventually do so, but might also get wobbled once or twice himself along the way if Reyes connects cleanly.
This should be entertaining with Lemieux winning if his chin holds out.
Play: Lemieux -4500 @ 5dimes.eu
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