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Knockout artists David Lemieux and Tureano Johnson to co-main event Canelo v. Fielding MSG card

Two fighters with 58 combined KO’s will be fighting for middleweight title contention

Everyone inside Madison Square Garden will be feeling a migraine after December 15. Two fighters with a combined 58 knockouts will co-main event the Canelo Alvarez (who has 34 wins via KO) v. Rocky Fielding bout on DAZN. David Lemieux (40-4) and Tureano Johnson (20-2) will do battle to determine the next challenger for middleweight gold.

The 29-year-old Lemieux is on a two-fight win streak. He last fought in September, knocking out Gary O’Sullivan in the first round. The Canadian has fought the likes of GGG and Billy Joe Saunders, losing to both after competitive bouts. With a win, a Canelo fight, something he has waited a long time for, could be right around the corner.

“I’m extremely ready and looking forward to my next fight against [Tureano] Johnson,” stated Lemieux in a press release. “I didn’t take a break since my last fight because I thought that I would be facing Canelo. Training camp has been great. Johnson is a solid opponent. I’m ready for an explosive performance and a great victory to end the year in a great way.”

Lemieux has the skills to run away with a victory, but he faces an opponent who is also known for punishing his opponents with one shot. It is the time off that may give Lemieux the advantage. Tureano Johnson last fought in August of 2017, in a loss against Sergiy Derevyanchenko in Miami. Before that, Johnson was on a six-fight win streak, with three of those wins via KO. While he may not have the same leeway as Lemieux, a win by Johnson should not just put him back on track, but in immediate title contention.

Both have fought in New York twice. Johnson has a 2-0 advantage over Lemieux’s 1-1 record. Will that play a factor in the bout featured under the bright lights of New York City?

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