Centre Videotron, Quebec, Canada
Tape rankings @ Middleweight
Who won Lemieux vs Achour?
David Lemieux beat Karim Achour by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest on Saturday 26th May 2018 at Centre Videotron in Quebec.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner David Lemieux.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Middleweight division, which meant the weight limit was 160 pounds (11.4 stone or 72.6 KG).
The undercard featured the clash of Clayton vs Danyo.
Lemieux vs Achour stats
Back in May 2018, David Lemieux stepped into the ring with a record of 38 wins, 4 loses and 0 draws, 33 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Karim Achour made his way to the ring with a record of 26 wins, 4 loses and 3 draws, with 4 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Lemieux had a massive power advantage over Achour, boosting at 87% knock out percentage over Achour's 15%.
David Lemieux was the younger man by 2 years, at 29 years old.
Both David Lemieux & Karim Achour fought out of an orthodox stance.
Lemieux was arguably the more experienced fighter, having had 9 more fights, and made his debut in 2007, 1 year and 7 months earlier than Achour, whose first professional fight was in 2008. He had fought 74 less professional rounds, 200 to Achour's 274.
David Lemieux went into the fight ranked number 4 by the WBC and 10 by the WBO at middleweight.
Lemieux vs Achour form
Lemieux had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight before this contest, he had lost to Billy Joe Saunders on 16th December 2017 by unanimous decision in their WBO World Middleweight championship fight at Bell Centre, Montreal, Canada.
Previous to that, he had defeated Marcos Reyes on 6th May 2017 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States.
Going into that contest, he had beat Curtis Stevens on 11th March 2017 by knockout in the 3rd round at Turning Stone Resort & Casino, Verona.
Before that, he had won against Cristian Fabian Rios on 22nd October 2016 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Bell Centre, Montreal, Canada.
He had beat Glen Tapia on 7th May 2016 by technical knockout in the 4th round at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States.
Lemieux's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years and 19 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 4 months and 29 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 39 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 7.8 rounds on average.
What time did Lemieux vs Achour start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 3:00 AM UTC at Centre Videotron, Quebec, Canada, which was 11:00 PM EST or 8:00 PM PST on the West Coast of America, or 4:00 AM BST in the UK.
What were the odds on Lemieux vs Achour?
David Lemieux was a 1/100 (-10000) favourite going into the contest, while Karim Achour made his way into the ring at 16/1 (+1600) with oddsmakers.