Bell Centre, Montreal, Canada
Tape rankings @ Super Middleweight
Who won Lemieux vs Bursak?
David Lemieux beat Max Bursak by split decision in their 10 round contest on Saturday 7th December 2019 at Bell Centre in Montreal.
The scorecards were announced as 94-93, 93-94, 94-93 in favor of winner David Lemieux.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Super Middleweight division, which meant the weight limit was 168 pounds (12 stone or 76.2 KG).
The undercard featured the clash of Makhmudov vs Peter.
Lemieux vs Bursak stats
Back in December 2019, David Lemieux stepped into the ring with a record of 40 wins, 4 loses and 0 draws, 34 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Max Bursak made his way to the ring with a record of 35 wins, 5 loses and 2 draws, with 16 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Lemieux had a massive power advantage over Bursak, boosting at 85% knock out percentage over Bursak's 46%.
David Lemieux was the younger man by 5 years, at 31 years old.
Bursak had a height advantage of 2 inches over Lemieux. That also extended to a 1-inch reach advantage.
Both David Lemieux & Max Bursak fought out of an orthodox stance.
Lemieux was arguably the less experienced fighter, having had 2 more fights, and made his debut in 2007, 2 year and 9 months later than Bursak, whose first professional fight was in 2004. He had fought 105 less professional rounds, 200 to Bursak's 305.
David Lemieux went into the fight ranked number 3 by the WBC at super middleweight.
Lemieux vs Bursak form
Lemieux had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had won against Gary ‘Spike’ O’Sullivan on 15th September 2018 by technical knockout in the 1st round in their WBA World Middleweight championship fight at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, he had won against Karim Achour on 26th May 2018 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Centre Videotron, Quebec, Canada.
Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Billy Joe Saunders on 16th December 2017 by unanimous decision in their WBO World Middleweight championship fight at Bell Centre, Montreal.
Before that, he had beat Marcos Reyes on 6th May 2017 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States.
He had defeated Curtis Stevens on 11th March 2017 by knockout in the 3rd round at Turning Stone Resort & Casino, Verona.
Lemieux's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 8 months and 26 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 6 months and 19 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 38 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 7.6 rounds on average.
What time did Lemieux vs Bursak start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 3:00 AM UTC at Bell Centre, Montreal, Canada, which was 10:00 PM EST or 7:00 PM PST on the West Coast of America, or 3:00 AM GMT in the UK.
What were the odds on Lemieux vs Bursak?
David Lemieux was a 3/100 (-3300) favourite going into the contest, while Max Bursak made his way into the ring at 9/1 (+900) with oddsmakers.