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
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 33 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 3 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had won against Glen Tapia on 7th May 2016 by technical knockout in the 4th round at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Gennady Golovkin on 17th October 2015 by technical knockout in the 8th round in their IBF World Middleweight, WBC World Middleweight and WBA Super World Middleweight championship fight at Madison Square Garden, New York.
Going into that contest, he had won against Hassan N’Dam on 20th June 2015 by unanimous decision in their IBF World Middleweight championship fight at Bell Centre, Montreal, Canada.
Before that, he had beat Gabriel Rosado on 6th December 2014 by technical knockout in the 10th round at Barclays Center, New York, United States.
He had defeated Fernando Guerrero on 24th May 2014 by knockout in the 3rd round at Bell Centre, Montreal, Canada.
Lemieux's last 5 fights had come over a period of 8 years, 2 months and 17 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 7 months and 23 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 37 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 7.4 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 (-3333) favourite going into the contest, while Max Bursak made his way into the ring at 9/1 (+900) with oddsmakers.