Belts on The Line
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Who won Lemieux vs Jikam?
David Lemieux beat Hassan N’Dam by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest on Saturday 20th June 2015 at Bell Centre in Montreal.
The scorecards were announced as 115-109, 115-109, 114-110 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).
This contest was for the IBF middleweight championship of the world.
Lemieux vs Jikam stats
David Lemieux stepped into the ring with a record of 33 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, 31 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Hassan N’Dam made his way to the ring with a record of 31 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, with 18 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Lemieux had a massive power advantage over N'Dam, boosting at 94% knock out percentage over N'Dam's 58%.
David Lemieux was the younger man by 5 years, at 33 years old.
N'Dam had a height advantage of 1 inch over Lemieux.
Both David Lemieux & Hassan N’Dam fought out of an orthodox stance.
Lemieux was arguably the less experienced fighter, having had 3 more fights, and made his debut in 2007, 2 year and 4 months later than N'Dam, whose first professional fight was in 2004. He had fought 111 less professional rounds, 200 to N'Dam's 311.
Lemieux vs Jikam form
Lemieux had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 3 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight before 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 were the odds on Lemieux vs Jikam?
David Lemieux was a (+100) underdog going into the contest, while Hassan N’Dam made his way into the ring at (+100) with oddsmakers.