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Who won Lemieux vs O’Sullivan?
David Lemieux beat Gary ‘Spike’ O’Sullivan by technical knockout in the 1st round on Saturday 15th September 2018 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
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 a final eliminator for the WBA middleweight championship of the world.
This fight appeared on the undercard of Canelo Alvarez beating Gennady Golovkin for the WBA Super World Middleweight, WBC World Middleweight and The Ring Middleweight championship. Also, on the undercard Roman ‘Chocolatito’ Gonzalez beat Moises Fuentes and Jaime Munguia defeated Brandon Cook for the WBO World Junior Middleweight title.
Lemieux vs O’Sullivan stats
Back in September 2018, David Lemieux stepped into the ring with a record of 39 wins, 4 loses and 0 draws, 33 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Gary ‘Spike’ O’Sullivan made his way to the ring with a record of 28 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, with 20 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Lemieux had advantage in power over O'Sullivan, with a 85% knock out percentage over O'Sullivan's 71%.
David Lemieux was the younger man by 5 years, at 29 years old.
Both David Lemieux & Gary ‘Spike’ O’Sullivan fought out of an orthodox stance.
Lemieux was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 13 more fights, and made his debut in 2007, 9 months earlier than O'Sullivan, whose first professional fight was in 2008. He had fought 33 more professional rounds, 200 to O'Sullivan's 167.
David Lemieux went into the fight ranked number 4 by the WBA and 5 by the WBO at middleweight.
Gary ‘Spike’ O’Sullivan was ranked number 3 by the WBA, 6 by the WBC, 3 by the WBO and 14 by the IBF in the 160lb division.
Lemieux vs O’Sullivan form
Lemieux had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance 3 times.
In his last fight before this contest, he had beat Karim Achour on 26th May 2018 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Centre Videotron, Quebec, Canada.
Previous to that, 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.
Going into that contest, 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.
Before that, he had won against Curtis Stevens on 11th March 2017 by knockout in the 3rd round at Turning Stone Resort & Casino, Verona.
He had beat Cristian Fabian Rios on 22nd October 2016 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Bell Centre, Montreal, Canada.
O'Sullivan 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 defeated Berlin Abreu on 4th May 2018 by technical knockout in the 3rd round at StubHub Center, Carson, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Antoine Douglas on 16th December 2017 by technical knockout in the 7th round at Place Bell, Quebec, Canada.
Going into that contest, he had won against Jaime Barboza on 17th September 2016 by unanimous decision in their 8 round contest at Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion, Gilford, United States.
Before that, he had lost to Chris Eubank Jr on 12th December 2015 by unanimous decision in the 7th round at The O2 Arena, London, United Kingdom.
He had defeated David Toribio on 10th October 2015 by knockout in the 2nd round at Lowell Memorial Auditorium, Lowell, United States.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, David Lemieux had been fighting more than Gary ‘Spike’ O’Sullivan.
Going to this contest, David Lemieux had last fought 3 months and 20 days ago, while Gary ‘Spike’ O’Sullivan's last outing had been 4 months and 11 days ago.
Lemieux's last 5 fights had come over a period of 1 year, 10 months and 24 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 4 months and 18 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 47 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 9.4 rounds on average.
O'Sullivan's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 11 months and 5 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 7 months and 2 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 27 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 5.4 rounds on average.
What time did Lemieux vs O’Sullivan start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 8:40 AM EST / 5:40 AM PST at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States, which was around 1:40 PM BST in the UK.
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What were the odds on Lemieux vs O’Sullivan?
David Lemieux was a 11/20 (-180) favourite going into the contest, while Gary ‘Spike’ O’Sullivan made his way into the ring at 7/4 (+180) with oddsmakers.