Lemieux dominates N’Dam to win vacant IBF middleweight title

FOX Sports 2

 

Laval, Quebec, Canada’s David Lemieux, 34-2 (31), faced Cameroon’s Hassan N’Dam, 31-2 (18), Saturday night in the 12-round main event for the vacant IBF middleweight championship at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada (broadcast on FOX Sports 2). N’Dam, who lives and trains out of France, is a former WBA interim and WBO titleholder. To say N’Dam is tough would be an understatement of epic proportions. He was dropped four times and took some hellacious shots from hometown favorite, power-punching Lemieux. In the end, built on a huge lead with the knockdowns, Lemieux grabbed a unanimous decision and captured the IBF strap. Lemieux is bombs-away all night and there should be some fun bouts in the future with him in the middleweight title mix. N’Dam re-wrote the book on heart and effort tonight but Lemieux was the better man and is the new IBF champion. The official ringside scores were 115-109 twice and 114-110, all for Lemieux.

 

“It was one-sided on the scorecards but it was a competitive fight” – ringside commentator Doug Fischer of RingTV.com.

 

The event was promoted by Golden Boy Promotions and Eye of the Tiger Management.

 

 

Undercard results

 

Dierry Jean UD 10 Jerry Belmontes, lightweights

Luis Ortiz TKO 1 Byron Polley, heavyweights

Schiller Hyppolite UD 10 Kevin Thomas Cojean, super middleweights

Mian Hussain UD 8 Ivan Pereyra, welterweights

Ghislain Maduma TKO 2 Michele Focosi, junior welterweights

Ayaz Hussain TKO 2 Miguel Antoine, junior welterweights

Steven Butler Maj. Draw 6 Jaime Herrera, junior middleweights

Mathieu Germain TKO 2 Richard Horvath, junior welterweights

Yves Ulysses Jr. DQ 1 Renald Garrido, junior welterweights

 

 

Questions and comments can be sent to Bill Tibbs at bill.tibbs@ucnlive.com and you can follow him at twitter.com/tibbs_bill.

 

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