After a sell-out at The Mecca of Boxing, Madison Square Garden, in New York, on October 17, 2015, Eye of the Tiger Management and Golden Boy Promotions is proud to announce, that former IBF Middleweight Champion, David Lemieux (34-3, 31 KOs) will keep his promise to return to his hometown, Montreal, Quebec, Canada for his first fight of 2016. On March 12, hometown fans, will witness, Lemieux’s grand return against San Benito, Texas’ “King” James de la Rosa (23-3, 13 KOs) in an exciting battle at Montreal’s Olympia Theatre , live on Indigo and all pay-per-view channels across Canada starting at 9:00 p.m. ET.
“I am happy to be fighting in my hometown,” said David Lemieux. “I’m very hungry to get back in the ring and I am ready to climb my way back to the top of the middleweight division. I know de la Rosa is a serious threat and I can promise all my hometown fans that I will be ready to give them all a great show on March 12.”
“A new trainer and a new strength and conditioning coach, have created a new James de la Rosa,” said James de la Rosa. “I have no problem going to his hometown to show him and everyone else, that he isn’t what he is hyped up to be. I’m going to Montreal to win.”by