Lemieux edges Bursak in knockdown-filled war

In his super middleweight debut, former IBF middleweight champion David Lemieux (41-4, 34 KOs) barely scraped out a very narrow and exciting ten round split decision over Maksym Bursak (35-6-2, 16 KOs) on Saturday night at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Bursak dropped Lemieux in rounds one and five and Lemieux floored Bursak in round six. It was a war of attrition after that with Lemieux winning by scores of 94-93, 94-93 on two cards. Bursak was ahead 94-93 on the third card.

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  • There was a Headbutt at :58 of the second round that caused AJ to bleed on the left side of his eye. I know the commentators had problems trying to figure out what caused it

    • I didn’t see this fight but sounds like Lemieux struggled. I think he’s one of those guys that looks spectacular against lesser opposition but has difficulty against quality fighters. He looked leaner and more fit for this fight even though he went up in weight. That tells me he trained hard and took this guy seriously. He had been looking kind of doughey in recent fights at 160

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