The promoter of David lemieux, Camille Estephan, assured that he has already had several preliminary talks with Sampson Lewkowicz, who promotes David benavidez to face each other for the interim world championship of the CMB in super middleweight.
“We want the fight,” he said. Estephan to The Montreal Journal. “We go there to rip our opponent’s head off,” he said.
This because the CMB gave the order that Benavidez fight for the interim 168-pound title as champion Canelo will seek the cruiserweight title. Lemieux and Benavidez, are the first two classified in the rankings of the CMB in super middleweight. The intention is that both will face each other for the interim title at stake.
The battle would be taking place between February and March 2022 and it seems that Showtime he would take the transmission.
There are two possibilities if this fight takes place, the first would be that the winner would become the mandatory rival for Saúl ‘Canelo’ Álvarez; the second is that if the Mexican champion moves up to cruiserweight and renounces his 168-pound titles, then the winner Lemieux and Benavidez he would become absolute champion.
Benavidez manager does not want Lemieux
Sampson lewkowicz, promoter of David benavidez had said to negotiate with the Canadian boxer David lemieux it was going to be complicated and I almost ruled it out.
“Lemieux, I think we are going to have problems with him, “he said in an interview with LEFT PUNCH during the sessions of the Convention of the CMB. “He left Golden boy because he believed it was worth millions. Unfortunately, it is not pay-per-view. And if it is not like that, the money will be very little and I do not think I will accept it ”, he declared.
Lewkowicz hinted that he will look for one of the top 10 in the ranking that are suitable for Benavidez and assured that Jermall charlo is your favorite.
“Be careful that it is not May”, considered the promoter. “Because if Charlo he accepts the fight, it is the first one to be offered, it will be on May 5, if he accepts the fight, “he said.