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David Lemieux: I'm Going To Destroy Curtis Stevens

David Lemieux wants to become middleweight champion again and he's willing to destroy anyone who stands in his way of that goal.

On Saturday, the former IBF middleweight champ returns to the ring to move one step closer to that goal. In front of him is former title challenger Curtis Stevens, a heavy hitter like him. And Lemieux has a clear message for his opponent. Via BoxingScene:

''I'm going to destroy Curtis. Training camp is going great, and I'm ready for war. Let's go bum-let's see how tough you are in the ring.'' 

Stevens has done a lot of talking outside the ring ever since this match-up was first talked about in early 2016. They were rumored to fight last October but that plan fizzled out. Now they finally meet on March 11 to see who moves forward and who has to take one step back in the title picture.

Added Lemieux, in a statement:

“The time for talking is done, and after many long months of hearing Curtis yell about all the things he’s going to do in the ring, I’m really looking forward to shutting his mouth on March 11. I’ve told everyone my goal is to once again become middleweight champion of the world. Curtis is in the way, and I’m going to go right through him.”

Lemieux was running right through his opponents en route to winning the IBF title in 2015. However, he lost the belt to Gennady Golovkin in his first title defense. Since then, Lemieux has rebuilt his career with back to back wins over Glen Tapia and Cristian Rios. Now comes Stevens and a win will likely move him right back to title contention.

Added Lemieux's trainer Marc Ramsay:

'' David Lemieux just finished an excessive and demanding training camp that was very productive and where every single objective was met. Everything is in place not only for a great performance from David but also to make a statement. ''

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