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David Lemieux pounds Marco Reyes to earn unanimous-decision victory

David Lemieux pounds Marco Reyes to earn unanimous-decision victory

Former middleweight champion David Lemieux performed precisely as he needed Saturday night in dominating Mexico’s Marco Reyes and positioning himself as a key player in the division’s title talk.

Canada’s Lemieux (38-3) spent the first half of the bout battering Reyes (35-5) with power punches thrown by both hands, cutting Reyes over the right eye in the second round and forcing Reyes’ mouthpiece from his mouth in the fourth.

The remainder of the fight was a testament to Reyes’ heart, as Lemieux claimed a unanimous-decision victory by scores of 99-90, 99-90, 98-91.

Lemieux, coming off a knockout-of-the-year punch on Curtis Stevens on March 11, also found the game Reyes...

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