Former titleholder Hassan N’Dam avoided embarrassment on Tuesday by edging U.S. amateur Jonathan Esquivel at an Olympic qualifying tournament.
David Lemieux advanced in THE RING’s middleweight rankings following his thrilling IBF title-winning effort against ultra-gutsy Hassan N’Dam.
David Lemieux’s win over an extremely resilient Hassan N’Dam, even if it didn’t herald Gennady Golovkin’s doom, established the Canadian as a must-see attraction.
David Lemieux dropped Hassan N’Dam four times en route to a decision victory to earn the IBF middleweight title and stamp himself as a major player in the division.
Bernard Hopkins offered his expert analysis on yesterday’s lively weigh-in for tonight’s David Lemieux-Hassan N’Dam middleweight matchup and on the Fox Sports 2-televised fight.
David Lemieux and Hassan N’Dam made weight for their IBF middleweight title bout on Saturday in Montreal. Lemieux weighed 160 pounds; N’Dam weighed 158.6.
This Saturday, Haitian-Canadian prospect Schiller Hyppolite will fight on the undercard of David Lemieux-Hassan N’Dam. Ryan Songalia reports.
The David Lemieux-Hassan N’Dam showdown for the vacant IBF middleweight title, which takes place June 20 in Lemieux’s native Montreal, will be televised on Fox Sports 2 and Fox Deportes in the U.S., Golden Boy Promotions and Eye of the Tiger Management announced.
Middleweight Hassan N’Dam is calling foul on the purse split and questioning his opponent’s credibility as he and David Lemieux head into their fight, in Lemieux’s hometown of Montreal, for the vacant IBF title on June 20. Lemieux dismisses the complaints and promises to destroy N’Dam.
The June 20 fight for the vacant IBF middleweight title between David Lemieux and Hassan N’Dam was formally announced by Golden Boy Promotions and Eye of the Tiger Management on Thursday. The bout will take place at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Canada and will be broadcast live on Canadian Pay-Per-View.
It’s possible that a bout between middleweights Hassan N’Dam and David Lemieux for the vacant IBF crown could see the light of day with a tentative purse bid around the corner.
Unbeaten British middleweight Billy Joe Saunders has declined an opportunity to fight Hassan N’Dam for the IBF championship in favor of taking on the winner of Andy Lee’s WBO title defense against Peter Quillin.
The IBF has given Englishman Billy Joe Saunders until Feb. 12 to agree to face Hassan N’Dam in the wake of Felix Sturm’s decision to campaign at 168 pounds, but the more likely opponent for the vacant middleweight title appears to be Sam Soliman.
The IBF has stripped jailed Jermain Taylor of his middleweight belt and ordered its Nos. 1- and 2-ranked contenders, Hassan N’Dam and Felix Sturm, to fight for the vacant title before Feb. 9, according to a press release from President Daryl Peoples.
THE RING’s No. 2-rated strawweight Francisco Rodriguez will vacate his IBF belt and rise into the junior flyweight division, according to Sean Gibbons of Zanfer Promotions.
Former middleweight champ Jermain Taylor scored a unanimous decision over Sam Soliman, who suffered four knockdowns and an injured right knee during their IBF title bout on Wednesday in Biloxi, Mississippi. Taylor won by scores of 116-111, 115-109, and 116-109.