Lemieux scores sensational knockout over Stevens in NY.
In a highly anticipated fight between hard punching middleweight contenders, David Lemieux 37-3 (33 Ko's) scored a sensational one punch knockout over Curtis Stevens 29-6 (21 Ko's) in the third round last night at Turning Stone Casino Resort in Verona New York.. Both fighters began opening up early, disregarding any proverbial feeling out process, trading huge shots from the off. Stevens found himself in trouble at the end of the first but soon found his mark midway into the second.. With a minute left in the third, Lemieux backed Curtis up into the ropes, landing a straight right hand, that disguised a short left hook that caught Stevens clean.. there was no count.. Time was 1:59.
It took several minutes to bring Stevens around, but he was conscious and coherent when taken from the ring on a stretcher, being kept in the hospital overnight for observation as a precaution.