AFTER a considerable amount of late summer posturing from the David Lemieux and Curtis Stevens camps, the Canadian will instead face Argentine Cristian Fabian Rios (21-7-3, 6 KOs) on October 22nd, at the Centre Bell in Montreal. According to Canadian sports news outlet, RDS, the official fight announcement will take place on Tuesday afternoon in Montreal.
In his last outing, the hard-hitting Lemieux (35-3, 32 KOs) stopped Jersey native Glenn Tapia in the fourth round on a the Canelo Alvarez-Amir Khan undercard. He then underwent surgery in July to repair a torn meniscus before commencing his training in advance of a fall return.
His opponent is relatively unknown outside of his home country but he’s no stranger to jumping on a long flight for the opportunity of a lifetime. Rios took a hopeful trip to Wolverhampton last fall but got wiped-out by Tommy Langford in the Brit’s 14th fight.