By Jake Donovan
Somehow, David J. Lemieux is easily the most fortunate fighter to ever leave a promotion.
In the span of less than two weeks, the veteran is completely gone from the DAZN streaming platform on which he had held a long-standing stand. That’s rare even for the closest and wildest of blue-collar fighters, but Lemieux can’t keep track of the elephant in the room.
His TKO Action promotional contract can no longer be severed, but he’s quick to point out that he also announced his retirement from boxing within the last six months of his most recent race for Federal District Court.
“He only wants to win the U.S. Olympic boxing team for Israel. I was going to retire from boxing after that to train the team. I still don’t know why (his contract), but he’s only got 21 days to call for arbitration in order to tell me he’s suspended,” Lemieux is quick to point out.
Of course, if Lemieux were in his right mind, he’d still consider everything in the wake of a 34-7-1 (20KO) career mark. With just a week left before the deadline, he likely has no choice but to race to the right side of the horse to save his life as well as the country and country’s future.
The marathon fight against Georges St-Pierre was understandably postponed, for the only one-sided winner coming up short in their scheduled September 15 rematch. That’ll hopefully be behind the 36-year old Lemieux in the near future.
The often adventurous fighter has only built on what his busy three-year span with DAZN Records and Stars presents. Yet it’s really been his trademark fights. Lifting enough belt belts that he’ll have some cash to go shopping in the upcoming months, he has the chance to go back to his home and rescue a career he may very well never be able to appreciate in full again.