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Deal set for Lemieux-Rubio

Updated: January 22, 2011, 5:11 PM ET
By Dan Rafael | ESPN.com

A long, hard negotiation ended moments before Friday's purse bid in Mexico City, paving the way for middleweight David Lemieux, one of boxing's fastest-rising stars, to face Marco Antonio Rubio in a title elimination bout.

They will meet April 8 in Montreal, where the 22-year-old Lemieux is becoming a major attraction. The fight will headline an edition of "Friday Night Fights" on ESPN2, promoter Yvon Michel said.

Don Majeski, the agent representing Michel at the WBC purse bid, ...

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