By Dean Berman: Former middleweight champion David Lemieux (40-4, 34 KOs) will be coming off of a 15-month layoff when he returns to the ring to face Max Bursak (34-5-2, 15 KOs) on December 7 at the Bell Centre in Montreal, .

Lemieux, 30, has won his last two fights since suffering an embarrassing one-sided 12 round unanimous decision defeat at the hands of former WBO middleweight champion Billy Joe Saunders on December 16, 2017.

Since that defeat, Lemieux has beaten Karim Achour and

Simon Kean vs. Siarhei Liakhovich

In undercard fights on the Lemieux vs. Bursk card, former WBO heavyweight champion Siarhei Liakhovich (27-7, 17 KOs) will be taking on 2012 Canadian Olympian Simon Kean (17-1, 16 KOs) in a 10 round fight. The 43-year-old Liakhovich is coming off of a 2-year layoff after beating Ramon Olivas (14-14, 10 KOs) by a third round knockout in October 2017.

Kean, 30, has won his last two fights since being stopped in the 4th round in a shock upset to Dillon Carman (14-5, 13 KOs) in October of last year. Kean came back to avenge his loss to Carman in stopping him in the third round last June.

Arslanbek Makhmudov vs. Samuel Peter

Also on the Lemieux-Bursak undercard is unbeaten heavyweight prospect Arslanbek Makhmudov (9-0, 9 KOs) taking on former WBC heavyweight champion Samuel Peter (38-8, 31 KOs) in a 10 round fight. The 30-year-old Russian Makhmudov is now fighting out of , and trying to make things happen with his career.

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