David Lemieux (37-3, 33KOs) returned to the ring in grand fashion with a savage KO3 of Curtis Stevens (29-6, 21KOs) at the Turning Stone Resort & Casino in Verona, New York. This was supposed to be a new and improved Curtis Stevens who was going into his third fight with trainer John David Jackson. He even adopted a new moniker, ‘Cerebral Assassin’, which was supposed to inspire a more tactical approach to fighting. Stevens appeared to be patient in the ring, using power punches sparingly. However, with just over a minute to go in round 3, Lemieux landed a left hook that incapacitated Stevens, sending him to the canvas to lie motionless. Reportedly, Stevens is in good health after exiting the ring on a gurney.