Saunders vs. Lemieux Confirmed

By Caryn A. Tate on October 18, 2017
Saunders vs. Lemieux Confirmed
“I don't just want the dog meat that Golovkin has left behind. I want the dog himself.”

On Saturday, December 16, WBO and IBF middleweight champions Billy Joe Saunders and David Lemieux get it on…

On Saturday, December 16, WBO middleweight world champion Billy Joe Saunders (25-0, 12 KOs) will defend his title against former IBF middleweight world champion David Lemieux (38-3, 33 KOs) live on HBO starting at 9:40pm ET/PT. The event will take place at a yet-to-be-determined venue in Montreal, Canada.

“Firstly, I’d like to thank Golden Boy Promotions for putting the show on,” said Saunders. “Lemieux looks good against ‘B level’ fighters, but he is now getting in the ring with someone who is far more superior and slick than anyone he has ever been in with. I don’t just want the dog meat that Golovkin has left behind. I want the dog himself, and when I come through this fight I will have him. He is a mandatory and we’ve agreed to a deal to go over to foreign soil and get it on. I have a lot of friends in Canada, and I’ll be bringing a lot of supporters over to Canada from the UK. It has all the makings of a good fight. I’m expecting a good, clean, fair decision. Once I beat Lemieux, I’ll be moving onto bigger fish: the winner of the rematch between Canelo and Golovkin. I’m looking forward to a great fight.”

“It’s time to be world champion again,” Lemieux said. “Saunders is about to get destroyed. I’m going to be extremely ready for this fight and I’m going to inflict a lot of pain on Saunders. His 0 must go.”

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  1. Muammar Gaddafi 11:29am, 10/19/2017

    Lots of miscalculations based on GGG’s last two outings….maybe for the better. Fight results being misconstrued like GGG’s ass whipping of David and fighters like David being discounted into the bargain and the result could be fights like this one. Now even Floyd is sayin’ he’s not afraid of GGG! Who knows what this all portends. David will get a good win here at home and likely a KO into the bargain!

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