WBO World Middleweight Champion Billy Joe Saunders (25-0, 12 KOs) and former IBF World Middleweight Champion David Lemieux (38-3, 33 KOs) will battle on December 16 at the Place Bell in Laval, Quebec.
For Saunders, this is opportunity to prove he is one of the top middleweights in the world:
“This fight has good fight written all over it. There is a lot at stake. I’m going to be very aware because as you all know, boxing is a funny game, it can end very quickly with one punch. And it goes both ways. David is going to eat some, and he’s going to beg me to finish him off,” Saunders said at a press conference today.
“Styles make fight. It’s the classic match-up between the boxer and the puncher and I’m looking forward to it. I was born to fight, and I’m going to prove it by unifying the belts as soon as I’m done with David. Lemieux shows a lot of heart when he comes to fight but the real truth is, I’m to slick and too good for him.”
If Saunders wins, he wants the winner of Canelo-GGG
“I’m in boxing to win and defend my belt all over the world, Lemieux is my tester for the winner of Canelo and Golovkin,” Saunders said.
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