Saunders vs Lemieux Live Stream Online,David Lemieux might be the mandatory challenger, but Billy Joe Saunders is the World Boxing Organization middleweight champion. It was he and his promoter who hold the cards. And it was they who could have forced the challenger to come to them.Saturday night, near midnight at Place Bell, we’ll know whether it was the right decision.
WBo World Middleweight Title
Place Bell, Laval, Quebec, Canada
illy Joe Saunders will defend the World Boxing Organisation middleweight title in the greatest pressure fight of his career but vowed on Friday to put David Lemieux “out like a candle” when the bitter rivals square off at the Place Bell in Laval, Quebec, on Saturday night.
Saunders will fight overseas for the first time in his unbeaten professional career, making a third defence against the hard-hitting Lemieux – who has 33 knockouts from 38 wins – in the Canadian’s backyard, but remains unfazed by fighting in hostile territory.
“I’m a fighting man, a gypsy warrior, and I’ll travel anywhere on the planet to defend my world title,” said Saunders. “I’m heading into the lion’s den. Lemieux will have the whole arena behind him but that won’t make one ounce of a difference, I’ll thrive off their hate for me. Once that bell goes it’s just me and him stood in that ring, he’s is for one hell of a tough night.
“I know I can perform under pressure. I’ve boxed since I was 16 all over the world, that was as an amateur but you still get that same fear factor, winning or losing, and travelling away to fights.
“Lemieux shows a lot of heart when he comes to fight but the real truth is, I’m too slick and too good for him. People bang on about him being this monster puncher but you can’t hit what you can’t see,” he explained. “We’re going to play a game of eat the jab and then I’m going to put him out like a candle. I’m in this game to take on the best and once I’ve wiped out ‘little legs’ I’m coming for Canelo and Golovkin.”
“I’m more excited, actually, just to lay my hands on Billy Joe Saunders more than anything else. He’s got a big mouth. It’s rare I see fighters with such a big mouth.”
Following a loss to Gennady Golovkin in 2015, the challenger is adamant that he is a different fighter than two years ago, and that it would be a different story if the two were to meet in the ring again.
“I’m a whole different guy than I am facing Golovkin. I’m a whole different guy. You put Golovkin back in front of me, and it’s going to be a whole different scenario,” he added.
Lemieux has been on a roll of late, clocking four consecutive wins, including two knockouts, against Glen Tapia, Cristian Rios, Curtis Stevens and Marcos Reyes. He’s a known heavy hitter, which means traditional boxer Saunders will be weary of the dangerous Canadian.
“I’m here to knock him out. I’m here to destroy him every round. It’s 12 rounds. It’s unfortunate for him, but I’m ready for 12 big rounds. I’m excited for this fight to give the fans their money’s worth and finish the year with a new WBO title.