Billy Joe Saunders and David Lemieux set to clash December 16 in Montreal

Billy Joe Saunders and David Lemieux set to clash December 16 in Montreal

SAUNDERS AND LEMIEUX FIGHT FOR THE WBO WORLD MIDDLEWEIGHTCHAMPIONSHIP DEC. 16 AT THE PLACE BELL IN LAVAL, QUEBEC

Published 10/23/ 2017 


MONTREAL - There was a lot of hostility in the air today, while the WBO World Middleweight Champion Billy Joe Saunders (25-0, 12 KOs) and former IBF World Middleweight Champion David Lemieux (38-3, 33 KOs) were hosting a press conference to discuss their upcoming showdown to be held on Dec. 16 at the Place Bell in Laval, Quebec.

Saunders vs. Lemieux is presented by Golden Boy Promotions and Eye of the Tiger Management, in association with Frank Warren, and will be televised live on HBO World Championship beginning at 9:40 p.m. ET/PT. 
 

Here is what the participants had to say at today's press conference:

 

Billy Joe Saunders, current WBO World Middleweight Champion:

 

Billy Joe Saunders vs David Lemiuex December 16, 2017 Boxing

"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.

"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.
 
"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. 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. "
 

David Lemieux, former IBF World Middleweight Champion:

David Lemieux vs Billy Joe Saunders December 16, 2017 Boxing

"I think that you are in for a surprise. I will be at my best and take the title from you.
 

"I think that you are in for a surprise. I will be at my best and take the title from you.
 
"If the fight demands me chasing you, I will chase you. If the fight demands me to go toe-to-toe, I will. On December 16, I promise that I won't leave the Place Bell without the belt. I'm extremely excited. Let's get it on!"

 

Saunders vs. Lemieux, a 12-round fight for Saunder's WBO World Middleweight Championship, is presented by Golden Boy Promotions and Eye of the Tiger Management in association with Frank Warren Promotions. The event will take place Dec. 16, at the Place Bell in Laval, Canada and will be televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing. Tickets will go on sale on Saturday, October 28 at 12p.m. at www.evenko.ca.


(All Photos: Vincent Ethier / Eye of the Tiger Management

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