Saunders and Lemieux face off on HBO in December

Saunders and Lemieux face off on HBO in December

Published: October 18, 2017


  David Lemiuex won a unanimous decision over Marcos Reyes in his last bout. Photo: Joe Camporeale/USA Today Sports

David Lemiuex won a unanimous decision over Marcos Reyes in his last bout. Photo: Joe Camporeale/USA Today Sports

Billy Joe Saunders (25-0, 12 KOs) will defend his WBO Middleweight title against David Lemieux (38-3, 33 KOs) on December 16th in a yet to be determined location in Canada on HBO.

Super slugger Lemieux will most likely prove to be the biggest challenge of Saunders’ career. Saunders most recently successfully defended the title against Willie Monroe Jr. after his scheduled bout against Avatandil Khurtsidze was canceled due to Khurtsidze being arrested on federal racketeering charges. 

Following the loss of his IBF title to Gennady Golovkin, Lemieux is currently sitting at 4-0. It has been suggested that should he be successful against Saunders he would be in contention to face Canelo Alvarez. Golden Boy Promotions President Oscar De La Hoya stated to the LA Times, “I do want to come to terms and make that rematch (for Alvarez) with (Golovkin), but if we can’t come to terms … and Lemieux looks spectacular in winning the title from Saunders, that’s another option for Canelo.” 

This will be the first time Saunders will have appeared on HBO and his fight with Lemieux will serve as his North American debut.


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