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David Lemieux and Billy Joe Saunders have come face to face for the first time in Montreal since their WBO Middleweight title clash was announced last week.  “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.” Lemieux said before the assembled media at the fight’s opening press conference

Saunders appeared characteristically bullish about his chances as he shared his view “Styles make fights. It’s the classic matchup 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.”

Saunders shared his opinion that while Lemieux’s fighting style is admirable, it has its flaws and Saunders believes someone of his skill set can pinpoint those weaknesses “Lemieux shows a lot of heart when he comes to fight, but the truth is, I’m too slick and too good for him. I’m in boxing to win and defend my belt all over the world”. Saunders then shared a claim that he believes Lemieux is a litmus test before moving on to bigger fights against the other champions.  Lemieux is my tester for the winner of Canelo and Golovkin.”
“Billy wants to fight Golovkin and wants to measure himself against Lemieux. It’s a great test for him. 

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