It is widely expected that an announcement will soon be scheduled to state Billy Joe Saunders (25-0) will make the next defence of his WBO World Middleweight Title against the hard-hitting Canadian native, David Lemieux (38-3) in what is expected to be a defence on foreign soil for Saunders in Montreal.
Saunders will make the 3rd defence of his WBO World Middleweight Title after defences against Artur Akavov and most recently Willie Monroe Jr and on the subject of defending against the dangerous 1-punch knockout artist David Lemieux, Billy Joe Saunders said “Firstly I’d like to thank Golden Boy Promotions for putting the show on,” said Saunders. “Lemieux looks good against ‘B level’ fighters, but he is now getting in the ring with someone who is far more superior and slick than anyone he has ever been in with. I don’t just want the dog meat that Golovkin has left behind, I want the dog himself and when I come through this fight I will have him. He is a mandatory and we’ve agreed a deal to go over to foreign soil and get it on. I have a lot of friends in Canada, and I’ll be bringing a lot of supporters over to Canada from the UK. It has all the makings of a good fight. I’m expecting a good, clean, fair decision. Once I beat Lemieux I’ll be moving onto bigger fish; the winner of the rematch between Canelo and Golovkin. I’m looking forward to a great fight.”