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Frank Warren: Saunders Can Send a Message To Canelo, GGG

By Frank Warren, courtesy of The Daily Star

BILLY JOE SAUNDERS has travelled across the Atlantic to prove to those in America he deserves a shot at the middleweight big boys.

The WBO champion defends his title against Canadian and hometown favourite David Lemieux in Montreal early on Sunday morning.

Now it is the chance for him to shine and get those across the pond telling Gennady Golovkin and Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez that he is the man to face next.

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That is why we have come to Canada for a fight that is being shown live on HBO, America’s big broadcaster.

HBO show Canelo and Golovkin so it made sense to jump at a big chance to be showcased on that channel.

Hopefully after the bout, Saunders will be a wanted man.

To do that he has to put in a top performance and forcing a stoppage will make a big statement.

I think he has the ability to do that and it should make for an entertaining clash.

We know Lemieux is a big hitter so there are huge risks involved in this fight too.

But if you don’t take risks in this game sometimes then you don’t go far.

Saunders can become the biggest name in the middleweight division but first he has to clear this hurdle.

On the undercard, Nicola Adams continues on the road to a world title in 2018 with her third professional fight.

The double Olympic gold medallist suffered late heartbreak when her opponent was not passed fit to fight on the undercard of Canelo and Golovkin’s September clash.

But she will get back on track in Montreal with her first six rounder against Uruguay flyweight Soledad Macedo.

Then it will be on to mapping out what should be an exciting 2018 for the Leeds native.

Watch Saunders v Lemieux live on BT Sport and BoxNation from 2am on Sunday.

 

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by aboutfkntime on 12-17-2017

[QUOTE]Originally Posted by [B]yoshik[/B] No matter what shape B-Jo Saunders is in HE SUCKS AS A BOXER. And NO power. Lemieux will not let this go to the score cards. BJ will get what we all need-his mouth to stfu.…

Comment by aboutfkntime on 12-17-2017

[QUOTE=Shadoww702;18341624]The 160 divison is back to being one of the BEST again! [B]What order would you rate these guys???[/B] Andrade Canelo Charlo GGG Murata Sergiy[/QUOTE] 1) Golovkin/Canelo (with Jacobs) 2) Saunders 3) the rest they can earn their ranking, rather…

Comment by Shadoww702 on 12-17-2017

[QUOTE=aboutfkntime;18341597]I always said that he could be in that mix up there with the top three, I mean I actually had him ranked #2 at 160 up until the Golovkin/Jacobs fight..... then I had him ranked #3, behind Golovkin/Jacobs, until…

Comment by Shadoww702 on 12-17-2017

[QUOTE=DoomOnHorseback;18341432]Well done for manning up and admitting you were wrong. You were far from the only one early on in this thread.[/QUOTE] Thanks! Yeah that fight put be back in my place. And reminds you this is Why they box.

Comment by aboutfkntime on 12-17-2017

[QUOTE=Shadoww702;18341378]Damn I haven't been that wrong in a VERY long time??? I guess that's why you never mix business with pleasure. So where does this go from here??? I thought they both were "C" class fighters??? Does this mean Saunders…

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