Saunders: I'll Beat Lemieux Convincingly, No Robbery Worries

With less than a month to go until he travels to Canada, Billy Joe Saunders is relaxed about taking on former IBF world champion David Lemieux in his hometown at Bell Place in Laval.

Saunders puts his WBO world middleweight crown on the line against the heavy-handed Lemieux, and admits he wants a convincing win to avoid any doubts should the judges be required.

"The way you've got to look at it, the whole world will be watching this fight," Saunders explained to iFL TV.

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"I will make it as hard or as easy as I want to make this fight. I will beat him convincingly enough where they won't be able to rob me. I will beat him convincingly," repeated the Englishman.

"He's a good fighter, he's been in with [Gennady] Golovkin. He's been in the ring with one good man and got stopped. No shame in it, he got stopped by Golovkin.

"Anywhere you go the home fighter always gets a close decision, so I can't afford to let it be close," said Saunders. "If I didn't think I couldn't beat him convincingly, I wouldn't go!"

Lemieux has been vocal about the fight on Twitter, and recently warned "one month until you hit the canvas".

Saunders, though, is unimpressed with his taunts after the Canadian was silent at the recent press conference but acts tough on social media.

"When I got to his face he didn't want to say nothing at all. He got told in his own country. I've heard it all before," Saunders said.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Superbee on 11-23-2017

[QUOTE=robbyheartbaby;18234754]A lot of people don't know a lot about BJS and that's fair enough, but believe me he can f***ing fight and will dance rings around Lemieux. Saunders by UD all day.[/QUOTE] That's what I fear... Saunders running around after…

Comment by bluemax on 11-23-2017

If Saunders even goes the distance with Lemieux I'll be shocked. I expect him to get destroyed based on the fights I've seen him in. The mere fact he holds a title show how why too many world title belts…

Comment by robbyheartbaby on 11-23-2017

A lot of people don't know a lot about BJS and that's fair enough, but believe me he can f***ing fight and will dance rings around Lemieux. Saunders by UD all day.

Comment by robbyheartbaby on 11-23-2017

[QUOTE=HeadShots;18233025]the problem with BJS is that he scrapes by with wins lol[/QUOTE] Against good fighters.

Comment by just the facts on 11-23-2017

I can see this fight going either way but I'm not real impressed with either fighter. Can't see either ever beating Canelo, GGG, Jacobs or Charlo.

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