Frank Warren: The Moment of Truth is Here For Billy Joe Saunders

by Frank Warren

THE MOMENT OF truth is looming for Billy Joe Saunders on Saturday night when he embarks on his toughest assignment to date against the heavy hitting Canadian David Lemieux in Montreal.

Bill is indeed rolling the dice a little bit by heading over into Lemieux’s home territory to make his third defence of his WBO world middleweight title.

It is a tough, tough fight against a renowned puncher who is at his most dangerous in the early rounds. Bill, however, is a fast starter himself, he has got a good boxing brain and is very elusive.

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He is a tricky southpaw with a very good chin and I don’t believe he has ever been in the floor in a fight – amateur or pro.

Bill can also bang himself a bit and has pulled big punches out of the bag when needs be.

He knows the importance of this, he is on primetime HBO – one of the reasons we are over there – and if he comes through this we are looking to put him in a big, big fight in the spring.

It might well be the case that Bill has never been in such a good place, both physically and mentally.

He appears to be incredibly focused and that is 90 percent of the job with Bill. Physically he is in great shape and let’s hope it all translates into a career-best performance.

Coverage begins from Montreal at 2am on Sunday morning, live and exclusive on BT Sport and BoxNation.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by BluDivision on 12-15-2017

BJS for the W!!!!!!

Comment by GlassJoey on 12-14-2017

I might be in a minority but I kind of like fights where a boxer stops anyone getting hurt by nullifying a slugger and showing him a thing or 2. Good thing about this one is that billy joe can’t…

Comment by JayCho on 12-14-2017

I like Saunders, his main struggles have come from his crap conditioning where he has struggled in later rounds(v Lee&eubank) He seems to be in a lot better shape now and looks like he has kept in shape for training…

Comment by stellen on 12-14-2017

Hopefully this is the night bjs gets whats coming to him.

Comment by kafkod on 12-14-2017

[QUOTE=Thetruthiserrol;18333842]Why does everyone think BJS is a great boxer? He didn't look great against Willie Monroe imo. I think he may get KO'D.[/QUOTE] BJS beat Munroe at his own game. I'll think he'll be too slick and clever for Lemieux.

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