Lemieux: Many UK Fans Wrote To Me, Want Me To Drill Saunders

Later tonight, WBO middleweight world champion Billy Joe Saunders (25-0, 12 KOs) will defend the title against his most dangerous opponent to date, former IBF beltholder David Lemieux (38-3, 33 KOs).

The fight headlines an HBO televised tripleheader from Place Bell in Laval, Quebec, Canada.

The evening's co-main event will feature Antoine "Action" Douglas (22-1-1, 16 KOs) against Gary "Spike" O'Sullivan (26-2, 18 KOs) for the WBO Intercontinental Middleweight title while Cletus "Hebrew Hammer" Seldin (21-0, 17 KOs) will face off against Yves Ulysse, Jr. (14-1, 9 KOs) in the opener of the HBO card.

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Lemieux is very accustomed to knocking his opponents out in very rapid fashion. 

Earlier this year, he brutally knocked out Curtis Stevens in New York. The hook Lemieux landed would send Stevens down and fully out in a Knockout of The Year contender.

Lemieux realizes that Saunders has a good chin and it might be tough to knock him out. The one thing the Canadian puncher does guarantee is Saunders hitting the deck at some point in the contest.

"I've never said that I doubted his chin. Regardless he will hit the floor. And whether I win by knock out or go 12 rounds, it's no matter. But I will drop him and I will hurt him," Lemieux said.

According to Lemieux, he's received a lot of support from UK fans. He claims that a high volume of British fight fans have contacted him, hoping that he blasts Saunders out.

"There are a lot of fans in England who've written to me because they don't like Saunders, and they want me to get rid of him. I'll do everyone a favor, I'll take care of him," Lemieux said.

The winner of the fight will be sitting in a very good position, as most of the top middleweights are now aligned with HBO - including Daniel Jacobs, Demetrius Andrade, middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin and Mexican superstar Canelo Alvarez.

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

[QUOTE=Bumdre Ward;18339826]A good portion of them act like BJS and Fury does, I assume that is why they have a bad rep to their name. They seem to stick to their own and they don't really get on good with…

Comment by PunchyPotorff on 12-16-2017

Lemieux knows none of those 'on his side' will help him on fight night. And he also knows his boxing skills are unfortunately very limited, and will be especially so vs Saunders. He has a punchers chance, but for him…

Comment by BombSquad on 12-16-2017

[QUOTE=whatismyname;18339682]the sorry part is, this is probably true...why are the travelers disrespected and hated so much over there?[/QUOTE] A good portion of them act like BJS and Fury does, I assume that is why they have a bad rep to…

Comment by RJJ-94-02=GOAT on 12-16-2017

As a British boxing fan I echo these sentiments, I hope Lemieux ices Saunders. Although I can see BJS grinding out a decision if he’s on his game. Hoping Lemieux lands that big left hook though!

Comment by Enzo Mc is SHIT on 12-16-2017

[QUOTE=whatismyname;18339682]the sorry part is, this is probably true...why are the travelers disrespected and hated so much over there?[/QUOTE] A minority give them a very bad name. Things like letting their kids **** in swimming pools and throw rubbish around restaurants.…

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