Billy Joe Saunders Calls Out GGG After Dominating Lemieux

Lynette Rowe
December 18, 2017

BILLY JOE SAUNDERS produced what was by a considerable margin the finest performance of his career as he defended his WBO World middleweight title with an inch-perfect points win over David Lemieux in Montreal. Saunders had telling success in the final thirty seconds, catching Lemieux with a left hook sending the Canadian into a corner with Saunders unloading four clean shots.

You may remember how, ahead of the most recent defence of his WBO middleweight title, Saunders laughed as his son punched opponent Willie Monroe Jr. below the belt as the fighters took to the scales in London.

But, Saunders has firmly laid down his marker to face the victor of that fight after a complete destruction of Lemieux.

Gennady Golovkin has unfinished business with Saul "Canelo" Alvarez but Saunders is definitely in the frame for a whopper pay-per-view fight.

Ringside officials saw the contest 120-108, 117-111 and 118-110, while I tallied matters a clear shutout at 120-108.

Saunders began taunting his opponent in the fifth as he continued to make Lemieux miss, much to the annoyance of the Canadian crowd.

"This time a year ago I was an absolute disgrace in Scotland and I would never jump in the ring again with a performance like that but that's all down to one man and one man only - Dominic Ingle in Sheffield".

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Having neutralised and made one of the world's best 160-pounders look remarkably ordinary, Saunders ends the year with a bang, putting himself in contention for even bigger nights in 2018.

"If you beat me, you can choose what charity I give it to and vice versa when I win".

"I know you're booing me because I whipped your fighter's ass, but that's boxing", Saunders told a quelled audience post-fight.

"I was not at my best".

"Fight me now because we'll see a different story and you'll be punching fresh air".

Saunders moves to 26-0 (12KOs), whole Lemieux drops to 38-4 (33KOs).

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