Saunders vs Lemieux Post-Fight Breakdown – WBO world middleweight champion Billy Joe Saunders had his international coming out party last night when he breezed to a unanimous decision win over Canada’s David Lemieux.
The stylish Saunders won the WBO title in late 2015 and had made two defenses in the U.K. since. This fight, in Lemieux’s backyard, was considered a new type of test for Saunders, who represented England in the 2012 Olympics and has a wide amateur background. Consider that test passed, as Saunders outboxed the hard slugging Lemieux from beginning to end. One judge gave every round to Saunders and the other two judges likely gave Lemieux a so-called “courtesy round” or two.
In this latest TBC report, we are joined by Frank Lotierzo to talk about Billy Joe Saunders’ in-ring performance from last night and where he fits in to the top-heavy middleweight division.
Check out “Saunders Outclasses Lemieux To Retain WBO Belt” for highlights and event results.
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