By David Martinez / dmboxing.com
In a match of the classic boxer vs. the classic puncher WBO middleweight champion Billy Joe Saunders (26-0 / 12 by KO) completely dominated David Lemieux (38-4 / 33 by KO) in a twelve round one-sided bout on Saturday night in Lemieux’s home town of Laval, Quebec, Canada.
It was a fight made to order for Saunders who made his first trip for a fight over the Atlantic Ocean from his home in Hatfield, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom. As a southpaw, he used an excellent lead right hand jab along with outstanding footwork and was impressive in every phase of the fight.
The judges’ official scorecards were, 120-108, 117-111, 118-110. I agreed with HBO judge Harold Lederman giving every round to Saunders, scoring it 120-108.
The middleweight division all of a sudden has become interesting with such talent as Saunders, Gennady Golovkin (37-0-1) , Canelo Alvarez (49-1-2), Daniel Jacobs (33-2), Jermall Charlo (26-0), Royota Murata (13-1), Sergiy Derevyanchenko (11-0), and Andy Lee (35-3-1).