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Billy Joe Saunders Spits On
Lemieux & The Montrealers

By Daniel Cloutier

MONTRÉAL - The WBO middleweight champion of the world, the British Billy Joe Saunders, has certainly had his last fight on the Montréal territory. Saunders is spitting of the former IBF middleweight champion of the world, David Lemieux, and the Montrealers.

December 16th at Place Bell in Laval, a northern Montréal suburb, Saunders (26-0-0) kept is WBO 160 pounds world title in beating Lemieux (38-4-0) by unanimous decision. Two days after the bout, Lemieux met the Montrealers boxing writers, to explain that he could not use his left arm after the first round. For the second time in a row, he injured his left shoulder in the first round.

A doctor believes that Lemieux will need a surgery to cure a ligament’s problem in his left shoulder.
Saunders mentioned to a British boxing writer: “Lemieux is an asshole,” said Saunders. “He found a good excuse to discredit my win and domination over him in this fight. And I hate the Montrealers. Several of them booed me and insulted me the night of the fight and the days before the event. I hope I will never return to Montréal.”

Saunders’s attitude is pretty curious. Different surveys are showing that a majority of Americans love to come in Montréal, and they feel very welcome in the most important French City in America.


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