Dec 16 2017
Saturday

Bell Centre, Montreal, Canada

12 rounds contest
@ Middleweight
25-0-0
UD 12

Score cards

  • 117-111
  • 118-110
  • 120-108
UD 12
38-3-0

Belts on The Line

WBO World Middleweight Championship

The tape

31
Age
32
5' 11" / 180 cm
Height
5' 10" / 177 cm
70.9" / 180 cm
Reach
70.1" / 178 cm
Southpaw (L)
Stance
Orthodox (R)

Tape record

UDUDMDTKOSD
Form
UDKOUDTKOTKO
25
Wins
38
0
By KO
0
0
KO%
0
0
Loses
3
0
Draws
0
2009
Debut
2007

Tape rankings @ Middleweight

-
The Ring
-
-
WBA
-
-
WBC
-
-
WBO
2
-
IBF
-

Billy Joe Saunders vs David Lemieux report

Who won Saunders vs Lemieux?

Billy Joe Saunders beat David Lemieux by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest on Saturday 16th December 2017 at Bell Centre in Montreal.

The scorecards were announced as 117-111, 118-110, 120-108 in favor of winner Billy Joe Saunders.

The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Middleweight division, which meant the weight limit was 160 pounds (11.4 stone or 72.6 KG).

This contest was for the WBO middleweight championship of the world.

Saunders vs Lemieux stats

Billy Joe Saunders stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 25 wins, zero loses and 0 draws.

David Lemieux made his way to the ring with a record of 38 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws.

The stats suggested that Saunders and Lemieux have similar power, both with a 0% knock out percentage.

Billy Joe Saunders was the younger man by 1 year, at 31 years old.

Saunders had a height advantage of 1 inch over Lemieux. That also extended to a 1-inch reach advantage.

Billy Joe Saunders fought out of the southpaw stance, while David Lemieux was an orthodox fighter.

Saunders was arguably the less experienced fighter, having had 16 less fights, and made his debut in 2009, 1 year and 10 months later than Lemieux, whose first professional fight was in 2007. He had fought 19 more professional rounds, 214 to Lemieux's 195.

David Lemieux was ranked number 2 by the WBO in the 160lb division.

Saunders vs Lemieux form

Saunders remained undefeated as a professional, stopping 1 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had won against David Lemieux on 16th December 2017 by unanimous decision in their WBO World Middleweight championship fight at Bell Centre, Montreal, Canada.

Previous to that, he had won against Willie Monroe Jr on 16th September 2017 by unanimous decision in their WBO World Middleweight championship fight at Copper Box Arena, London, United Kingdom.

Going into that contest, he had beat Artur Akavov on 3rd December 2016 by unanimous decision in their WBO World Middleweight championship fight at Lagoon Leisure Centre, Paisley.

Before that, he had defeated Andy Lee on 19th December 2015 by majority decision in their WBO World Middleweight championship fight at Manchester Arena, Manchester.

He had won against Yoann Bloyer on 24th July 2015 by technical knockout in the 4th round at Wembley Arena, London.

Lemieux had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance twice.

In his last fight before this contest, he had defeated Marcos Reyes on 6th May 2017 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States.

Previous to that, he had defeated Curtis Stevens on 11th March 2017 by knockout in the 3rd round at Turning Stone Resort & Casino, Verona.

Going into that contest, he had beat Cristian Fabian Rios on 22nd October 2016 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Bell Centre, Montreal, Canada.

Before that, he had won against Glen Tapia on 7th May 2016 by technical knockout in the 4th round at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States.

He had been beaten by Gennady Golovkin on 17th October 2015 by technical knockout in the 8th round in their IBF World Middleweight, WBC World Middleweight and WBA Super World Middleweight championship fight at Madison Square Garden, New York.

Activity check

In terms of activity leading into the fight, David Lemieux had been fighting more than Billy Joe Saunders.

Going to this contest, Billy Joe Saunders had last fought 3 years, 4 months and 7 days ago, while David Lemieux's last outing had been 3 years, 11 months and 17 days ago.

Saunders' last 5 fights had come over a period of 5 years, 8 months and 30 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 1 month and 24 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 52 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 10.4 rounds on average.

Lemieux's last 5 fights had come over a period of 5 years, 6 months and 6 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 1 month and 7 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 35 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 7 rounds on average.

What time did Saunders vs Lemieux start?

The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 3:00 AM UTC at Bell Centre, Montreal, Canada, which was 10:00 PM EST or 7:00 PM PST on the West Coast of America, or 3:00 AM GMT in the UK.

Who broadcast Saunders vs Lemieux?

Saunders vs Lemieux was broadcast on BoxNation in the UK, while the fight was broadcast in the United States by HBO.

What were the odds on Saunders vs Lemieux?

Billy Joe Saunders was a 73/100 (-136) favourite going into the contest, while David Lemieux made his way into the ring at 11/10 (+110) with oddsmakers.

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