WBO champ convinced a win over Lemieux will lead to super fights against his big-name rivals
Billy Joe Saunders has insisted that a victory over David Lemieux in Quebec this weekend will guarantee him a super fight against one of boxing’s biggest names.
WBO world middleweight champion Saunders has been chasing a showdown against 160lb kingpin Gennady Golovkin and superstar Canelo Alvarez for some time.
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"Not really because the way some are looking at it is that he's the home fighter," said Saunders on his rival. "For anyone who wants to make a few quid, I'll be giving him a boxing lesson and then I'll go home.
"But it doesn't really matter. We saw that James DeGale was about 1/100 the other day and got beaten. We can't really go on the bookies or anything else. We've just got to go on the way we're feeling and our previous performances.
"He's had a couple of good performances, I had a good performance last time out and I can only improve so hopefully that will happen and I'll be champion after," added the Frank Warren-promoted champion.