Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Canada's David Lemieux to Face Billy Joe Saunders for WBO Middleweight Title

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Canada's David Lemieux to Face Billy Joe Saunders for WBO Middleweight Title

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Canada's Lemieux gets middleweight title shot

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MONTREAL - Canada's David Lemieux is getting another shot at a world title.

Lemieux (38-3, 33 knockouts) is to face World Boxing Organization middleweight champion Billy Joe Saunders of Britian at the Place Bell arena in Laval, Que., on Dec. 16, the Montreal fighter's manager Camille Estephan said.

The power-punching Lemieux won the vacant International Boxing Federation title by unanimous decision over Hassan N'Dam in June 2015, but lost it four months later by eighth-round technical knockout to unified champion Gennady Golovkin in New York. He has won all four of his fights since then, most recently a unanimous decision over Marcos Reyes on May 6 in Las Vegas.

"We're obviously very excited," said Estephan. …

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