The WBO middleweight world champion put on a boxing clinic this weekend in Canada and showed what the sweet science is all about.
A wide shut out unanimous points decision this weekend over David Lemieux propelled Saunders back into the type of profile he wants in world boxing with a performance that has genuinely got people talking again.
It’s hard to believe that many bookies before hand were placing their odds as 50/50 pretty much in the fight.
Believing that Lemieux would be the toughest challenge of Englishman Saunders’ career to date.
It turned out to be anything but, as he dazzled with his skills, movement and timing in one of the best purist boxing displays of his career – while doing so on the road too.
Following the bout boxing fans around the world have been raving about his victory:
— World Boxing Fans (@TheWBFC) December 17, 2017
Well done Bill u made it look easy champ
— Kyle White (@KylewhiteNew) December 17, 2017
Master class Mr Saunders against a very sore poor loser … the search for his missing punch in the crowd will become a classic
— Gareth A Davies (@GarethADaviesDT) December 17, 2017
Superb win Billy Joe proving to the masses just how world class you are!
— Chris Bottom (@ChrisBottom16) December 17, 2017
Go on Billy Joe! Great performance well done. Earned a nice Xmas and New Year there. Enjoy!
— Hamza (@hamzanumber1) December 17, 2017
Never in doubt @dominicingle hard work and full concentration pays off. Happy fighter = dangerous fighter. Bit of a rest now and back in the new year. Keep ticking over though ??♂️?️♂️
— Mark Gaeta (@markgaeta) December 17, 2017
Best performance of a middleweight that I’ve seen in a long long time. Fair play Bill that was fucking beautiful
— J (@bigissue1976) December 17, 2017
Masterclass performance well done billy Joe
— benjamin (@benw53857443) December 17, 2017
Master class by billy joe Saunders ??
— Joe flex (@Joeflex_) December 17, 2017
Brilliant performance ????
— Brian Shortt (@brianbru14) December 17, 2017
One of the best away performances by a British boxer I’ve seen. Congrats! He’ll be punching shadows in his sleep the poor lad.
— Nick Piggott (@officialnickpig) December 17, 2017
Amazing @bjsaunders_ boxed out your skin . So pleased for you bro
— Daniel Brogan (@DanielBrogann) December 17, 2017
Brilliant, brilliant performance. ??
— Gareth Zanellan (@GZanellan) December 17, 2017
Photo Credit: Matt Heasley-Hogansphotos/Golden Boy Promotions