What Billy Joe Saunders did when a punch hit thin air from challenger David Lemieux could have taken boxing showboating to a new level.
Saunders impressed last night by winning virtually every single round in a dominating performance over David Lemieux, a fight that many thought would be a close one beforehand.
The reality could not have been further from the truth however.
As Saunders put on a boxing clinic fighting away from home in Lemieux’s native Canada to extend his unbeaten record as a professional to 26-0-12KO.
At one point during the fight Saunders produced this moment of humor when a Lemieux punch missed it’s target by some distance:
— Punch-Drunk Pauly (@punchdrunkpauly) December 17, 2017
Such was the relative ease Saunders won on the night with.
He now moves on to some possibly big fights in the new year at middleweight, with unification bouts against the other champions no doubt in his sights at some stage.
Although a rematch between Gennady Golovkin and Canelo Alvarez has not been officially announced just yet – it is widely thought that it will happen in Las Vegas next May.
This will mean Saunders will have to wait likely until the back-end of 2018 before he gets his shot at the division’s number one fighter.
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