Canadian David Lemieux is looking to seize his opportunity at recovering a World Title on December 16th against undefeated Billy Joe Saunders.

Since losing his IBF Middleweight crown to Gennady Golovkin in 2015, the French-speaking puncher has been angling for a World Title shot.

Lemieux has won four in a row and is now determined to tear the WBO belt away from Saunders on home soil. Speaking at Monday’s press conference Lemieux warned his opponent: “I think that [Saunders is] in for a surprise. I will be at my best and take the title from [Saunders].”

The 28-year-old also added that he was ready for whatever style Billy Joe brings to the ring. “If the fight demands me chasing him, I will chase him. If the fight demands I go toe-to-toe, I will. On December 16, I promise that I won't leave the Place Bell without the belt. I'm extremely excited. Let's get it on!"

Marc Ramsey, Lemieux’s trainer, echoed his fighter’s sentiments, admitting that his protege was after the best fighter available. “It's going to be a good challenge for David [Lemieux]. Once again, he will give the fans a show to remember and a beautiful Christmas gift.

“This fight is a great opportunity for David to write history!” Ramsey added.

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