With less than a month to go until he travels to Canada, Billy Joe Saunders is relaxed about taking on David Lemieux in his hometown.

Saunders puts his WBO World Middleweight crown on the line against the heavy-handed Lemieux, and admits he wants a convincing win to avoid any doubts should the judges be required.

"The way you've got to look at it, the whole world will be watching this fight," he explained to iFL TV.

"I will make it as hard or as easy as I want to make this fight. I will beat him convincingly enough where they won't be able to rob me. I will beat him convincingly," repeated the Englishman.

"He's a good fighter, he's been in with [Gennady] Golovkin. He's been in the ring with one good man and got stopped. No shame in it, he got stopped by Golovkin.

"Anywhere you go the home fighter always gets a close decision, so I can't afford to let it be close," said Saunders. "If I didn't think I couldn't beat him convincingly, I wouldn't go!"

Lemieux has been vocal about the fight on Twitter, and recently warned "one month until you hit the canvas".

Saunders, though, is unimpressed with his taunts after the Canadian was silent at the recent press conference. "When I got to his face he didn't want to say nothing at all. He got told in his own country. I've heard it all before."

While Canelo Alvarez and Golovkin negotiate a rematch, rumoured for May 2018, Danny Jacobs is another Middleweight contender who is in the mix.

After taking 'Triple G' the full 12 rounds back in March, the American came away with plenty of credit, but Saunders pointed out that ultimately his challenge ended in defeat. 

"Danny Jacobs is a good fighter, he's come through some tough battles in his life. Everybody's talking about a 'brilliant loss' he had. He lost. You got beat. I'd rather have a terrible win than a brilliant loss."

Watch Billy Joe Saunders face David Lemieux live on BoxNation on December 16th.