Billy Joe Saunders will be defending his WBO middleweight title when he travels to Montreal and faces Canadian knockout artist David Lemieux. We have all the betting odds for the fight, along with our prediction here.
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Betting odds at Bovada boxing have David Lemieux as the (-120) favorite with Billy Joe Saunders as the (+110) underdog.
- David Lemieux to win by KO (+180)
- David Lemieux to win by Decision (+375)
- Billy Joe Saunders to win by KO (+550)
- Billy Joe Saunders to win by Decision (+130)
- Draw (+1800)
Despite being the champion, Billy Joe Saunders will be traveling to Lemieux's backyard to defend his title in Laval, Quebec. Under normal circumstances, the champion is the one that makes the challenger come to him, so this move by Saunders shows a measure of confidence in his abilities.
We all know Lemieux can punch and that if he connects cleanly the fight will be over. However, he can only plod forward and has shown that he can be outboxed by smart, technical fighters. Not to mention the fact that Saunders has never been knocked down in his career.
Lemieux had problems making weight for this contest and if he unable to get Saunders out early he will surely slow down as the fight progresses, much like what happened in his loss to Joachim Alcine. Look for Saunders to control the fight from the outside with his jab and evasive footwork.
Prediction: Bet on Billy Joe Saunders at (-110) odds.