THE build-up between champion and challenger has been bitter, with a fractious weigh-in yesterday, but now Billy Joe Saunders vs David Lemieux takes place at Place Bell in Laval, Quebec, Canada.

Saunders puts his WBO middleweight world championship on the line against Lemieux in his home country. The victor will hope for a major fight with one of the stars of the middleweight division, Canelo Alvarez or Gennady Golovkin.

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