Billy Joe Saunders challenges Gennady Golovkin after defeating David Lemieux


Billy Joe Saunders challenges Gennady Golovkin after defeating David Lemieux

The Englishman is now eyeing a unification fight with the Kazakhstani fighter after racking up 25 straight victories before making his first appearance in North America on Saturday. "You be punching fresh air", Saunders said of Golovkin.

'I know you're booing me because I whipped your fighters arse but you know, that's boxing'.

Golovkin and Alvarez have been touted as possible 2018 opponents for Saunders, with the duo first set for a rematch following their draw in September, but the WBO champ believes they may think twice about facing him.

Golovkin holds the WBA, WBC, IBF and IBO middleweight titles.

He won by scores of 120-108, 117-111 and 118-110. "I knew he was tough". I look easy to put down.

"I'd taken some time out to be with my mum, but she said the best thing to do is to get a World title" Adams said. But you can't hit me.

Saunders said he owes everything to his new coach Dominic Ingle.

"If it wasn't for him my boxing career would be finished and over".

Saunders (26-0) made a third defence of the title he won from Andy Lee in 2015 and showed he will be a force to be reckoned with in the division that is now ruled by stars Saul (Canelo) Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin.

Saunders delighted in Lemieux's misfire and peered into the crowd to see where the punch might have landed.

"It wasn't my night", Lemieux said in the ring, adding that he hurt his hand in the second round and wasn't able to perform at his best. He was on the run from the first round to the end.

Saunders (26-0) made a third defense of the title the British fighter won from Andy Lee in 2015 and showed he could be a force in the division that is now ruled by stars Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin.