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SAUNDERS-LEMIEUX FINAL PRESS CONFERENCE QUOTES

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Golden Boy Promotions and Eye of the Tiger Management, in association with Frank Warren and Vidťotron, today hosted a media workout for the upcoming WBO Middleweight World Championship fight between Billy Joe Saunders (25-0, 12 KOs) and David Lemieux (38-3, 33 KOs), set to take place this Saturday, Dec. 16 at Place Bell in Laval, Quebec, Canada. The eveningís co-main event will feature Antoine ďActionĒ Douglas (22-1-1, 16 KOs) against Gary ďSpikeĒ OíSullivan (26-2, 18 KOs) for the WBO Intercontinental Middleweight title while Cletus ďHebrew HammerĒ Seldin (21-0, 17 KOs) will face off against Yves Ulysse, Jr. (14-1, 9 KOs) in the opener of the HBO World Championship Boxing event that will kick off live at 9:40 pm ET/PT.

BILLY JOE SAUNDERS, WBO Middleweight World Champion:
ďIím used to fight outside the UK, Iím a traveler of the world. I donít care if thereís a million people. Itís just me and him in that ring, end of the story. As for the rest, I donít care.
ďDavid has no chance of winning, and Iím convinced that he will not make the distance against me. Iím willing to bet part of my purse to charity if I lose and the winner will choose which charity to give it to. Iím not here for the money or anything like that, Iím here to make a statement. Thereís no point in talking anymore, all that matters now is what happens on Saturday.Ē

DAVID LEMIEUX, Former IBF Middleweight World Champion:
ďIíve never said that I doubted his chin. Regardless he will hit the floor. And whether I win by knock out or go 12 rounds, itís no matter. But I will drop him and I will hurt him.
ďThere are a lot of fans in England whoíve written to me because they donít like Saunders, and they want me to get rid of him. Iíll do everyone a favor, Iíll take care of him.Ē

ANTOINE DOUGLAS, Middleweight Contender:
ďIím very exited to have the opportunity to fight on HBO. I had a very strong camp, moved up to Jersey with my team. Iím prepared to fight 10 explosive rounds and give fans in Canada a show to remember.Ē

GARY OíSULLIVAN, Former WBC International Silver Super Lightweight Champion and Middleweight Contender:
ďItís absolutely fantastic to fight here on HBO! Itís a very big opportunity, and itís nice to be here. To me, fighting out of town makes no difference because I fought most of my career out of town Ė the US, the UK, and I come from Ireland.Ē

CLETUS SELDIN, Super Lightweight Contender:
ďIím nice outside the ring but once Iím inside the ring, I become an animal that I canít even contain. I donít come to score points but to do damage and hurt, and thatís the difference between me and Ulysse, Jr. My trainer and I have studied Yves Ulysse, Jr. and we know he is a solid boxer-puncher who fights with intensity and angles. He can try to dance like Sugar Ray Leonard but he is not Leonard. His strategy will not work against me, Iím very excited about being able to get back on the ring quickly and itís an honor to be part of such a big event.Ē

YVES ULYSSE, JR., Super Lightweight Contender:
ďHeís a high-calibre fighter, itís gonna make a great show! I know that this fight will bring out my character, what kind of person I am. Every time Iíve faced obstacles, Iíve always responded with strength. I will do it again.Ē

Saunders vs. Lemieux, a 12-round fight for the Saundersí WBO World Middleweight Championship, is presented by Golden Boy Promotions and Eye of the Tiger Management in association with Frank Warren. Douglas vs. OíSullivan is a 10-round fight for the WBO Intercontinental Middleweight Title presented by Golden Boy Promotions and Eye of The Tiger Management in association with GH3 Promotions and Murphyís Boxing. Seldin vs. Ulysse, Jr. is a 10-round super lightweight fight presented by Golden Boy Promotions, Eye of The Tiger Management and Star Boxing. The event will take place Saturday, Dec. 16 at Place Bell in Laval, Quebec, Canada and will be televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing beginning at 9:40 p.m. ET/PT.

Tickets for Saunders vs. Lemieux are priced beginning at $45 to $500 and are on sale. Tickets can be purchased at the Place Bell Box Office, all Ticketmaster outlets, Ticketmaster charge by phone (866-858-0008) and online at www.ticketmaster.com, www.goldenboytickets.com or www.placebell.ca/en.

Visit www.goldenboypromotions.com, www.eottm.com, www.frankwarren.com, www.StarBoxing.com and www.hbo.com/boxing for more information. Follow on Twitter at @GoldenBoyBoxing, @EOTMVD, @hboboxing, @bjsaunders_, @LemieuxBoxing, @Action_Douglas, @spike_osullivan, @StarBoxing, @LifeOfCletus, @frankwarren_tv; and become a fan on Facebook at www.facebook.com/GoldenBoyBoxing. Visit us on Instagram at @GoldenBoyBoxing, @eottm_boxing, @saundersbillyjoe, @davidlemieuxboxing, @action_douglass @garyspikeosullivan, @StarBoxing, @BearJewUSA; and follow the conversation using #SaundersLemieux.


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