Great Britain's Saunders captured his title on December 19, 2015 with a majority decision victory over Andy Lee (35-3-1, 24 KOs). This will be the southpaw's third title defense. He previously defended his title against Artur Akavov (17-2, 7 KOs) and Willie Monroe Jr. (21-3, 6 KOs). His successful title against Monroe, a unanimous decision victory, came on September 16th of this year at the Copper Box Arena in Great Britain.
Lemieux, a tough French Canadian middleweight, is looking for his fifth straight victory. Most recently, he defeated Marcos Reyes (35-5, 26 KOs) by unanimous decision on May 6th at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, a fight that was part of the Saul "Canelo" Alvarez (49-1-2, 34 KOs) vs. Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. (50-3-1, 32 KOs) undercard.
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