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David Lemieux gets chance for WBO middleweight title Dec. 16 vs. Billy Joe Saunders

David Lemieux gets chance for WBO middleweight title Dec. 16 vs. Billy Joe Saunders

Canada’s David Lemieux will have an opportunity to regain a middleweight title Dec. 16 after his promoter, Oscar De La Hoya, struck a deal Tuesday for Lemieux to fight England’s Billy Joe Saunders in Montreal, the Los Angeles Times learned.

HBO will televise it and Montreal’s Bell Centre is among those bidding to host the bout that will leave the winner and Gennady Golovkin as the only men with middleweight belts.

Saunders (25-0, 12 knockouts) made his second World Boxing Organization title defense Sept. 16 with a unanimous-decision triumph over Willie Monroe, just hours before Golovkin retained his three division belts with a draw against Canelo Alvarez.

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