12-16-2017 Montreal Ca.- I’m a David Lemieux fan (I like bangers) and I really DID wanna’ see him stop Billy Joe Saunders (25-0-12K) just to see if big mouth Daniel (I really DID beat GGG) Jacobs would dare challenge him. Jacobs talks more shit for doing NOTHING than anybody in the game. Course if David doesn’t ko Jacobs, Jacobs will claim the win. In any event, Lemieux (38-3-33K) was taken to school and told where to sit tonight as Billy Joe boxed circles around the Canadian in front of his OWN fans. I’m STILL waiting for David to land a clean shot and the fight’s been over for two hours . It wasn’t the most interesting fight to watch, not even competitive, really. Lemieux chased, pursued, ran, all with the intent of putting those heavy hands on the WBO middleweight champ. By the ninth round, a tired, bloody nosed Lemieux was getting beaten up and rocked. After the fight, Lemieux said he hurt his left hand (at LEAST he didn’t QUIT) and couldn’t do what he wanted. David proved to be a very one dimensional guy and had no idea what to do with Billy Joe’s movement and quickness. He acted as if he’d never SEEN Saunders fight. This was a disappointing rout (for ME, anyway).
I’ve watched Antoine Douglas (22-1-16K) fight just twice and both times he was beaten to a pulp. In his first loss, his peeps screwed up by taking on a last minute sub (Avantandil Khurtsidze 31-2-2 20K) that proved to be a battle-tested veteran and he put a bad beating on the youngster stopping him in six rounds. Douglas was barely twenty, undefeated and his people didn’t need to take a fight like that. Lesson learned? NOT. Tonight, Douglas was after his first major title when he faced another battle-tested dude, Gary O’sullivan (26-2-18K). To begin with, though talented, Douglas isn’t big or strong enough for the middleweight division and he doesn’t hit like a ’60 pounder. O’Sullivan a rough, tough, strong as an ox Brit, completely overpowered Douglas, stopping him after seven brutal rounds. The hard charging O’Sullivan had no respect for the youngster’s power. Douglas would fire his pinpoint combos, but O’Sullivan smiled, ate them and walked Douglas down, mentally wearing out the youngster and landing some heavy shots up and down. This fight looked so much like Antoine’s other loss, it was eerie. Douglas has a bad habit, thinking he’s a killer, standing and trading when he should be boxing and moving. He also stands too erect and gets hit with everything. He really needs to fight at ’54. O’Sullivan now owns the WBO Intercontenental belt and would be a problem for most middleweights around today.
Jr. welterweight Cletus Seldon (21-1ND-17K) came in with a reputation as a fan friendly, heavy handed ko artist. He had only three amateur fights and it showed tonight. He faced Yves Ulysse Jr, a good boxer but not a big hitter. Surprise, after three rounds, the man who calls himself ‘The Hammer’ looked more like the nail, as he was pounded to the mat three times. Seldon didn’t have a clue what to do with the fleet footed, quick handed Ulysse. It was shocking seeing just how limited this guy was, to be fighting on HBO. He was constantly chasing his opponent around the ring and getting blasted when he closed the gap. After the early damage he did, Yves decided to mount his bike and was for the most part, was in a different zip code than his opponent was. It became a real ugly affair, THAT coupled with the lack of skill displayed by Seldon. His people have a LOTTA’ work to do with this guy. Ulysse went on to win going away.