Months after losing to Billy Joe Saunders in a highly one-sided and largely degrading defeat at times in front of his home fans, Lemieux has decided to blame an injury for his humbling at the hands of the Briton.
Lemieux was schooled, for want of a better word, by Saunders back in December and his latest comments reek of sour grapes as his former opponent prepares for another title defense.
Saunders is in training to face Martin Murray on April 14 with a potential shot at the winner of Gennady Golovkin v Canelo Alvarez at stake, whilst Lemieux has some rebuilding to do.
The comprehensive reverse couldn’t really have been any more so, leaving fans stunned at Lemieux’s rather delusional attempts to claw back some pride with a clearly unwarranted comment.
“Don’t worry, you only beat an injured Lemieux. Revenge knocking you out will be gratifying, not just for me but especially the fans,” said Lemieux, in a post which was greeted by several memes to the contrary.
A return for Lemieux has been touted for the late spring as the 29 year-old eyes another assault towards a world title shot, although the ex-IBF champion really needs to put the Saunders masterclass behind him in order to be able to fully move from what are non-existent and unreachable rematch hopes.