Golovkin finally gains deserved middleweight showdown with Lemieux
Widely regarded as the most feared man in boxing, Kazakhstan’s Gennady Golovkin has finally been able to secure a well-received bout against a worthy opponent, as the knock-out king prepares for a middleweight showdown with David Lemieux.
On October 17th at the Mecca of boxing, WBA, IBO and WBO ‘interim’ middleweight champion ‘GGG’ will enter the ring to face IBF title holder and Montreal power puncher Lemieux in Madison Square Garden.
Golovkin’s willingness and bravery to fight anyone at any location in Europe or the United States has made him a promoter’s dream and has been rewarded with an anticipated Lemieux meeting, who is 7/1 with Coral to triumph.
The undefeated 33-year-old, rightfully nicknamed the ‘God of War’, has been seeking a foe capable of helping generate a huge fight following, and ferocious Canadian bruiser Lemiuex fits the bill perfectly.
“I’m very excited to face David Lemieux to prove who is number one in the middleweight division,” stated Golovkin.
“I look forward to fighting again at Madison Square Garden and putting on another Big Drama Show for my fans in New York City.”
Boxing’s new ‘Golden Boy’ has become one of the most marketable sporting attractions worldwide, having set attendance records and delivering outrageous TV ratings, with an incredible KO record during his sensational ring outings winning over fans.
Sporting a sublime professional record of 33-0, including an even more impressive 30 stoppage victories, Golovkin’s 91 per cent KO record is the highest in the middleweight division, rampantly distinguishing him as boxing’s most enthralling star.
The 2004 Olympic Games Silver medallist recently dispatched Willie Monroe in his adopted home of Los Angeles and is odds-on 1/14 to overcome Lemieux, having stopped his last 20 opponents and defended his title 14 times.
Until now, ‘GGG’ has been an unstoppable force, with many fighters seemingly avoiding any possible encounters with the ferocious unbeaten middleweight, but clinical Canadian Lemieux is a serious threat as he aims to conquer the division.
“I’ve said that I don’t care who I fight, so long as they are the best, and Golovkin is the best out there in the middleweight division,” Lemieux declared.
“GGG may be the most feared man in boxing, but after October 17th, there will be a new feared man in the middleweight division. Two very powerful punchers are coming into the ring. There will be blood; there will be fireworks, and I am confident I will emerge victorious.”
On American soil, fans will finally get to witness middleweight monster Golovkin face a foe capable of causing him some threat, with Lemieux also in the prime of fighting career, though a draw between this prolific pair is 28/1.
Montreal’s devastatingly hard-hitting Lemieux could easily prove to be the toughest obstacle in Golovkin’s destructive path so far, as he comes into the bout on the back of a ninth consecutive win over Hassan N’Dam.
This driven 26-year-old captured the vacant IBF middleweight crown from his previous opponent on home soil in June, and in potentially ending Golovkin’s dominance this year, he would undoubtedly become the next king of the middleweight division on October 17th.