Gennady Golovkin vs. David Lemieux

By Robert Ecksel on July 26, 2015
Gennady Golovkin vs. David Lemieux
These guys can punch. These guys can wax. They can land bombs. They are explosive.

On Saturday, October 17, at New York’s Madison Square Garden, WBA middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (33-0, 30 KOs), the knockout artist from LA by way of Kazakhstan, is getting it on with the IBF middleweight champion David Lemieux (34-2, 31 KOs), the bomber from Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

The fighters and their representatives reached an agreement Friday afternoon. The fight will be on HBO pay-per-view.

“This is bombs away,” said Oscar De La Hoya, Lemieux’s promoter. “We’re not taking this fight just to get recognition. We’re taking this fight because Lemieux strongly feels he can knock him out. He has better staying power, a tremendous jab. It’s a dangerous fight for Triple G.”

Golovkin’s promoter Tom Loeffler said, “This is a winner-take-all fight, two champions putting their belts on the line, the two biggest punchers in the division. It takes a big heart and a big punch to make this fight, and that’s what it will take to win it.”

These guys can punch. They can wax. They can land bombs. They are explosive.

It should be fun.

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  1. Gary 05:50pm, 07/30/2015

    When Tureano Johnson was picked to fight Eamonn O’Kane with the winner to be the mandatory for Lemieux. That is when Oscar De LaHoy decided to go straight to GGG instead of the mandatory. Tureano Johnson could very likely beat Lemieux. Tureano comes at you hard for the full fight. He got absolutely robbed in his fight against Stevens. Probably one of those paid off referees.
    If Johnson beats Lemieux than Oscar is out a big pay day and some fame. So they decided to take the GGG fight and hope that Lemieux can make a decent showing.  GGG will dismantle Lemieux but it will be a very interesting fight while it lasts.

  2. nicolas 08:42am, 07/27/2015

    What will be the pay per view numbers will be interesting, and what will the attendance be at MSG. Lemieux will start out well, but will fade in the middle rounds I would think, and stopped around 7 or 8. this fights financial failure or success will really show I think the future of boxing without a Mayweather or Pacquiao.

  3. Koolz 05:58pm, 07/26/2015

    Great Fight for Golovkin and one people were hoping for!

    Of course GGG is going to win but who cares it’s great Fight and great opportunity for Lemieux.

    There is no Middle weight there has been no Middle weight that can beat Golovkin that’s just how it is.  There is no Middle weight out there coming up that will beat him.
    The GGG domination is just Starting!

    This fight will be a huge Success!

  4. The Man 03:55pm, 07/26/2015

    Look, let’s be honest here, GGG is going to kick his head in, and if it goes farther than 6 rounds its because GGG wants it to, agree or not, for the last 4 or 5 fights he’s carried his opponents so he doesn’t end a fight in 2 rounds - drama show, marketer #1.  First, David has fought once outside of Canada, no proven ability to travel outside his neighborhood.  Second, David can say GGG has never been pushed to fight going backwards; yes, and David won’t be the guy to do it - it’s why his fans love him, he walks you down, he cuts the ring off like no one in the past 25 years, if you hit him he smiles, and then he says “come on, bring me more” - he is just plain scary.  Third, while David can hit harder than 2/3 of the division, let’s not get ahead of ourselves - GGG has fought not only people who hit as hard, but harder, and if you have watched all his fights tell me when you have seen one, I mean one weak kneed moment from GGG at all?  Of course you have to hype the fight up, I get it, it’s business - but Canelo is scared, Ward is simply to small as GGG would cut to the 150’s and show up at the fight at in the 160’s to 170’s and crush him, Khan is an absolute joke.  Will I pay, sure, I like to see see lions eat Meerkats, and this will be no different.

  5. No10Count 11:40am, 07/26/2015

    I was one who had thought the Lemieux camp wouldn’t fight GGG, at least this year. That they would make at least one fight against a quasi opponent in Montreal. And then maybe one in the UK (Andy lee) Then think about GGG in the US - if he made it through. So my hat is off to Lemieux and his people.

    Now the issue of the above statement that Lemieux has
    “He has better staying power, a tremendous jab.”  That is hype. Yes, Lemieux is better than when he lost to Rubio but not to a degree that I would put money on him against GGG. Quillen or Andy Lee would have been better odds.

    Now the question is - does Lemieux people have him come out
    Gun Ho or attempt o come out behind the jab?  Cant wait to watch this.

  6. Jack 10:42am, 07/26/2015

    I think Lemieux gets “dismantled” and KO’D, probably in the later rounds. Should be an exciting fight and give both guys credit for taking the fight. It is good for boxing which can use all the help it can get at this point. See you guys after the fight. Enjoy!!!

  7. KB 08:36am, 07/26/2015

    Or maybe that he wants to cash in while he can.

  8. Irish Frankie Crawford Beat Saijo aka Gimpel 08:26am, 07/26/2015

    There’s Jacobs….Quillin….but no, it has to be GGG?! The thinking has to be that he has a chance of landing the big one and hitting the lottery….the problem here is that while he can hit, he’s not a one punch KO artist….he will have to land lots of big ones….not likely. The other consideration has to be that if he gets stopped again by someone like GGG he’ll have the standard excuse that after all it’s GGG and anyway he wasn’t afraid to step up.

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