Golovkin Feels the Pressure of Unification Showdown With Lemieux

David Lemieux - Make no mistake about it, October 17th's massive unification showdown with IBF middleweight champion David Lemieux will be the highest profile fight of Gennady Golovkin's career, and whether or not you agree with the assertion of Golovkin's trainer Abel Sanchez that Lemieux won't be his toughest test, Golovkin himself admits he feels the pressure of such a big occasion.

Make no mistake about it, October 17th’s massive unification showdown with IBF middleweight champion David Lemieux will be the highest profile fight of Gennady Golovkin’s career, and whether or not you agree with the assertion of Golovkin’s trainer Abel Sanchez that Lemieux won’t be his toughest test, Golovkin himself admits he feels the pressure of such a big occasion.

Speaking to BehindtheGloves.com, Golovkin – in his inimitable brand of broken English – said of the PPV event that has broken pre-sale ticket records at the fabled Madison Square Garden.

“It’s (the fight) very exciting, amazing for me… and scary!,” he said.

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Lemieux Will Not Be Gennady’s Toughest Test says Abel Sanchez

David Lemieux - There is much hype and expectation surrounding October's crunch middleweight unification showdown between murderous punching WBA (sup) champion Gennady Golovkin and big-hitting IBF belt holder David Lemieux.

There is much hype and expectation surrounding October’s crunch middleweight unification showdown between murderous punching WBA (sup) champion Gennady Golovkin and big-hitting IBF belt holder David Lemieux.

The two are set to meet at the famous Madison Square Garden on HBO PPV with the winner set to face the victor of November’s Cotto/Canelo WBC title fight, and going into the mouth watering match-up, Golovkin believes that in Lemieux he will meet his toughest test to date.

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Live Stream: Gennady Golovkin vs. David Lemieux NYC Presser at 12:30 PM ET

Boxing superstar, WBA, IBO and WBC Interim Middleweight World Champion GENNADY “GGG” GOLOVKIN (33-0, 30 KOs) and IBF Middleweight World Champion power-puncher DAVID LEMIEUX (34-2, 31 KOs) of Montreal, Quebec, Canada will hold a press conference in New York to promote their highly anticipated Middleweight World Championship Title Unification bout set for Saturday, Oct. 17 at the Mecca of Boxing, Madison Square Garden. The championship event will be produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT.

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Golovkin-Lemieux breaks pre-sale records at MSG, over 6,000 tickets sold

David Lemieux - New York City (August 12, 2015) A new Madison Square Garden box office record has been set by the highly anticipated World Middleweight Championship Title Unification between WBA/IBO and “Interim” WBC Champion GENNADY “GGG” GOLOVKIN, (33-0, 30KO’s), and IBF Champion DAVID LEMIEUX (34-2, 31KO’s) headlining the historic venue on Saturday, October 17.

New York City (August 12, 2015) A new Madison Square Garden box office record has been set by the highly anticipated World Middleweight Championship Title Unification between WBA/IBO and “Interim” WBC Champion GENNADY “GGG” GOLOVKIN, (33-0, 30KO’s), and IBF Champion DAVID LEMIEUX (34-2, 31KO’s) headlining the historic venue on Saturday, October 17.

A pre-sale of over 6,000 tickets established a new record at the “Mecca of Boxing”, shattering all previous marks for boxing events.

“The interest from fans in this middleweight title unification has been overwhelming,” said Tom Loeffler, Managing Director of K2 Promotions. “Madison Square Garden has never had a faster pre-sale for a boxing event. “

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Willie Monroe Jr Hoping for Golovkin Undercard Slot / Eyeing Sep-Oct Return

David Lemieux - Although he was floored three times and stopped in the 6th round in his world title challenge to Gennady Golovkin earlier this year (muttering the words 'I'm done' to ref Jack Weiss), former Boxcino tournament winner Willie Monroe Jr still impressed a few people with his performance, displaying some slick southpaw skills and impressive movement, tagging the Kazakh knockout artist more than is healthy at times, thus leaving many ringside to say – if only he had carried the power to gain Golovkin's respect? Maybe, just maybe the Kazakh would have been in the first real trouble of his career?

Although he was floored three times and stopped in the 6th round in his world title challenge to Gennady Golovkin earlier this year (muttering the words ‘I’m done’ to ref Jack Weiss), former Boxcino tournament winner Willie Monroe Jr still impressed a few people with his performance, displaying some slick southpaw skills and impressive movement, tagging the Kazakh knockout artist more than is healthy at times, thus leaving many ringside to say – if only he had carried the power to gain Golovkin’s respect? Maybe, just maybe the Kazakh would have been in the first real trouble of his career?

Either way, it was clear after the fight that the New Yorker can come again, and in his latest chat with thaboxingvoice.com, Monroe alluded to a tentative Fall/Autumn return that he hopes may lead to an undercard spot on Golovkin’s October unification fight with French-Canadian banger and new IBF champion David Lemieux.

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‘Full Credit to David Lemieux for Stepping Up’ says Tom Loeffler / Golovkin v Lemieux

David Lemieux - Boxing fans the world over were rejoicing last night at the news big hitting middleweights Gennady Golovkin and David Lemieux are set to face off in a huge unification showdown, live on HBO PPV on October 17th at the legendary Mecca of boxing, Madison Square Garden.

Boxing fans the world over were rejoicing last night at the news big hitting middleweights Gennady Golovkin and David Lemieux are set to face off in a huge unification showdown, live on HBO PPV on October 17th at the legendary Mecca of boxing, Madison Square Garden.

Newly crowned IBF champion Lemieux had thought to be first considering making a mandatory defence of the title he won last month against Hassan N’Dam, although earlier this week his promoter Oscar DeLa Hoya had confirmed provisional talks to make the fight had begun.

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Golovkin-Lemieux on HBO PPV on October 17th!

David Lemieux - Moments ago, it was revealed that IBF middleweight champion David Lemieux (34-2, 31 KOs) and WBA middleweight champion Gennady "GGG" Golovkin (33-0, 30 KOs) have reached a deal for them to face each other on HBO pay-per-view on October 17th at New York's Madison Square Garden. This is a fight that is going to be exciting from start to finish. Lemieux is coming off of an impressive win over former WBO middleweight champion Hassan N'Dam last June, and he's looking better than ever.

Moments ago, it was revealed that IBF middleweight champion David Lemieux (34-2, 31 KOs) and WBA middleweight champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin (33-0, 30 KOs) have reached a deal for them to face each other on HBO pay-per-view on October 17th at New York’s Madison Square Garden. This is a fight that is going to be exciting from start to finish. Lemieux is coming off of an impressive win over former WBO middleweight champion Hassan N’Dam last June, and he’s looking better than ever.

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