BoxingLemieux Ready For Shot At Golovkin’s Title Golovkin (33-0, 30 KO’s), has been champion since 2010 by Staff Post August 19, 2015 The North American Press Tour for the Gennady Golovkin vs David Lemieux contest on October 17 at Madison Square Garden will launch the path to determining who is the Middleweight Champion, period. GGG holds the WBC interim, WBA Super, and IBO middleweight titles. He has been trying to get the attention of the elite players in the division. Finally, someone has stepped up.David Lemieux (34-2, 31 KO’s), the IBF middleweight titleholder, won his strap in his last fight, by capturing the vacant title via 12-round decision over Hassan N’Dam N’Jikam in Quebec, Canada this past June. He has wanted this moment since childhood, yet is quite practical and level headed. “I’m not a big dreamer, I’m a realist,” Lemieux said. “I work hard for what I do. I have had this feeling since I was twelve years old. My teacher asked me what I want to be? I said a world champion.” When David’s teacher asked about an alternative plan in case it didn’t pan out, he responded, “No. I don’t have a plan B. So here I am today.”Golovkin (33-0, 30 KO’s), has been champion since 2010 when he annexed the WBA interim championship by knocking out Milton Nunez in one round. He has since defended the honor 14 times, all knockouts, while claiming the outright WBA title, IBO, and the WBC interim title. For Gennady, it’s the first of the fights he has been searching for as he has challenged the other titleholders over the last couple of years. “I like his style. He’s strong, very dedicated guy, it’s true,” Golovkin said. “He’s very easy to spot. It’s going to not be good for me but for all the fans.” Bernard Hopkins, representing Golden Boy Boxing, is a fan of GGG, yet is fully behind his client, Lemieux. He likes what the future holds in the division that Hopkins used to build his legend. “I can say proudly that the middleweight division has been left in great hands,” Hopkins shared. “I don’t see it going the distance. When you deal with firepower, you know it’s going to be fireworks.”The announcement that the most expensive seats are set for $500 dollars is literally a gift for boxing fans. But it doesn’t stop there. The fans get to see a 160 pound war in the making and the winner was announced as being committed to fighting the winner of Miguel Cotto vs Canelo Alvarez for the WBC undisputed belt. Suddenly the middleweights take front and center again. “A lot of you are going to have to be ready for change,” Lemieux warned. “Changing the pattern, that’s what’s fascinating about boxing.” Post Views: 1,089The following two tabs change content below.BioLatest PostsStaff PostLatest posts by Staff Post (see all) In The Zone Announces Initial Podcast Lineup - November 13, 2020 The Essential Resources You Need to Start Your Own Gym in 2020 - February 6, 2020 Wilder vs Fury II – How the second fight will be different to the first? - February 5, 2020 Early turnovers, defensive struggles plague the Scarlet Knights - January 26, 2020 Related TopicsBoxingDavid LemieuxGennady Golovkin Click to comment You must be logged in to post a comment Login Leave a Reply Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Newsletter SubscriptionCan't Miss Posts! UFC Long Island: Ticket & Fight Card Info by Kristine Haugsjaa | posted on May 31, 2017 Women in Sports: Podcast Host, New York Riptide Sideline Reporter, Dani Wexelman by Luke Porco | posted on March 3, 2020 A Look at Paternity Leave in MLB as Trout Becomes a Dad by Elizabeth DiPietro | posted on August 5, 2020 Women in Sports: Ariel Epstein, On-Air Host at SportsGrid (VIDEO) by Anthony Paradiso | posted on March 12, 2021 A Conversation with Nancy Newman: “We Are All a Yankee Family” by Elizabeth DiPietro | posted on July 27, 2020More in BoxingThe Mockery of A Sport: Paul vs. AskrenJake Paul and Ben Askren are set to fight tonight, and as a fan...Poirier McGregor Trilogy Is a Hot Ticket but is the Donation Beef a Show?Before UFC 257, Conor McGregor predicted that he would win the fight, but more... The Paul Brothers are Bad for Combat SportsObviously this is just my opinion, but with Jake Paul and Logan Paul getting... Floyd Mayweather Set to Square Up Against Logan PaulThe richest athlete in the world is about to add to his north of... The UFC Will Have Ronda Rousey And Cyborg Justino Fight Sooner Than Later Is It Too Late For The “Divas Revolution” To Succeed In The WWE?