Gennady Golovkin put on one of the best performances of his professional boxing career as he ripped David Lemieux with record setting jabs, and vicious power punches to the head and body as he brought “The Drama Show” to Madison Square Garden on October 17, 2015.
Golovkin’s jab befuddled Lemieux all night as Golovkin masterfully stuck it in his face. Lemieux tried to get inside of Golovkin’s jab by throwing shots to Golovkin’s body, but Golovkin just looked like the more seasoned fighter as he boxed Lemieux and avoided a lot of Lemieux’s power.
Golovkin seriously hurt Lemieux in round 4 with a big left hook that sent Lemieux reeling. Golovkin would close the 4th round with more masterful jabs and right crosses. Golovkin did a great job of patiently setting up his offense in this fight.
In the 5th round, Lemieux landed a solid right hand shot on Golovkin that momentarily stunned him. Lemieux tried to follow up the right hand with some more heavy artillery, but Golovkin would come back with a left hook of his own on Lemieux and a sneaky left hand body shot that sent Lemieux to the canvas. Lemieux survived the knockdown as round 5 came to an end.
Lemieux would land a hard left hand on Golovkin in round 6, but Golovkin was so patient as he continued to use that solid left jab to keep the control in this fight. Lemieux did everything in his power to try and hurt Golovkin as he threw big left hooks and wild looping shots, but Golovkin was too elusive for Lemieux.
By round 7, Lemieux was blooding from his nose as Golovkin continued to systemically break him down. As round 7 continued, Golovkin would catch Lemieux with a hard right hand that sent Lemieux into the ropes. Golovkin would follow up the right hand with accurate jabs and power shots as Lemieux would escape the 7th.
Round 8, however, would be the beginning of the end for Lemieux as Golovkin caught him with a left and right hook to the body, followed by hard right hand over the top, and an unforgiving uppercut that sent Lemieux wobbling back. Golovkin would land one last signature right hook as the referee stepped in and stopped the fight.
Gennady ‘GGG’ Golovkin was awarded the 8th round TKO victory. With the win, Golovkin ups his knockout streak to 21, retains his WBC interim, WBA and IBO middleweight titles, and captured Lemieux’s IBF middleweight title.
This was the best Gennady ‘GGG’ Golovkin I have seen so far. He went into the fight respecting his opponent’s power and changed up his boxing game plan by jabbing his way to a systematic beating of Lemieux.
The sky is the limit for ‘GGG’ now because if this destroyer that is Gennady ‘GGG’ Golovkin has boxing down now, who can really stop him at middleweight? I give David Lemieux a lot of credit in this fight because he never gave up. He kept moving forward in hopes of upsetting “The Drama Show.”
So what’s next for Golovkin? Well, in my humble opinion, I would love to see him up against the winner of Miguel Cotto vs. Canelo Alvarez middleweight title fight as Golovkin quest to unify the division surges on.
Here are some other fights that took place on October 17, 2015! Roman ‘Chocolatito’ Gonzalez looked impressive once again!
Roman ‘Chocolatito’ Gonzalez defeated Brian ‘Hawaiian Punch’ Viloria by 9th round TKO victory to retain his WBC flyweight title.
Lamont ‘Havoc’ Peterson defeated Felix Diaz by 12th round majority decision victory.
Donnie ‘Ahas’ Nietes defeated Juan ‘Pinky’ Alejo by 12th round unanimous decision victory to retain his WBO junior flyweight title.
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