Boxing fans in “The Big Apple” and around the world witnessed a spectacular performance from one a worthy heir to the pound-for-pound best throne following Floyd Mayweather’s recent retirement as WBA, IBO, WBC and IBF middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (34-0) finished off stout Canadian David Lemieux (34-3) inside eight rounds last night (Sat. Oct. 17, 2015) in New York City.
“GGG” took charge from the opening bell, rattling off jabs that stung the 26-year-old Lemieux all night long. As the night wore on, Golovkin opened up and battered Lemieux with solid left hands, as well as body punches.
Lemieux was knocked down in the fifth round, before Referee Steve Willis saw enough abuse, calling the fight off in the eighth frame.