When Gennady Golovkin and David Lemieux stepped into the ring last night (Sat., Oct. 17, 2015) inside Madison Square Garden in New York, N.Y., many expected an all-out slugfest between arguably the two most dangerous men in the Middleweight division.
Instead, we got a clinical dissection. For eight rounds, Golovkin systematically beat down Lemieux, working behind a crushing jab to ultimately outland his foe three-to-one.
Lemieux (34-3, 31 KO) was never in the fight, completely unable to get past his foe’s jab. More than 50 landed in the first two rounds alone. Then came the power punches.
Golovkin sent Lemieux to a knee in the fifth round with a nasty hook to the body. Lemieux, seemingly galvanized by the adversity, came after him with absolute fireballs and even landed a few, but the Kazakh bruiser was completely unfazed. His nose busted, Lemieux finally succumbed to the onslaught in the eighth round, when another left hook to the liver badly hurt him and the referee mercifully stepped in.
Golovkin was absolutely terrific last night, landing nearly 60 percent of his power shots and showcasing the terrific defense he’d been somewhat neglecting in the past. He expressed a desire afterward to take on the winner ….View original article