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Gennady Golovkin vs David Lemieux Fight: Triple G Ready for Challenger's Punching Power

First Posted: Oct 01, 2015 07:30 AM EDT
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World Boxing Association and International Boxing Organization Gennady "Triple G" is ready for the punching power of International Boxing Federation title holder David Lemieux when they clash on Oct. 17 at the Madison Square Garden in New York.

Aside from training, the Kazakh warrior is not just sitting idly waiting for their middleweight unification bout. "Triple G" reveals that he has done his research to make him more prepared when he meets the Canadian boxer on the ring, who, according to him, is a hard puncher, Boxing Scene reported.

"I watched his fights with [Gabriel] Rosado and [Hassan] N'dam and know how hard he punches and I will be prepared for his power. My experience will help because I've fought big punchers in the past and I know what I need to do," Golovkin said.

"I know how to use my timing and distance to attack at the right time and not get in the way of his punches," added the undefeated warrior.

"GGG's'" statements are also in reference to what Lemieux has said about his recent boxing experience. In a separate Boxing Scene article, Lemieux described how he crushed Rosado and N'Dam, whom he considered as the best fighters he faced so far in his career.

"With Rosado I broke his eye socket and fractured his cheekbone yet he was so determined to fight and kept coming with his best shots. Regarding the N'Dam fight well I dropped him something like five times...and he would get up and keep fighting," the Montreal-born warrior stated.

Lemieux (34-2,31 KOs), who has an 86 percent KO rating, per BoxRec, felt that if he has experienced fighting and winning over these tough opponents, there is no denying that he is also prepared to battle with "Triple G" (33-0,30 KOs), who posts a 91 percent knockout rating, per the same site. Thus, the IBF champ is also anticipating an October win, which he feels could astound the whole world, and, from then on, he knows that he will be boxing's "most feared" fighter.

However, before Lemieux dreams of capturing "Triple G's" WBA and IBO crowns, he may also consider what Golovkin's former opponent Martin Murray said about the mighty Kazakh.

Murray told IFL TV that the Golovkin-Lemieux bout between two knockout artists is something built like a "50-50" fight, noted Boxing News 24. However, the boxer, who lost to "Triple G" by an 11th round stoppage in February in Monaco, believes it is an easy work for his tormentor. Golovkin also has "the footwork," which will trick an opponent that "he's there but he's not." For Murray, Lemieux's only chance is a "lucky shot."

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