Gennady Golovkin vs. David Lemieux Fight Announced: Latest Details and Reaction

Alec Nathan@@AlecBNathanFeatured ColumnistJuly 25, 2015

INGLEWOOD, CA - MAY 16:  Gennady Golovkin celebrates after defeating Willie Monroe Jr. in their World Middleweight Championship fight at The Forum on May 16, 2015 in Inglewood, California.  Golovkin won on a TKO in the sixth round.  (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
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Get ready for some fireworks in the ring. 

According to ESPN.com's Dan Rafael, Gennady Golovkin and David Lemieux have agreed to an Oct. 17 bout at Madison Square Garden that will see the two punchers unify their 160-pound titles.  

Golovkin tweeted out confirmation of the impending fight Saturday evening: 

Gennady Golovkin @GGGBoxing

I will fight @lemieuxboxing in a Middleweight Title Unification on #October17 @TheGarden & @HBO PPV! #GolovkinLemieux http://t.co/E6BTxueSWB

On July 23, Lemieux hinted at an impending big-time clash on Twitter: 

David Lemieux @lemieuxboxing

Destructive forces about to collide :) can u feel the excitement!!

The fight will be broadcast on HBO pay-per-view, and it should draw plenty of excitement as both Lemieux and Golovkin are known as two of the sport's most entertaining punchers.

Back in May, Newsday's Greg Logan called Golovkin "easily the most expert and entertaining boxer-puncher in the sport." 

The 33-year-old Golovkin is 33-0 for his career with 30 knockouts, while the 26-year-old Lemieux is 34-2 with 31 knockouts.

But the young and feisty Canadian should provide a stiff test for Golovkin. 

"I think he has a great shot to shock the world and beat Triple-G because he can bang and knock you out with either hand," Oscar De La Hoya said, according to Yahoo Sports' Kevin Iole. "He has a really, really good shot in my opinion. I love his hard, fast, stiff jab. I was there [in Montreal] for the [Hassan] N'Dam fight, and I saw up close how good that jab is." 

With Golovkin's perfect record on the line and Lemieux looking to make a statement at one of the most storied arenas in the world, there's plenty to look forward to as Oct. 17 approaches.  


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