Gennady Golovkin was too much for David Lemieux on Saturday night (Photo: Naoki Fukuda)
By Chris Robinson
On Saturday night, Oct. 17, Kazakhstan native Gennady Golovkin scored another big victory for his career as he punished former champion David Lemieux for eight one-sided rounds before scoring a TKO victory. With the win, Golovkin adds the IBF middleweight belt to his collection along with his WBA bauble.
With this being his first showcase on HBO pay per view, Golovkin (34-0, 31 KO’s) was systematic as he went to work inside of New York City’s Madison Square Garden. Golovkin’s power shots began finding a home early and he was outlanding Lemieux (34-3, 31 KO’s) at a three-to-one ratio as the bout pushed on.
Golovkin scored a knockdown in the fifth round after landing a body shot and you could sense the end was near. Lemieux lasted a few more rounds off of grit and bravery but referee Steve Willis wisely called the fight off in the eighth after seeing the Canadian star take a sustained beating.
Check below for a closer look at Golovkin’s latest triumph.
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