And The Drama Show Continues…
Can GGG Reach 21 Consecutive KO’s?
The short answer is yes.
On Saturday October 17th Gennady Gennadyevich Golovkin or GGG as he’s more affectionately known will meet Canadian IBF champion David Lemieux in his first HBO pay per view bout.
Expectations are high as this potential barn burner sets to kick off. Yet this oasis of power may be another mirage in this desolate era of boxing.
On paper Lemieux will be GGG’s toughest fight to date and with more than 60 combined knockouts and only 69 total fights between them there is almost a guarantee of fireworks.
That said fights have never been won on paper and GGG holds a few distinct advantages going into this bout.
The 0 in the loss column
Although this can be a double edged sword considering the pressure undefeated fighters carry into the ring, it usually gives the undefeated fighter a psychological advantage.
The point can be argued that both fighters have yet to face anyone of relevance but if you look back to the amateurs it’s clear Golovkin, being an Olympic silver medalist, has faced the better competition and been on bigger stages.
Drawing off his Olympic experience and comparing their previous fights, it stands to reason GGG brings a better skill set to this fight.
Skills pay the bills –Floyd Mayweather
This is not to count Lemieux out. In fact, Lemieux has more than a punchers chance to win. He’s a skilled fighter with hard punches and a champion’s heart to back it up. I’m just not sure it will be enough derail Golovkin off the track of unification.
Golovkin by ko in the 7th or 8th round.