Post fight analysis
Gennady Golovkin moved to 34-0 with a sensational display, dethroning IBF World Champion David Lemieux, adding the title to his ever growing belt collection.
The big unification fight was ear marked as this generation’s Hagler v Hearns, but in truth a clinical, one sided display from Golovkin kept Lemieux from engaging in a two way battle.
GGG’s jab is not just scoring, fending off punch it’s also a devastating weapon as Lemieux found out.
Lemieux’s face was busted through the onslaught with both referee and the ringside doctor taking a close look after the seventh round.
Golovkin, who arguably won every round, has that quality to get in and out of range in a split second which caused Lemieux untold problems from the first bell.
The wind was knocked from the Canadian’s sail in the fifth, a savage left hook to the body dropped the IBF Champ, who made the count and bravely saw out the round.
The Kazakh KO King lived up to his reputation, finishing off Lemieux in the seventh to become the unified Middleweight World champion.
On the undercard, Roman Gonzalez lived up to his recent pound for pound number one billing by putting in a sensational performance to retain his WBC World Flyweight title against Brian Viloria.
Pin point punches in bunches from all angles slowed down the game Viloria, who was wiped out in the ninth after being dropped and taking some big punches.
Also on the bill, Ireland’s Eamonn O’Kane survived two knock downs in the opening round to see out the full twelve, only to lose on points to Tureano Johnson and Heavyweight beast Luis Ortiz picked up the WBA interim Title after demolishing Matias Vidondo with a beast of a knockout punch.
Middleweight king Golovkin and big punching Lemieux in 4-title unification showdown
Imperious middleweight king Gennady Golovkin faces big-punching Canandian challenger David Lemieux in a huge unification bout with four middleweight world titles on the line.
Popular Kazakh star Golovkin, now a resident of California as he seems to have cracked the US market, will defend his IBO, WBA Super and interim WBC World Middleweight titles, while Montreal's Lemieux risks the IBF crown he won against Hassan N'Dam.
33-year-old Golovkin, tipped to overtake Floyd Mayweather as world boxing's pound for pound king, fights in the US for the eighth time after his move to California last October. The charismatic KO star has captured American hearts with his gun-slinging fighting style and charming post-fight interviews in broken, but improving, English.
For Montreal's big-punching Lemieux, this is the fight of a lifetime. He showed the power which has steered him to 31 knockouts from 36 fights in his last fight, a unanimous decision win over Hassan N'Dam where he decked his opponent no less than four times. The 26-year-old is unquestionably one of boxing's biggest up-and-coming knockout stars, and he'll look to prove that against the 33-0 smiling assassin Golovkin.