Golovkin vs Lemieux

Gennady Golovkin David Lemieux

Golovkin Lemieux

Madison Square Garden, New York

On air @ 2am

17

Oct

The IBF, IBO, WBA Super & interim WBC World Middleweight Championships

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.

Golovkin lands

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.

Roman Gonzalez Brian Viloria

Gonzalez Viloria

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The WBC World Flyweight Championship

43-0 sensation Roman Gonzalez defends his WBC title against Brian Viloria

One of world boxing's most underrated world champions, Nicaragua's 43-0 WBC World Flyweight Champion Roman Gonzalez, defends his crown when he's challenged by 36-4 Hawaiian Brian Viloria.

Gonzalez was last week rated as one of boxing's top 10 KO stars, and he looks to build on his hugely impressive 43-0 (37 KO) record when he steps into the Madison Square Garden ring to defend against two-weight world champion Viloria.

Roman Gonzalez lands

The Nicaraguan knockout artist has flown under the radar as he's campaigned at minimumweight, light-flyweight and flyweight, the sport's three lightest categories, but his remarkable KO record speaks for itself, with 86% of opponents failing to hear the final bell. Even more incredible, "Chocolatito" Gonzalez is just 28-years-old and could feasibly extend his fight winning streak into the 50's, eclipsing the 49-0 record held by Rocky Marciano and the lesser reported 51-0-1 record that Mexico's Ricardo Lopez bowed out with.

Experienced campaigner and two-weight world champion Viloria will know the extent of the challenge before him. The fighter known as Hawaiian Punch has won his last three fights by stoppage as he rebuilds from a failed WBO/WBA Super World Flyweight title defence in 2013 against Juan Francisco Estrada.

Eamonn O'Kane Tureano  Johnson

O'Kane Johnson

On air @ 2am

IBF Middleweight Final Eliminator

When getting the nod over Lewis Taylor back in May and defending his IBF Intercontinental Middleweight title for the third time, Eamonn O’Kane forced his way into a final eliminator position for the IBF World Title.

‘King Kane’ has had perfect preparation, locking himself away with trainer Paddy Fitzpatrick and George Groves ahead of his own World Title challenge.

At 33, it feels like it might be now or never for the former Irish and Prizefighter Middleweight champion.

Bahamas-born Johnson brings a come-forward style that will keep O’Kane busy. Having recently signed with Golden Boy Promotions, the 31 year old now has the platform to showcase his talent.

The 2008 Olympic Quarter Finalist’s only professional blemish happened against Curtis Stevens in April 2014. Ahead on the scorecards, the contest was controversially stopped in the final round.

Both fighters have just one defeat on their respective records, the winner here will firmly have a shot at the IBF World title dangling in their path.