David Lemieux Blog Part 1
Boxing superstar, WBA, IBO and WBC “Interim” Middleweight Champion GENNADY “GGG” GOLOVKIN (33-0, 30 KOs) will face IBF Middleweight title holder, Montreal power-puncher DAVID LEMIEUX (34-2, 31 KOs), in a World Middleweight Championship Title Unification bout on Saturday, October 17 at the Mecca of Boxing, Madison Square Garden. The championship event will be produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT.
Are you ready for GGG — Which fight in your career best prepared you for the challenges you will face against Golovkin?
I am absolutely ready for Golovkin. There is not a single doubt in my mind, and I would not have taken the fight if there was.
I think that my last fight against Hassan N’Dam is the one that prepared me the best for this championship fight. It was a major fight, a championship fight as well, and I delivered a great performance. I also showed that I could perform well and achieve great things under pressure. I have an experienced team behind me, we have all the tools and the experience needed to get me in the best shape that I can be in the ring on October 17th. My preparation for N'Dam went extremely well, we had a great camp and I was ready physically and mentally the day of the fight, and I proved that with my performance. We will use the same recipe.
This is my next step, a big one, but one that I am definitely ready for. I honestly think that I'm the best chosen opponent to beat Golovkin now because of the boxer that I am, physically and mentally, but mostly because of my character, my strength of character.
Road to Golovkin/Lemieux debuts Saturday, October 3 at 12:15 a.m. ET/PT on HBO.
Golovkin vs. Lemieux takes place Saturday, October 17 from Madison Square Garden and will be produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT.
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