Gennady Golovkin is prepared to neutralize David Lemieux’s knockout power when the two face off on October 17 in a Madison Square Garden unification bout.
Lemieux won the IBF middleweight title in June against Hassan N’Dam, scoring four knockdowns in the process. Overall, Lemieux has scored KOs in seven of his last nine bouts.
“My coach Abel Sanchez and I have worked on a good strategy for this fight,” said Golovkin. “David Lemieux is a very strong fighter and he has many knockouts.
I watched his fights with Rosado and N’Dam. and know how hard he punches and I will be prepared for his power.”
Golovkin is riding a 20 fight knockout streak dating back to 2008. With hard punchers like Curtis Stevens among his victims, Golovkin plans to implement a smart strategy over the toe to toe slugfest some are anticipating.
“My experience will help, because I’ve fought big punchers in the past and I know what I need to do,” Golovkin explained. “I know how to use my timing and distance to attack at the right time and not get in the way of his punches.
Golovkin vs. Lemieux will air on HBO pay-per-view.