Gennady Golovkin to fight David Lemieux in unification bout on October 17

25/07/2015 22:28

WBA and interim WBC middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (33-0, 30 KOs) will meet IBF titlist David Lemieux (34-2, 31 KOs) in a unification bout on October 17 at Madison Square Garden in New York.

Golovkin has knocked out all of his last 20 opponents and made 14 successful title defences, while Canada's Lemieux won his title in June by knocking down Hassan N'Dam four times on the way to a points win.

This is a good match-up between two explosive punchers.

"It is a great unification fight between two champions and the two biggest punchers in the middleweight division," said Golovkin’s promoter Tom Loeffler.

The Kazakh fighter stopped Marco Antonio Rubio in the second round last October to win the WBC interim belt and earn a shot at WBC champion Miguel Cotto, who instead opted to fight Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez in November.

This means in addition to the Golovkin-Lemieux winner unifying the belts, they will also be the mandatory challenger to the Cotto-Canelo winner.

On the undercard, WBC flyweight champion Roman Gonzalez (43-0, 37 KOs) will be in action against a yet to be determined opponent.