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.
Golovkin vs. Lemieux is the fight fans have been waiting for, promising all-out action from the moment the first bell rings, and is presented by K2 Promotions and Golden Boy Promotions in association with GGG Promotions and Eye of the Tiger Management. Further details on advance tickets and a national press tour will be announced shortly.
Below is what the fighters, their promoters, and managers had to say about the Oct. 17 showdown:
"I'm very excited to face David Lemieux to prove who is #1 in the middleweight division," said Gennady Golovkin. "I look forward to fighting again at Madison Square Garden and putting on another Big Drama Show for my fans in New York City."
"I've said that I don't care who I fight, so long as they are the best, and Golovkin is the best out there in the middleweight division," David Lemieux said. "GGG may be the most feared man in boxing, but after October 17th, there will be a new feared man in the middleweight division. Two very powerful punchers are coming into the ring. There will be blood; there will be fireworks, and I am confident I will emerge victorious.