Gennady Golovkin’s first pay per view is almost here. He will face off against the tough, David Lemieux. Will he come out victorious? Here’s our predictions on the outcome.
“The GGG vs. Lemieux is a ppv event that no boxing fan should miss. $59.99 to watch two of the best punchers in the middleweight division is a bargain, then you add Chocolatito against Viloria, the fans will get a bang for every penny well spent.
Chocolatito vs Viloria, as the co-feature bout, could in itself be a main event in any boxing event. Both of these two little giants have tremendous boxing skill, it’s a shame that the majority of American media outlets and fans have merely spoken of both these fighters. This fight will be a barn burner. I don’t know if casual fans, or any type of boxing fan, will be able to withstand the brutal spectacle that this fight can offer.
Both, Viloria and Chocolatito can box if they choose to, but more than likely they will go toe to toe as both will want to showcase what they are capable of while performing at the Mecca of boxing- Madison Square Garden. This is a tough fight to call being that Viloria has everything in his Arsenal and tool box to “bust an upset.” Come fight night anyone can argue a case for either fighter but at the end of the day, Viloria has been in a lot of wars where, unfortunately, for him has taken way more punishment than Chocolatito. I am not calling Viloria a shot fighter but I think that Chocolatito’s relentless and constant pressure will weather Viloria down with a late round stoppage in favor of Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez.
GGG vs Lemieux will be what I call, “brutality at its best!” Just like Jim Lampley and almost all of boxing analyst, I find it difficult to see his fight go past 6 rounds. The amount of force and the accuracy that these two fighters punch with, someone will get knocked out. The advantage that GGG has in this fight is that Lemieux has been knocked out before, therefore, able to get hurt. Where as GGG has never been rocked, nonetheless, knocked out by an opponent. Being knocked out once in his career is probably Lemieux’s advantage because this can cause GGG to take unnecessary risks leaving himself open for counter shots. GGG is a monster in the division, but he is no defense wizard and can easily get hit. I’m going to go with the hype in this fight and say that GGG brutally knocks out David Lemieux in by the 5th round by a devastating right hand upstairs.”
“This Saturday night at the historic Madison Square Garden, two of the best pound for pound fighters will be on display. For the first time in a while, somebody other then Mayweather Jr or Manny Pacquiao will have a chance to become a pay per view star. Before the world gets to see Gennady Golovkin a new boxing star will be showcased. Roman Gonzalez has been ripping through the competition and seems to be unbeatable. He will face off against his toughest test Brian Viloria. This will be a big test for Gonzalez but everything leading up to this fight shows me that he’s more then ready. I predict a dominant decision victory for Gonzalez. This fight could be another fight of the year canidate.
In the main event, we have Gennady Golovkin taking on current division champion David Lemieux. It has always been Golovkins dream to unify the division. Both fighters pack a mean puch but I would have to give Golovkin a big edge. I feel he’s not just the better fighter but arguably the best fighter in the world. That parts is debatable but the outcome of this fight is not. Golovkin wins by a big margin. In fact I predict a late stoppage for Golovkin to unify the titles. Those are my predictions and remember you heard it here first.”
“While I do believe Gennady Golovkin has the ability to be a pound for pound top fighter, I don’t believe he is there yet. However, a unification fight against David Lemieux is a step in the right direction. Then who knows, maybe he will get the winner of Cotto-Canelo.
This Saturday will be worth the money of a pay per view event, it’s guaranteed to be all action for however long it lasts. The only problem is it won’t last very long. Golovkin trumps Lemieux in almost every way, speed, power, ring generalship, even heart. That’s why I fully expect Golovkin to be able to stop Lemieux within 5 rounds. Lemieux is a pressure fighter but he can’t bully Golovkin and trying that approach will open him up to a world of hurt.” -Lucas Biggers