We all knew Gennady Golovkin would win this fight. However, we didn’t know how he would win it. Not only did he win but he dominated the overmatched David Lemieux. Golovkin kept a constant jab to his face and it wasn’t just any jab. This jab snapped Lemieux’s head back every time it landed. GGG’s power jab landed an impressive 170 times throughout the fight. Follow that up by 110 power punches landed and you can imagine that Lemieux was in a world of hurt.
Lemieux is a tough guy. He has improved his chin drastically since he was KO’ed by Marco Antonio Rubio. He was able to withstand some incredible shots to the head last night, however, the shots that landed to his body were a different story. He went down once in round five from a wicked body shot and it was another monstrous hook to the body that made the ref call it off in the 7th.
After the fight, fans began to state that Golovkin is now one of the best fighters, pound for pound, in boxing. I keep asking myself “Who can beat Gennady Golovkin at the 160 pound division?” Quite frankly, I don’t know. It’s hard to judge mainly because he hasn’t had the measuring stick type of fight yet. Remember that Lemieux didn’t have to beat any world champ to get his IBF title, he won a vacant title. I love Gennady Golovkin but I think people are quick to crown him. Would he beat Andy Lee, Peter Quillin, Brandon Jacobs, Canelo Alvarez, or Miguel Cotto? A lot of people say yes, all I am saying is let him do it before you crown him the new king of boxing.
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