‘Sugar’ Shane Mosley is sold on Gennady Golovkin’s pay-per-view status.
Three weeks ago, in an interview with Tha Boxing Voice’s Fernando Pimentel, Mosley was still slightly unsure about the WBA Super World middleweight champion’s status as a pay-per-view star, but did add that the David Lemieux fight would be a test to see if he can consistently bring in high numbers.
Just over a week after the interview, Golovkin-Lemieux broke the Madison Square Garden pre-sale ticket record. Over 6,000 tickets were sold during the two-day presale, which accounts for approximately 33 percent of the Garden’s capacity.
Tha Boxing Voice’s Sean Zittel caught up with the former world champion, and now he has officially joined the ship.
“Anything that Gennady Golovkin does is pay-per-view worthy. He’s a very strong, hungry
Russian [Kazakh] guy,” Mosley said. “Lemieux is definitely a strong opponent as well. He fights very hard. It’s definitely going to be a good fight.”
Lemieux, although he has respectable power, has a chin that has given him some problems. The Canadian was notably stopped by Marco Antonio Rubio in the seventh round in 2011, the same man that Golovkin ingurgitated in two rounds last fall.
However, Mosley’s tune on Lemieux has also been tweaked.
Heretofore, Mosley didn’t see Lemieux making it past the third round, but now he’s giving him a chance, but it’s still a long shot from his perspective.
“Anybody that steps in the ring has a legitimate chance of doing the upset. He has the punchers chance,” Mosley explained. “I just think this is Golovkin’s time. He is trying to make his way to this superstardom, the big leagues. I’m not sure if Lemieux is going to be able to get in his way.”
With the possibility of unifying the division following a Lemieux victory, bet on Gennady Golovkin with the early KO.