When the news of Gennady Golovkin taking on David Lemieux this October 17th in Madison Square Garden in New York made the headlines, it was received with mixed results.
The high point was that Golovkin was finally getting his unification fight against another champion in Lemieux. These two men have a combined knockout ratio of over 90 percent in their fights. Golovkin has 33 wins with 30 of them coming by knockout. Lemieux has 34 wins with 31 coming by knockout. It has slugfest written all over it and being that it will happen at ‘The Mecca” in Madison Square Garden is all the better.
The lows of this fight for some are that it comes with a pay-per-view price tag. Steve Kim of UCNLive.com has reported the price tag would be affordable. If I had to guestimate, the most the price tag would cost the fan is 50 dollars. To me, that isn’t a steep price and here’s why.
For starters, another one of boxing’s best fighters will be on the card in Roman ‘Chocolatito’ Gonzalez. If the rumors are correct, Brian Viloria is getting the call to fight Gonzalez, and that is worth the price of admission. Should it be Giovanni Segura, maybe there’s a gripe there.
Another rumored bout that may be slated to be on the pay-per-view card is American heavyweight Bryant Jennings taking on Cuban heavyweight Luis Ortiz. As a third fight on a pay-per-view, I got to say that isn’t bad at all. If those three fights come to fruition, then it could be in the running for the card of the year.
Oh and hello, the main event is one hell of a banger. Yes, the fight isn’t free, but I think it’s worth your dollar. I believe this fight will cost HBO close to four million and there’s no way they are paying a license fee like that for a regular HBO card. So, I understand the pay-per-view movement. I’m not one that is all into this whole #FreeBoxing4All movement. I’m one that’s all for quality boxing.
Many people have always wanted Triple G to take on Peter Quillin. Well here’s an argument for Lemieux, his best wins at middleweight are over Gabriel Rosado and Hassan N’Dam. If you look at Peter Quillin’s resume, one can argue those are his two best wins. While Quillin avoided Golovkin like a plague, Lemieux stepped up to the plate when he won his title. So I say let’s get it on and see you October 17th.