GENNADY GOLOVKIN and David Lemieux performed a final public work out on Tuesday ahead of their clash for the WBA and IBF middleweight titles at Madison Square Garden on October 17.
Golovkin said, “This is the biggest test for me. He’s the IBF champ. It’s big situation, unification, Pay-Per-View. Right now it’s a very interesting situation to be in in the middleweight division. I think we have three or four fighters and it’s very important who is number one.”
“What I have done with the degree of the fight and the intensity for this fight, I know I have to be better than I was for [Hassan] N’Dam,” Lemieux said of the fight where he won the IBF crown. “Bernard Hopkins and Oscar De La Hoya are letting me do what I need to do. I have a great team around me and they feel very confident in my abilities.
“I am aware of his record but I am also aware of who I am and what I can bring to the table. My concern is the present and making sure I win on October 17.
“I am going to be a lion in there. Nothing is going to be in my way.
“It is kind of like David and Goliath. Everyone is impressed on this big GGG, he is impressive and talented but there is also David who is making a lot of noise. I know what I am going up against and I am going in with a nice package to deliver to Golovkin.”