News | Oct 19 2015

Gennady Golovkin explains his approach to David Lemieux

Golovkin speaks after unifying the WBA and IBF middleweight titles, writes John Dennen
Gennady Golovkin
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AS though Gennady Golovkin weren’t frightening enough, on Saturday (October 17), he proved he could destroy a world champion relying predominantly on his jab.

We’ve seen his right crush Daniel Geale, his left hook to the body shatter Matthew Macklin. In his latest fight, an eight round victory over David Lemieux, Golovkin managed to inject drama into his jab. The shot stopped Lemieux, formerly the IBF middleweight champion, bringing his power punches to bear and ultimately broke down the Canadian’s resistance.

“I felt [I had] very good distance,” Golovkin said afterwards. “Every jab I touched. I was waiting a little bit. I wasn’t crazy attack, crazy style like street fight – not this time. David, he’s a strong guy, he’s a good warrior.”


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