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Sanchez: GGG-Lemieux Will Answer Questions on Both

By Carlos Boogs

Abel Sanchez, trainer of WBA, IBO and WBC-interim middleweight world champion Gennady "GGG" Golovkin (33-0, 30 KOs), says the upcoming unification with IBF middleweight champion power-puncher David Lemieux (34-2, 31 KOs) will answer a lot of questions about both boxers.

Golovkin's has received criticism about some of his recent opponents, who most believe did not possess the necessary physical strength or punching power to hang with the feared middleweight. Some wonder what will happen when Golovkin gets cracked back by a big puncher.

Lemieux certainly has the physical strength and power, but there are many questions being asked of him as well, regarding whether or not he's truly a much better fighter than the wild swinging boxer who lost back to back fights to Joachim Alcine and Marco Antonio Rubio.

“I think this is the kind of fight that will give the answers to the questions that are being asked of both fighters.  Lemieux has been a very good champion.  I look forward to matching wits with and trying to outthink [Lemieux's trainer] Marc Ramsey.  I think Canada is lucky to have a young person like Marc who is going to have a lot of champions in the future.  Right now David is the obstacle that we have in front of us and we are going to prepare to the best of our ability," Sanchez said.

Sanchez predicts his fighter will win by knockout in four rounds, but says it won't be an easy contest and they are not underestimating what Lemieux brings to the table.

"I anticipate this to be a difficult fight. David is a tough competitor. He proved that in his last two fights against Gabriel Rosado and Hassan N'Dam. David is a big puncher but so is Gennady," Sanchez said.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Jayallday9 on 08-24-2015

Fight should be good but won't answer many questions either because David is a limited brawler and Golovkin is still being matched against fighters no one believes can win....Still going to be fun just because David really believes he can…

Comment by Fantasiabruja on 08-24-2015

[QUOTE=doninlouisiana;15989677]Fantasia, I like your avatar, its my old buddy from Auburn, Wa Greg "The Mutt", wonder if his Mom still owns one of my old hangouts, the Rail Tavern[/QUOTE] Really thats cool, he was one of my favorites from when…

Comment by Fantasiabruja on 08-24-2015

[QUOTE=No Tomorrow;15990040]Truly I think this will be a quicker version of JCC Sr./Rosario[/QUOTE] Neither of these two guys are as technically sound as those two old timers. Bad comparison

Comment by kafkod on 08-24-2015

[QUOTE=just the facts;15990079]Admit it, NOTHING unbiased about you. GGG fanboy to the core if truth is told. You are right, it's time to put Ward/ggg to rest. After all that rhetoric (no one will fight me, we'll fight anyone from…

Comment by SniXSniPe on 08-24-2015

[QUOTE=just the facts;15990079]Admit it, NOTHING unbiased about you. GGG fanboy to the core if truth is told. You are right, it's time to put Ward/ggg to rest. After all that rhetoric (no one will fight me, we'll fight anyone from…

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