Gennady Golovkin has revealed that he is preparing for the biggest test of his career thus far when he faces David Lemieux in New York on Saturday night.
The Kazakhstan native has enjoyed an explosive journey in the professional ranks, with this knockout win over Daniel Geale arguably one of the top finishes to date.
Golovkin will be looking for his 31st KO win in his 34th fight, but he is not underestimating the threat posed by his rival who currently holds the IBF middleweight belt.
“This is the biggest test for me. He’s the IBF champ. It’s a big situation, unification,” he said, according to Sky Sports.
“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.”
Lemieux (34-2, KO 31) has also established himself as a big hitter, and certain quarters of the boxing world have suggested that that is what gives him a chance in this fight as his power will undoubtedly be a threat to ‘GGG’.
Nevertheless, the heavy-hitting 33-year-old will expect to win at Madison Square Garden, with the hope that he faces the likes of Miguel Cotto or Canelo Alvarez next year as the pair are set to go to war in Las Vegas on November 21.