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GGG’s fight to lose, but don’t count out Lemieux

GGG Lemieux

It’s called a puncher’s chance. On paper and in the eyes of the boxing world David Lemieux is a massive underdog to Gennady Golovkin. Many expect the knockout genius GGG to waste Lemieux in the first few rounds, as he has his last 20 opponents. But don’t count Lemieux out and wave your hands above your head before the opening bell.

Lemieux is a puncher and punchers always have an opportunity to win. He has proven he can take hard shots when he fought Gabriel Rosado and Fernando Guerrero, but have proved all along he has massive power. His victory over a world-class fighter like Hassan N’Dam was more impressive than anything Golovkin has one his record. Lemieux knocked him down four times and while he had to settle for the unanimous decision, there was never a doubt he would win form the beginning.

Which is why it is crazy to think he has zero pressure on him.

A win over Lemieux could vault Golovkin into the pound-for-pound star of boxing in the wake of Floyd Mayweather’s retirement from the sport. A loss to could cripple his assent as the must-see boxer that people will pay big bucks to watch on Pay Per View. He has everything to gain with a win, and everything to lose with a loss.

Lemieux just has to go in, fight hard, eat a few shots but respond the way he always has, a way that has led him to 31 knockout victories out of the 34 times he has had his arm raised.

But this is Golovkin’s chance to showcase to the boxing world that he is the most powerful force in the ring. The 33-0-0 Kazakh fighter is in the prime of his career and has knocked out 30 of his opponents. His last 20 wins have come by knockout. He toyed around with Willie Monroe in his latest victory in May, admitting that he could have knocked him out earlier than he did. That was not just talk either. It was pretty clear watching the fight. Last July he stopped Daniel Geale in the third round.

Golovkin almost has to win the fight, and he probably will. His power is like nothing Lemieux has faced before, but Lemieux is like nothing Golovkin has faced yet either. He is a tough as they come.

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Corey Johns

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You could say Corey was born to become a sports journalist. His father won a national championship coaching college soccer. His mother is a baseball fanatic who hasn't missed seeing an Orioles game since 1983 (literally, sometimes it's annoying). His great uncle was a big-time boxing promoter and his maternal grandfather was once a department head at the Baltimore Sun. Basically, sports and journalism run through his blood. He played just about every little league sports there was when he was a kid and was a multi-sport athlete in high school; even playing in the first-ever high school sanction Rugby game in the country. Eventually he retired from sports as an undefeated Maryland state Rugby champion as a high school senior. Perhaps lack of athletic talent has more to do with the retirement, but he will tell you that it more had to do with a great desire to jump right into media. Upon his graduation from University of Maryland, Baltimore County as a triple communications major, Corey started the So Much Sports network and has continued to grow his websites and continues to work to make them premier sports media outlets.

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