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Photos & video: Gennady Golovkin-David Lemieux press tour starts in NYC

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It’s a fight that already has fans salivating, and today, the interest began in earnest, as two months away from fight night at Madison Square Garden and live on HBO pay-per-view, Gennady Golovkin and David Lemieux met the press for a kickoff press conference. The opening Golovkin vs. Lemieux presser was held in Manhattan, moving from the top of the Empire State Building to MSG. Right here, we have some photos of the event, and video footage of the presser, and other kickoff festivities and events.


GENNADY “GGG” GOLOVKIN, WBA, IBO and WBC Interim Middleweight World Champion:
“I want to thank my team, K2 Promotions, HBO and Golden Boy for the most amazing deal this is by far the biggest present for the fans.  This fight will go down in history as one of the best.
“HBO and Madison Square Garden are a family to me, they have helped shape my career and we have so far created great history here.
“I think that we have heard a lot of talk about performances, but I promise an amazing show on October 17.  Not just for the main event but for all the fights in the card. And I want to welcome all my fans to come watch this event live at Madison Square Garden on Oct. 17.”
DAVID LEMIEUX, IBF Middleweight World Champion:
“Who would have thought a small kid like me would end up fighting at Madison Square Garden, ‘The Mecca of Boxing’. I am extremely proud to be here, this event is already historical breaking MSG’s record for most tickets sold for a boxing event during a pre-sale.
“You can expect what you see and what you know from us on Oct. 17, two exciting fighters ready to give the fans a really fight.
“In boxing you have to be ready for anything, patterns change. I am ready to be part of that change and become the unified middleweight world champion.
“I respect Golovkin I think he is great fighter, but I’m not here to be his friend I am here to be is opponent.  I promise you, there will be blood.
“I am extremely proud to be here and I just want to say that you will see history in the making on Oct 17.”

GGG and Lemieux will now complete several additional stops on their press tour before heading off to training camp. Fight night is on October 17th, so it’s the perfect time to kick into gear.

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