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Fight fans are in for a treat tonight (Sat., Oct. 17, 2015) as HBO provides a thrilling night of pugilistic action as Middleweight champions will collide when Gennady Golovkin puts his undefeated record on the line against David Lemieux in the main event of the pay-per-view (PPV) event live from the legendary Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York.
Catch all the action LIVE with a PPV start time of 9 p.m. ET (for up-to-date "Golovkin vs. Lemieux" results click here).
Below is everything you need to know to stay on top of the PPV in "The Big Apple."
Who: Gennady Golovkin vs. David Lemieux
When: Sat., October 17, 2015, beginning at 9 p.m. ET on HBO
Where: Madison Square Garden in New York City
How To Watch: HBO PPV broadcast at 9 p.m. ET
Live "Golovkin vs. Lemieux" results: Play-by-play coverage stream
Why It Matters: If you are a hardcore boxing fan, you already know it would be a travesty to miss a Gennady Golovkin fight, and even more so when he takes on a venerable opponent like David Lemieux in a title-unification bout. But, if you are simply a casual fight fan looking for something to watch this evening, you best make sure you are glued to HBO by 9 p.m. ET.
In the post-Mayweather era, Golovkin could be the next major PPV star, and he is not somebody you want to miss. In a combined 67 victories, both Middleweight champions have notched over 30 knockouts each. The undefeated Golovkin is the favorite to win tonight, but you would be wrong to think Lemieux wouldn't be providing a major test for "GGG." In what should be an epic firefight that won't need the judges, expect someone to go down early.
What's Hot: Obviously the main event is what all boxing fans are talking about around the water cooler, but don't sleep on the co-main event either. Arguably the best fighter on the planet you have never heard of, Roman "Chocolatito" Gonzalez battles the dangerous veteran Brian Viloria in a Flyweight contest. "Chocolatito" is 43-0 with 37 knockouts to his credit, and the Nicaraguan never fails to impress.
What's Not: It is really hard to find something negative on the "Golovkin vs. Lemieux" HBO PPV. After casual fight fans felt slighted following the highly anticipated -- but ultimately banal -- Mayweather vs. Pacquiao clash, some have deemed boxing "too boring to watch." To make matters worse, Mayweather opted to end his career fighting Andre Berto -- a handpicked opponent that really had no chance of dethroning "Money -- further leaving the sour taste in fans' mouths. Just a handful of months later, HBO will deliver an epic card stacked to the brim with exciting and consequential bouts, with a main event that could champion a brand new super star. Simply put, this is truly a fantastic PPV with little to no flaws.
Interest Level: 9/10
If you were one of the many fans who were unhappy with Floyd Mayweather's last handful of performances, and have found yourself giving up on the sweet science, I implore you to shell out your hard earned cash to watch Gennady Golovkin and David Lemieux reignite your passion in what could potentially be the fight of the year.
The title unification bout almost guarantees high action and drama, and could catapult either man into super stardom.
Tonight may very well be the beginning of a new era in Boxing, and it is not something you want to miss.
Check out the full "Golovkin vs. Lemieux" card here:
160 lbs.: Gennady Golovkin vs. David Lemieux
112 lbs.: Roman Gonzalez vs. Brian Viloria
Heavyweight: Luis Ortiz vs. Matias Ariel Vidondo
160 lbs.: Tureano Johnson vs. Eamonn O'Kane
That's a wrap!