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All Eyes On The Middleweight Division

 

The eyes of the boxing world will be fixed on the middleweight division over the coming weeks, as its protagonists prepare to do battle across the four recognised sanctioning bodies.

First up, is the explosive clash between Gennady Golovkin and David Lemieux, taking place on October 17th at the famous Madison Square Garden Arena, NYC. The occasion marks Triple G's fourth appearance at the garden, a venue he has flourished at, in a city he continues to win over. With ten days remaining, tickets are limited and large PPV numbers are expected.

The excitment surrounding this fight is in how evenly matched the duo seem to be (on paper anyway). Both carry serious punch power, both boast high KO ratios and both have a version(s) of the middleweight strap. Golovkin wagers his WBA Super World middleweight title, along with his IBO and interim WBC straps, against Lemieux's IBF gold. With David Lemieux looking impressive in his last outing against Hassan N'Dam N'Jikam, and Gennady Golovkin on a knockout streak of 20, this promises to be fight of the year.

A month later, and the middleweight division gifts us another spectacular contest.

If Golovkin/Lemieux is set to be fight of the year, than what honour do we bestow on Cotto/Canelo? It certainly has the ingredients to go down as a historic encounter.

Cotto's WBC title will be on the line, with the winner setting up a unification showdown with the victor of Golovkin/Lemieux. For Cotto, its a chance to show that he is still a fighter to be reckoned with in the middleweight division. A sentiment not shared by all, after he sufferred back-to-back defeats at the hands of Floyd Mayweather Jnr and Austin Trout in 2012.

He now looks a rejuvinated fighter however. With wins over Sergio Martinez and Daniel Geale looking like they've reinstalled some confidence back into the Puerto Rican.

His adversary, Saul Alverez, continues to look destructive. The 25-year-old has only recorded one loss in a 47-fight career, and looked like a different fighter to one we've previously seen, when he dismantled James Kirkland inside three rounds.

The showdown takes place at the Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino on November 21st.

And finally, Andy Lee is set to defend his WBO middleweight title against Billy Joe Saunders. The date is yet to be confirmed, and has already seen two postponements. However, a  clash this side of christmas isn't unlikely.

The middleweight division is set to give us three great fights in quick succession, with potential unification fights for the winners. Wouldn't it be great to see an undisputed champ?

Posted: 7th Oct 2015

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