NEW YORK CITY – Boxing fans will see the Top Two Pound-For-Pound Fighters in the world on the same card, Saturday, Oct. 17 at the “Mecca of Boxing”, Madison Square Garden and LIVE on HBO Pay-Per-View.
Last week numerous media outlets named WBC Flyweight World Champion Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez and WBA, IBO and WBC “Interim” Middleweight World Champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin to the top of their pound-for-pound lists.
Among the top platforms honoring Gonzalez and Golovkin are Yahoo, ESPN, Ring Magazine’s Fan Poll, Sherdog.com and TheSweetScience.com.
“We’re proud of these most recent accolades for Gennady and Roman,” said Tom Loeffler of K2 Promotions. “It’s a very rare instance to have the two top pound-for-pound fighters on the same card and the response from fans and media has been overwhelming.”
“Both of these competitive world championship fights will provide action from the opening bell and we look forward to this extraordinary event at Madison Square Garden and telecast live on HBO Pay-Per-View.”
Golovkin, (33-0, 30KOs), will headline the Oct. 17 event in a Middleweight World Championship Title Unification bout against IBF Middleweight World Champion David Lemieux, (34-2, 31KOs). Golovkin has knocked out an astounding 20 opponents in a row and will be making his 15th world championship defense.
In the co-featured bout, Gonzalez, (43-0, 37KOs) will defend his title against former four-time world champion in two weight classes (junior flyweight, flyweight) Brian Viloria, (36-4, 22KOs). Gonzalez has stopped his last nine opponents inside the distance and will be making the third world championship defense of his title won in 2014. He was previously a world champion in the junior flyweight division for three years.
The championship event will be produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT.
Tickets for GOLOVKIN vs. LEMIEUX are on sale now and priced at $500, $300, $200, $100 and $50 and can purchased at the Madison Square Garden Box Office, all Ticketmaster outlets, Ticketmaster charge by phone (866-858-0008) and online at www.ticketmaster.com or www.thegarden.com.
Golovkin vs. Lemieux is presented by K2 Promotions and Golden Boy Promotions in association with GGG Promotions and Eye of the Tiger Management. The event will take place Saturday, October 17 from Madison Square Garden and will be produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT. Doors open at 7:00 p.m. ET and first fight begins at 7:05 p.m. ET.