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Golovkin vs Lemieux odds: All four A-side fighters remain heavy favorites

Gennady Golovkin, Roman Gonzalez, Tureano Johnson, and Luis Ortiz are all clear favorites to win, at least according to the oddsmakers.

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Scott Christ is the managing editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2006.

The lines for Saturday night's Gennady Golovkin vs David Lemieux fight aren't moving a lot, with the undefeated Golovkin still the heavy favorite. As we noted yesterday, the four "A-side" fighters on the card -- Gennady Golovkin, Roman Gonzalez, Tureano Johnson, and Luis Ortiz -- are in fact all heavy favorites, and that is holding true as of Tuesday morning, and likely will through the rest of the week.

The selling point for the card is action and knockouts. Golovkin (33-0, 30 KO) and Lemieux (34-2, 31 KO) are both action fighters with big power, and most insiders as well as people who have mostly functioning brains figure the fight is going to end inside the distance. None of Golovkin's last 20 opponents have made it to the scheduled final bell, and only two of them (Kassim Ouma and Martin Murray) have gone past the eighth round. This is a streak that goes back to 2008.

Lemieux, on the other hand, did go the full 12 in his last fight, though he dropped the incredibly resilient Hassan N'Dam four times along the way en route to winning the vacant IBF middleweight title. N'Dam had shown that sort of resolve in his 2012 loss to Peter Quillin, too, going 12 despite hitting the canvas six times.

Here's a look at how the bookies see the fights right now:

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