Gennady Golovkin has had some difficulty finding willing, high-ranked opponents in the middleweight division, but he is set to break that pattern come October. David Lemieux may not rank with the Miguel Cottos, Canelo Alvarezes, and Andre Wards of the world, but the heavy-handed Canadian boxer is arguably the most dangerous middleweight in the world apart from Golovkin himself, and he's currently fighting in the best form of his career.
Golovkin and Lemieux are set to meet October 17th in what will be both men's HBO pay-per-view debuts. In the co-main event, flyweight kingpin Roman Gonzalez looks to defend his lineal championship and WBC belt against former champ Brian Viloria, who remains a significant test despite his veteran status.
Overall, the event will be an interesting proving ground for these men that may have to pick up the promotional slack when Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao leave the sport for good.