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Gennady Golovkin had his fingerprints on the Canelo Alvarez-Amir Khan undercard Saturday at T-Mobile Arena.
Two boxers on Golovkin's long knockout rundown restored their vocations with KO triumphs of their own.
David Lemieux, who tumbled to Triple G in October, pounded Glen Tapia by specialized knockout in the fourth round of the undercard headliner.
Curtis Stevens showed the force he felt when Golovkin beat him in 2013. Stevens' horrendous right hand earned him a win over Patrick Teixeira.
Golovkin's name was raised various times paving the way to the Alvarez-Khan battle. Golovkin is a conceivable adversary for Alvarez.
Lemieux, a previous International Boxing Federation middleweight champion, said he took in a great deal from the Golovkin misfortune.
"Triple G is an incredible warrior, however you gotta keep your hands up at all times, that is the guideline of boxing," Lemieux said.
Lemieux didn't have to keep his hands up against overwhelming underdog Tapia. Lemieux smothered Tapia with a whirlwind of force punches, which constrained Tapia's mentor, Freddie Roach, to stop the battle in the fourth round.
Tapia yelled at his coaches not to end the session.
Frankie Gomez made simple work out of veteran Mauricio Herrera in a consistent choice by three scores of 100-90.
Gomez, additionally prepared by Roach, showed speed and energy to bother Herrera amid the 10-round welterweight battle.
The 35-year-old Herrera has had intense battles with top welterweights Danny Garcia and Jose Benavides, yet it shows up those days are behind him. Herrera, who had a huge cut under his left eye, attempted to deliver offense against Gomez.
"It feels great to get this triumph," Gomez said. "I prepared truly hard, and it paid off. I'm prepared to tackle my next test and tackle the best at 140. I need to thank my fans, and I'm happy I could put on a decent appear for them."
Stevens began the compensation per-view segment of the card with his triumph over Teixeira.
Stevens, who came back to the ring following a 19-month cutback, conveyed a counter right snare to drop the Brazilian.
Teixeira attempted to get up and wobbled back onto the ropes, driving the official to end the session at 1:04 of the second round.
The Brooklyn, New York, local Stevens (28-5, 21 KOs) gave the 25-year-old Teixeira (26-1, 22 KOs) the principal loss of his vocation.
"They needed to put the youthful lion in the wilderness," Stevens said. "It wasn't going on today evening time. The name of the diversion is to thump individuals out, and that is the thing that I did this evening. I feel incredible to get once again into the diversion after my one and a half year break."
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