Challenger Willie Monroe (19-2, 6 KOs) tried hard tonight, but he was no match for IBO/WBA middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (33-0, 30 KOs) in getting stopped in the 6th round of a scheduled 12 round bout at the Forum in Inglewood, California. Monroe was down three times in the fight, and would have likely been down even more if he hadn’t quit on his feet in the 6th round following a hard knockdown. Referee Jack Reiss officially stopped the fight at 0:45 of the 6th.
Monroe hit the canvas twice in the 2nd round. The first knockdown came from a left hook to the head that put Monroe down. Less than a minute later, Monroe was knocked down by a volley of punches from Golovkin. At this point in the fight it looked like Monroe wouldn’t make it past the 3rd round. Continue reading
I have to admire ESPN’s Boxcino tournament winner Willie Monroe Jr’s (19-1, 6ko) attitude towards tonight’s impending clash with unbeaten Kazakh wrecking-machine Gennady Golovkin (32-0, 29ko). The slick, yet light punching southpaw believes in his heart of hearts that he can win this one – and deserves props for even stepping up to the challenge in my humble opinion, especially when it is clear that the division’s WBC champion Miguel Cotto – who fights former GGG victim Daniel Geale on June 6 – doesn’t seem to fancy the job.
Both fighters made weight yesterday and all the talk going into the fight, rather than focusing on Monroe Jr – is of Golovkin’s potential future fights with the likes of Canelo Alvarez, Cotto and even Floyd Mayweather. Continue reading
The boxing world is already looking forward to the next fight from the man they call triple G. Sadly, it’s not the fight scheduled for Saturday, May 16, 2015.
“Is it Mayweather, Cotto or Canelo,” is what the fans cry as they overlook the toughest fight of Golovkin’s career.
Maybe it’s the lack of name recognition, or maybe it’s the way Golovkin has ransacked passed past opposition that leaves boxing fans pessimistic about Willie Monroe Jr’s chances Saturday night. Continue reading
Gennady Golovkin returns to HBO and Southern California this time at The Forum in a showcase matchup against middleweight contender Willie Monroe Jr. The only unknowns heading into this bout is how long before Golovkin take’s out his man as he attempts to keep the streak of 19 KO’s in a row alive.
We last saw Gennady Golovkin in late February finishing off a pesky Martin Murray in the 11th round bringing him one step closer to a breakout fight he so rightfully deserves. At the moment Triple G is caught between a rock and a hard place when it comes to boxing politics. Lucky for him his profile is on the rise as he knocks out all comers in front of a growing TV and live event audience. Continue reading
Perhaps the sport’s most feared fighter, middleweight titleholder Gennady Golovkin has built a powerhouse reputation by demonstrating a willingness to take on any challenge and displaying an intriguing array of skills, highlighted by stunning knockout power. Continue reading
Saturday night sees slick, yet light punching Boxcino tournament winner Willie Monroe Jr (19-1, 6ko) attempt the seemingly impossible when he becomes the 33rd man to step between the ropes to face destructive puncher Gennady Golovkin.
Of the previous 32 men who took on the task – 29 failed to see the final bell.
This is going to be a massive ask for the relatively unknown American and represents a huge jump up in class from anyone he has faced before. To give you an idea for comparative purposes, Brian Vera – now due to fight Britain’s Rocky Fielding – is the best, and last, name on his resume. Continue reading
There are quite a few figures in boxing who are never short of something to say, one of the most vocal being veteran trainer Abel Sanchez, -for whom Gennady Golovkin is the latest of the world champions he has cornered.
Ahead of Golovkins upcoming 160lb bout with Boxcino tournament winner Willie Monroe Jr on Saturday, Sanchez has spoken to fighthype.com about the seemingly inevitable clash with Mexican superstar Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez in the wake of Saturday’s destruction of James Kirkland. Continue reading
Since he beat Manny Pacquiao 10 days ago, the calls for Floyd Mayweather to face all manner of opponents next have ignited social media – suggestions from the likely to the frankly ridiculous and everything in between.
Wladimir Klitschko at a catch-weight anyone??
All joking aside, on my “highly unlikely” list is the shout for a 154lb contest with big-hitting Kazakh Gennady Golovkin. Continue reading
In a refreshing move, Matchroom Sport’s Eddie Hearn has admitted that should his fighter choose to go on and bow out in a big stadium fight in America in the Summer – murderous punching middleweight Gennady Golovkin would be one to swerve.
However, in speaking to the Daily Mail, “Fast Car” has conceded it is unlikely that Nottingham’s Froch will look to extend his 13 years as a professional with another contest – choosing instead to go out on the famous KO of George Groves in their Wembley rematch a year ago. Continue reading
Murderous punching 160lb champion Gennady Golovkin has become the latest fighter to throw his name into the hat for a possible bout with Floyd Mayweather, yet the Kazakh fighter remains realistic at the chances of the clash happening in September for Mayweather’s “final” fight.
The unbeaten KO artist, who must first take care of business on May 16 against Willie Monroe Jr told Sky Sports;
“Of course that is my dream fight. Obviously Floyd is a great champion with a bit of a different style.” Continue reading