Golovkin after 20th straight KO tonight

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Golovkin after 20th straight KO tonight
Golovkin vs Monroe Jr weigh-in. Photos Sumio Yamada

Golovkin after 20th straight KO tonight

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Golovkin after 20th straight KO tonight
Golovkin vs Monroe Jr weigh-in. Photos Sumio Yamada

Golovkin vs Monroe Jr weigh-in
Golovkin vs Monroe Jr weigh-in. Photos Sumio Yamada

WBA Super Champion / WBC (interim) middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin’s reign of terror continues tonight against slick southpaw Willie Monroe Jr. (19-1, 6 KOs) tonight at the Forum in Inglewood, California. Golovkin (32-0, 29 KOs) is defending his world title for the 14th time. He has knocked out ALL of his previous challengers. Monroe, however may prove to be a tough customer.

The champ is looking forward to testing himself against Monroe’s style. “I want to fight a southpaw because I want to show everybody that I can beat any style, it doesn’t matter. Anybody, strong guy, tall guy, short guy, just anybody. I’m very anxious. This is a big test for me. I remember a lot of fighters, like Canelo, Cotto, and a lot of great champions have have problems with southpaws. So why not test myself?”

In the lead up to the fight, Monroe’s trainer Tony Morgan stated “I think that Golovkin makes a lot of mistakes. I think he’s beatable. I think any guy’s beatable if you bring the right plan to the table, but yeah, we’re going to capitalize on his mistakes and I don’t want to say we’re going to expose him because he is a great fighter, but we’re going to expose Willie. We’re going to expose what Willie really is, and what he’s really capable of doing.”

Golovkin’s trainer Abel Sanchez stated, “Willie Monroe’s not a standard southpaw. He’s very slick. He has very good wheels, so it’s going to be a process of trying to cut him off…Willie is a proven and good fighter in, like I said in the Boxcino Tournament, so it’s not like we’re fighting a guy that’s never been in a situation like this. The difference is he’s going to go in against Golovkin and Golovkin seems to bring these guys down to the level that they’re not much for him, but if Willie brings his A game, I think we’re looking at five or six tough rounds, and then the stretch will be who’s got more in the tank.”


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