Gennady Golovkin and Willie Monroe Jr. met the boxing media on Tuesday at The Forum in Inglewood, California, where the two middleweights will fight on May 16. Golovkin has established himself as an elite fighter but some still wonder if the pressure fighter can deal with a slick boxing style, the kind Monroe brings to the ring.
Tickets for the May 16 Gennady Golovkin-Willie Monroe Jr. WBA middleweight title fight, which takes place at The Forum in Inglewood, California, go on sale this Tuesday, March 17 at 12:00 p.m. PT.
Undefeated WBA middleweight titleholder Gennady Golovkin will make his fourth defense in a year’s span when he faces Willie Monroe Jr. on May 16 at The Forum in Inglewood, California.
Word on the street is that Argentina’s Jorge Sebastian Heiland is the front-runner to face Gennady Golovkin in May, but middleweight slugger Tureano Johnson tells RingTV.com that he’d make a much better fight with the undefeated WBA titleholder.
There was nowhere for Gennady Golovkin, THE RING’s No. 1-rated middleweight, to advance in the magazine’s 160-pound rankings after he scored his 19th consecutive stoppage against courageous Martin Murray this past Saturday, but the WBA beltholder moved up a notch in the pound-for-pound top 10.
Fans from around the globe share their thoughts and enthusiasm on the official announcement of the Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Manny Pacquiao super fight, and on Gennady Golovkin’s 19th consecutive stoppage victory against teak-tough Martin Murray, in this week’s massive Monday mailbag. Enjoy!
Gennady Golovkin, fresh off his TKO of Martin Murray, is scheduled to return to the ring on May 16, but the undefeated WBA middleweight titleholder’s promoter and trainer are willing to have him fight in June if it means showdowns with Miguel Cotto or Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.
The buildup to Gennady Golovkin’s WBA middleweight title defense against Martin Murray was overshadowed by the hype of the Mayweather-Pacquiao announcement but the undefeated puncher rekindled his buzz with another stellar stoppage victory on Saturday in Monte Carlo.
Gennady Golovkin, who defends his WBA middleweight title against Martin Murray today, is on a mission to collect all of the major 160-pound belts this year, including THE RING and WBC titles held by Miguel Cotto. Golovkin’s trainer Abel Sanchez and Cotto’s trainer Freddie Roach are already talking about the potential showdown.
Gennady Golovkin weighed 159.8 pounds on Friday for his WBA middleweight title defense against Martin Murray, who weighed 159.9. The pair will battle it out on Saturday, at the Salle des Étoiles in Monte Carlo, Monaco.
Weigh-in photos from Monte Carlo for the middleweight world-title fight between Gennady Golovkin and Martin Murray, plus strawweights Hekkie Budler and Jesus Silvestre.
As Gennady Golovkin’s popularity has grown since his U.S. debut, so has clamor for a showdown between the Kazakhstan-born WBA middleweight titleholder and one of the sport’s stars. However, Golovkin says he’s focused on Saturday’s title defense against Martin Murray.
THE RING magazine has withdrawn its championship recognition of undefeated super middleweight Andre Ward due to inactivity and lack of recent quality opposition. Ward has also been dropped from the magazine’s divisional and pound-for-pound rankings until he returns to the ring.
Two-time world title challenger Martin Murray has left no stone unturned during a torturous training regime which has readied him for the biggest fight of his life against WBA middleweight titleholder Gennady Golovkin on Saturday in Monte Carlo.