Fans from around the world react to Gennady Golovkin’s sixth-round stoppage of Willie Monroe Jr. and Roman Gonzalez’s two-round demolition of Edgar Sosa, and share their thoughts on what might be next for both pound-for-pound players, plus other boxing subjects and mythical matchups in this week’s Monday mailbag. Enjoy!
The action in Inglewood: Gennady Golovkin’s sixth-round stoppage of challenger Willie Monroe, plus flyweight champion Roman Gonzalez’s two-round blowout of Edgar Sosa. Photos by Naoki Fukuda.
Gennady Golovkin scored his 20th consecutive stoppage victory with a sixth-round technical knockout of the very game but out-gunned Willie Monroe Jr. on Saturday at The Forum in Inglewood, California. Golovkin, who defended his WBA title for the 13th time, scored two knockdowns in Round 2 and one in Round 6.
Weigh-in photos of middleweight combatants Gennady Golovkin and Willie Monroe Jr., plus flyweights Roman Gonzalez and Edgar Sosa — two fights featuring pound-for-pounders on Saturday in Inglewood, Calif.
Fans share their thoughts on the Gennady Golovkin-Willie Monroe Jr. fight and the American underdog’s chances against the middleweight world-beater, Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez’s HBO debut, Floyd Mayweather Jr. and his most formidable possible future opponents, plus mythical matchups, in this week’s Friday mailbag. Enjoy!
Gennady Golovkin has such a mystique built around him at this point that a victory is pretty much a forgone conclusion, but underdog Willie Monroe Jr. isn’t coming on Saturday just to roll over. Golovkin’s trainer, Abel Sanchez, gives his take.
RingTV’s Alan Massengale caught up with Gennady Golovkin’s trainer Abel Sanchez, GGG’s May 16 opponent Willie Monroe Jr., and K2 Promotion’s Tom Loeffler at the media workouts for the HBO-televised showdown from The Forum in Inglewood, Calif.
Not only will we see flyweight action on HBO this Saturday, we’re going to get it in high gear as RING champion Roman Gonzalez defends against former 108-pound titlist Edgar Sosa. Our own Anson Wainwright sat down with “Chocolatito” to get his thoughts on a huge opportunity.
HBO executive Peter Nelson is echoing the sentiments of what many true fight fans have been insisting for years: It’s time to hail the little guys. And RING flyweight champion Roman Gonzalez leads the pack.
THE RING’s No. 1-rated middleweight Gennady Golovkin spoke to the boxing media about his May 16 fight with talented southpaw Willie Monroe, future showdowns with Miguel Cotto and Andre Ward, and why he thought the Peter Quillin-Andy Lee fight was more like a “sparring session.”
The WBC sent out a scary-sounding press release that Willie Monroe Jr. would not comply with WBC safety rules ahead of his matchup with Gennady Golovkin, but it’s not as controversial as it sounds, according to his promoter.
RingTV’s Alan Massengale was on hand for the kick-off press conference for the May 16 WBA middleweight title bout between undefeated beltholder Gennady Golovkin and Willie Monroe Jr. at The Forum in Inglewood, California, where the HBO-televised fight will take place.
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.
Middleweight Willie Monroe Jr. took another step toward contender status by outclassing veteran gatekeeper Bryan Vera over 10 rounds in the main event of an ESPN2 “Friday Night Fights” broadcast from the Turning Stone Casino in Verona, New York.
Willie Monroe Jr., a talented southpaw from Rochester who headlines “Friday Night Fights” agaisnt Bryan Vera, had plenty of career options outside of boxing but the middleweight fringe contender has always been pulled to the sport and seems poised to have a breakout year.