Golovkin to face Monroe on May 16
- Updated: March 18, 2015
WBA/IBO and interim WBC titlist Gennady Golovkin returns on May 16, 2015 live on HBO from The Forum on May 16.
The undefeated middleweight will glove up against Boxcino tournament winner Willie Monroe Jr.
“I’m very excited to fight again in Los Angeles where I now live” said Golovkin, who is fresh off a destruction of Martin Murray in Monte Carlo by TKO after 11 rounds. The TKO provided ‘GGG’ with his 19th consecutive knockout win.
“Monroe is a skilled southpaw and I look forward to the test he will provide. I promise my fans another ‘Big Drama Show’.”
Monroe chimed in on what he brings to the table.
“It’s going to be one of those fights; speed vs. power, slickness vs. aggressiveness and the bull vs. the matador. I am ready. I’ve been in training already for three weeks before we even got this fight. We will be more than ready on May 16.”
Monroe is currently ranked #2 by the WBA, #5 by the WBO and #9 by the WBC.