“Big Drama Show” Coming May 16, Says Golovkin

Gennady Golovkin promised a “big drama show” on May 16, and said that he expects foe Willie Monroe to be a stern test in a bout which will unfold in LA, and run on HBO.

Promoter Tom Loeffler, repping GGG, said fans will enjoy the action May 16, and that will be a contrast from what they received on May 2, on a Tuesday conference call.

He said Monroe, from Rochester, NY, will be a test, and that he is a slick lefty. He said that there will be no backlash from MayPac, that fans will appreciate even more the drama show. He said that fans will leave the venue with a smile.

Gennady promised a “big show,” and said, of the #MayPac bout, that Floyd is too smart, and that Manny has dipped some.

And could Floyd be next for him? He’s a great champ, super smart, and GGG would like that “drama show.”

Trainer Abel Sanchez said Monroe could be the best of the last five guys GGG has met and thinks we could get five or six rounds of action before GGG finishes him off. A lefty is a good idea to prep for, for instance, an Erislandy Lara if he came to 160.

Monroe, in his time, sounded confident. He agreed that a win by him would be one of the bigger upsets in 30 years, and said he’s been the underdog since “the womb.”

Trainer Tony Morgan said camp has been “flawles” and that his brush with the law hasn’t been an interruption at all. Monroe has deceptive power, he told us. He also said flat footed guys get hammered by GGG, his guy isn’t like that.

The fighter, who called Morgan the best trainer in the world, said he likes the style of Hector Camacho, and wants to blaze his own trail, that he is is his own man, and doesn’t much refer to the legacy of fighters Willie Monroe Sr., his dad, and great uncle Willie the Worm.

The underdog said he expected MayPac to be what it was, and is glad it’s over, so talk of it will cease. (LOL, good luck on that!).

There you have it, gang; thoughts on May 16? Could the dog get the bone?

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COMMENTS

-Pazuzu :

Watch Brian Vera and Brandon Adams put Monroe's back against the ropes time and again in Boxcino. Willie's fast, but he ain't slick. GFOS knew the difference: ""You may dance good You may have fast feet But you ain't slick! Your business is in the street."" GGG for will cut him off and walk straight through his pity-pat punches. Consecutive knockout number 20!


-Radam G :

It should be easy breezy for 3g. Worm Junior is stepping to the wrong monster. He is going to get beastized [sic]. Hehe! Holla!


-ThatGuy :

Well yeah, another knockout


-oubobcat :

I am very interested in this fight and interested to see how Golovkin handles Monroe's style. Monroe has the style to potentially give GGG issues. He is slick, moves very well on his feet and has quick hands. But Monroe too has had times in fights where he stops moving and goes to the ropes. This would be very problematic against GGG. And GGG is the best fighter in the sport at cutting off the ring. I see Monroe having some success early, more so than anyone who recently fought GGG, before GGG starts getting to him and breaking him down. Another knockout does appear probable.


-Pazuzu :

I am very interested in this fight and interested to see how Golovkin handles Monroe's style. Monroe has the style to potentially give GGG issues. He is slick, moves very well on his feet and has quick hands. But Monroe too has had times in fights where he stops moving and goes to the ropes. This would be very problematic against GGG. And GGG is the best fighter in the sport at cutting off the ring. I see Monroe having some success early, more so than anyone who recently fought GGG, before GGG starts getting to him and breaking him down. Another knockout does appear probable.
Hmmm. Bobcat, with GGG's amateur record of 345-5, I don't think Willie Monroe is going to show Golovkin anything he hasn't seen before. GGG has beaten plenty of fast southpaws. And remember, Monroe is flashy and quick, but not slick. Golovkin has better footwork, and will stalk him down. And without enough power to keep Golovkin at bay, Monroe will quickly find himself up against the ropes, gasping from a massive liver shot, or getting his block knocked off by a short overhand right. It's a matter of time. This whole fight has the feel of being at the pet store, and watching as they drop that little mouse into the snake tank.


-ThatGuy :

Lmao so well put pazuzu. That mouse is gonna get f????d up so bad, the snakes nuts will be left just hanging out


-oubobcat :

Hmmm. Bobcat, with GGG's amateur record of 345-5, I don't think Willie Monroe is going to show Golovkin anything he hasn't seen before. GGG has beaten plenty of fast southpaws. And remember, Monroe is flashy and quick, but not slick. Golovkin has better footwork, and will stalk him down. And without enough power to keep Golovkin at bay, Monroe will quickly find himself up against the ropes, gasping from a massive liver shot, or getting his block knocked off by a short overhand right. It's a matter of time. This whole fight has the feel of being at the pet store, and watching as they drop that little mouse into the snake tank.
That is true, Golovkin with that amateur experience has certainly seen many others who possess a similar style to Monroe. The only fighter recently though that gave Golovkin any kind of trouble was Kassim Ouma. Well I shouldn't say trouble but toughest fight. In that fight, Ouma (a southpaw) got off to a quick start with the jab and lateral movement. Golovkin was more hesitant early adapting to Ouma's style. However Golovkin eventually started getting to Ouma and began landing his hard power shots slowly breaking Ouma down. Eventually, Golovkin did get the late stoppage. I see that happening in this fight. Early on, Monroe has a little success. He lands the jab early and his movement causes Golovkin to not let his hands go as much as we are accustomed to seeing. But Golovkin gets going and figures out Monroe. Then we will find out how well Monroe takes Golovkin's punches. It could be a replay of the Ouma fight where Monroe hangs in there but eventually is broken down for a late stoppage. Though I could see Golovkin too landing one of those left hooks to the liver (like in the Macklin fight) in the middle rounds that sinks Monroe down and out.