Golovkin has been punching his way to stardom knocking out opponents here and there.
The undefeated Golovkin (32-0, 29 KO’s) will defend his middleweight titles against Willie Monroe Jr. on Saturday night at the Forum in Inglewood California on HBO Boxing.
He has a stunning record of 19 consecutive wins by way of knockouts. He’s been steamrolling contenders after contenders in the middleweight division. From Gabriel Rosado, to tough British MW contender Martin Murray, the Kazakh” good boyed” and laid them on the canvas for good. He whipped tough Mexican Marco Antonio Rubio to submission in two rounds making Rubio look like he dived on that fight.
Golovkin picked apart Daniele Geale, dropping several times before stopping in Round 3. Mathew Macklin perceived to be the toughest test for Golovkin at the buildup of the fight. But Golovkin stopped him in round three.
Heavy handed, Curtis Stevens a stiff test for Golovkin of how he’ll handle the power of similarly heavy handed opponent. Golovkin handled Stevens’s power. But Stevens can’t handle Golovkin’s power. Stevens retired in Round 8.
Too many tests, Golovkin pass them all with flying colors. I think he needs the final exams now. Golovkin, 33, needs it from a champion for the fight fans to know which level he is at right now.
We’ll what we have is Willie Monroe Jr. Does Monroe have the toughest test paper? I doubt. But he might bring one subject from the entire exams — craftiness aside from being a southpaw.
Monroe (19-0, 6 KO’s) has good amateur background. He has a slick southpaw style. He won ESPN’s Boxcino middleweight tournament and handled Brandon Vera with ease in January.
I think Golovkin’s tremendous pressure will overwhelm Monroe. Golovkin will come in not just moving forward. He’ll come in a systematic way that he’ll not get hit easy with counters. He has good footwork. He’ll come calm. He’ll come in not head first but fist first. Not just fist first but two heavy fists coming in like pistons pumping up a huge bulldozer machine. Golovkin wins by knockout in the late rounds.