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title Golovkin stops Monroe; Gonzalez destroys Sosa

1-vlcsnap-2015-05-17-05h04m08s8By Jim Dower: IBO/WBA middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (33-0, 30 KOs) knocked challenger Willie Monroe Jr. (19-2, 6 KOs) out in the 6th round on Saturday night after Monroe quit after a knockdown at the on Saturday night at The Forum in Inglewood, California. This victory for Golovkin gives him his 20th consecutive knockout. Monroe had said there was no way he was going to get knocked out in this fight, but unfortunately he couldn’t back up his words.

Golovkin knocked Monroe down three times in the fight. He dropped Monroe twice in the 2nd round and once in the 6th. Monroe barely made it up to beat the count in the 6th round. However, when asked by referee Jack Reiss if he wanted to continue, Monroe said “I’m done.” The ending was kind of anti-climatic because Monroe should have at least tried to continue fighting, but it didn’t look like he had the heart to take another big left hook from Golovkin after eating some tremendous lefts in the 6th. Read the rest of this entry »



title Golovkin-Monroe purses: GGG $1.5M, Monroe $100K

By Dan Ambrose: We recently saw the “Fight of the Century” between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao with both fighters getting well over $100 million each. On the flipside, tonight we’ll be seeing two fighters getting much less than that in IBO/WBA middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (32-0, 29 KOs) in his fight against challenger Willie Monroe Jr. (19-1, 6 KOs) at The Forum in Inglewood, California.

Despite being seen as the best fighter in the 160 pound division, Golovkin will be getting just $1.5 million for his 12 round fight. Monroe, 28, will be getting far less at $100,000. Read the rest of this entry »



title Monroe: People will be surprised how I hit Golovkin

1-Golovkin (9)By Jim Dower: 28-year-old challenger Willie Monroe Jr. (19-1, 6 KOs) expects to open a lot of eyes with the way that he performs tonight against IBO/WBA middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (32-0, 29 KOs) tonight in their fight on HBO.

Monroe feels that he’s going to surprise boxing fans with the way that he’s able to nail Golovkin with shots. The Kazakhstan fighter usually doesn’t get hit too often in his fights due to his sound defense, and his ability to land crushing counter shots. Read the rest of this entry »



title Pacquiao: I’m not a sore loser; I just want to tell the truth

pac009By Chris Williams: Recently, Floyd Mayweather Jr. deemed that Filipino fighter Manny Pacquiao is a “sore loser” due to him insisting that he should have been given the decision in their fight on May 2nd of this month. Mayweather further was disgusted by Pacquiao’s injury excuse that he revealed after their fight in which Pacquiao said that he came into their “Fight of the Century” with a bad shoulder injury. Read the rest of this entry »



title Canelo to challenge Mayweather for September 12th Mexican Independence Day date

By Dan Ambrose: Former WBA/WBC junior middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (45-1-1, 32 KOs) plans on challenging boxing’s No.1 pay-per-view attraction Floyd Mayweather Jr. (48-0, 26 KOs) for the Mexican Independence Day date on September 12th, according to his manager/coach Eddy Reynoso.

They don’t have an opponent picked out yet for the 24-year-old Canelo, but Lucas Matthysse and Miguel Cotto are two of the possibilities. Matthysse fights at 140, whereas Canelo is basically a middleweight due to him fighting at 155 recently in the middleweight division, but against junior middleweights. Read the rest of this entry »



title Makabu stops Mchunu in 11th round!

By Jim Dower: #1 WBC, #7 IBF, #12 WBO cruiserweight contender Thabiso Mchunu (16-2, 10 KOs) saw his title hopes crushed tonight with his 11th round knockout defeat against KO artist #4 WBA, #5 WBO Ilunga Makabu (19-1, 18 KOs) at the International Convention Centre, Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Read the rest of this entry »



title Golovkin’s reason for fighting Monroe: “I want to show everybody I can beat any style”

By Dan Ambrose: A lot of fans don’t quite understand why IBO/WBA middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (32-0, 29 KOs) is facing #2 WBA Willie Monroe (19-1, 6 KOs) tonight in their fight on HBO at the Forum in Inglewood, California. It’s an unusual choice of an opponent for Golovkin because it’s an optional defense for him, and he could fight almost anyone with a more entertaining fighting style.

Monroe fights in a style that is similar to Floyd Mayweather Jr., only he doesn’t have Mayweather’s hand speed, pinpoint accuracy and excellent defense. But Golovkin says the reason why he wants to fight the southpaw Monroe is because he wants to prove that he can beat his style. Read the rest of this entry »



title Atlas: Let’s not mistake Canelo for Marvin Hagler

By Dan Ambrose: Since his 3rd round stoppage win over an over-matched and badly rusty James Kirkland (32-2, 28 KOs) in their fight this month, former WBA/WBC junior middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (45-1-1, 32 KOs) has been crowned as boxing’s next superstar fighter by many of his fans. But one person who isn’t ready to give the 24-year-old Mexican fighter the keys to the kingdom is ESPN commentator Teddy Atlas.

Atlas feels what the red-headed Canelo accomplished wasn’t that big of a deal because of how flawed a fighter that Kirkland was going into the fight. Atlas thinks that Kirkland was the prefect guy to make Canelo look good due to Kirkland’s poor defensive skills, and his fragile chin. Read the rest of this entry »



title Andre Dirrell vs. James DeGale next Saturday on PBS on May 23rd

dirrell445By Scott Gilfoid: We’re now just one week away from seeing #2 IBF Andre Dirrell (24-1, 16 KOs) and Britain’s #1 IBF James DeGale (20-1, 14 KOs) square off on May 23rd for the vacant IBF 168lb strap on NBC on Premier Boxing Champions from the Agganis Arena, in Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

Dirrell sees DeGale as a decent fighter, but he sees a lot of flaws in his game that he’ll be able to exploit next Saturday. Dirrell didn’t specifically mention it but he had to have noticed DeGale’s flat-footed fighting style and his lack of hand speed. Dirrell notes that DeGale likes to switch stances during his fights. Read the rest of this entry »



title Broner: Porter has never been in the ring with someone like me

broner3689By Scott Gilfoid: #2 WBA, #3 WBC, #6 IBF light welterweight contender Adrien Broner (30-1, 22 KOs) expects to beat former IBF welterweight champion Shawn Porter (25-1-1, 16 KOs) next month when the two of them face off on June 20th on NBC Sports on Premier Boxing Champions from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Also on the card is light welterweight Rances Barthelemy facing Antonio DeMarco, and welterweight Errol Spence Jr. battling Roberto Garcia in a 10 round bout.

“I’ve never lost at MGM Grand and I don’t plan on starting now. Porter is a strong guy but he’s never been in the ring with someone like me,” Broner said via ESPN.com. Read the rest of this entry »



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