If you were in attendance at The Forum tonight, or had your television dial set to Home Box Office, you were treated to another ultraviolent showing from Gennady “GGG” Golovkin. When it was all said and done, the undefeated Kazakh found himself in a familiar situation; a microphone stuck in his face with another name added to his list of victims.
Golovkin was able to drop his opponent, the formidable Willie Monroe Jr, twice in the second round en route to what would be the eventual and inevitable outcome – another victory by way of T(KO) in the 6th. Monroe was able to not only survive Golovkin’s onslaught, he even steal a round in the process. So, how’d he pull it off. Golovkin explained.
According to Golovkin, this was his present to the fans. First off, he “shows him [his opponent] who is number one,” GGG told Max Kellerman in his post-fight interview. Second, he “gives him a chance,” then he closes the big drama show. This was his “big present” to the fans in attendance.
Golovkin landed 133 of his 297 attempted strikes while he “let” his opponent hit him just 87 times out of 305 attempts before putting him in such a bad state that he would decide to call it a night when asked if he was able to continue.
When asked about who he’d like to fight next, Golovkin made it clear that he is ready for that big name right now. With 20 consecutive KO’s under his belt and three middleweight titles to his credit – it’s beyond time.
Will it be Canelo? Maybe it’ll be Miguel Cotto after he likely handles Daniel Geale on June 6th in Brooklyn? Check the video below to hear it from the champs mouth.
— HBOboxing (@HBOboxing) May 17, 2015