Forum, Inglewood, United States
Belts on The Line
Tape rankings @ Middleweight
Who won Golovkin vs Monroe Jr?
Gennady Golovkin beat Willie Monroe Jr by technical knockout in the 6th round on Saturday 16th May 2015 at Forum in Inglewood.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Middleweight division, which meant the weight limit was 160 pounds (11.4 stone or 72.6 KG).
This contest was for the unified middleweight championship of the world, with the WBC & WBA belts on the line.
Golovkin vs Monroe Jr stats
Gennady Golovkin stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 32 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 29 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Willie Monroe Jr made his way to the ring with a record of 19 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, with 6 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Golovkin had a massive power advantage over Monroe Jr, boosting at 91% knock out percentage over Monroe Jr's 32%.
Gennady Golovkin was the older man by 5 years, at 40 years old.
Monroe Jr had 4-inch reach advantage.
Gennady Golovkin fought out of the orthodox stance, while Willie Monroe Jr was a southpaw.
Golovkin was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 12 more fights, and made his debut in 2006, 1 year and 10 months earlier than Monroe Jr, whose first professional fight was in 2008. He had fought 60 more professional rounds, 240 to Monroe Jr's 180.
Golovkin vs Monroe Jr form
Golovkin had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 3 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had defeated Ryota Murata on 9th April 2022 by technical knockout in the 9th round in their WBA Super World Middleweight and IBF World Middleweight championship fight at Super Arena, Saitama, Japan.
Previous to that, he had defeated Kamil Szeremeta on 18th December 2020 by technical knockout in the 7th round in their IBF World Middleweight championship fight at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Florida, United States.
Going into that contest, he had beat Sergiy Derevyanchenko on 5th October 2019 by unanimous decision in their IBF World Middleweight championship fight at Madison Square Garden, New York.
Before that, he had won against Steve Rolls on 8th June 2019 by knockout in the 4th round at Madison Square Garden, New York.
He had been beaten by Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez on 15th September 2018 by majority decision in their WBA Super World Middleweight, WBC World Middleweight and The Ring Middleweight championship fight at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.
Golovkin's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years and 16 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 9 months and 22 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 44 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 8.8 rounds on average.
Monroe Jr's last 2 fights had come over a period of 8 years, 4 months and 8 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 4 years, 2 months and 6 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 20 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 10 rounds on average.
What time did Golovkin vs Monroe Jr start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 6:00 PM EST / 3:00 PM PST at Forum, Inglewood, United States, which was around 11:00 PM BST in the UK.
What were the odds on Golovkin vs Monroe Jr?
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