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
Back in May 2015, 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 4 years, at 33 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
Gennady Golovkin had stopped all of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had defeated Martin Murray on 21st February 2015 by technical knockout in the 11th round in their WBA Super World Middleweight and WBC World Middleweight championship fight at Salle des Étoiles, Monte Carlo, Monaco.
Previous to that, he had defeated Marco Antonio Rubio on 18th October 2014 by knockout in the 2nd round in their WBA Super World Middleweight and WBC World Middleweight championship fight at StubHub Center, Carson, United States.
Going into that contest, he had beat Curtis Stevens on 2nd November 2013 by technical knockout in the 8th round in their WBA World Middleweight championship fight at Madison Square Garden, New York.
Before that, he had won against Matthew Macklin on 29th June 2013 by knockout in the 3rd round in their WBA World Middleweight championship fight at MGM Grand at Foxwoods Resort, Mashantucket.
He had beat Gabriel Rosado on 19th January 2013 by technical knockout in the 7th round in their WBA World Middleweight championship fight at Madison Square Garden Theater, New York.
Golovkin's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 3 months and 27 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 5 months and 18 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 31 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 6.2 rounds on average.
Monroe Jr's last 2 fights had come over a period of 11 months and 23 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 5 months and 28 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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