Golovkin: I Respect Monroe, He Wasn't Scared

By Carlos Boogs

Willie Monroe took some punishment last night at The Forum in Inglewood, but he earned the respect of WBA/IBO middleweight champion Gennady "GGG" Golovkin (30-0, 30KOs).

Golovkin dropped him hard twice in the second round and one final time in the sixth, where Monroe told the referee that he had enough. With the victory Golovkin gained his 20th consecutive knockout victory.

After Monroe got dropped twice in the second, he miraculously came on strong in the third and fourth round of the contest, landing several combinations to the head and body of Golovkin.

Eventually the power was too much and Monroe was overwhelmed as he got hurt really bad in the fifth and then taken out in the sixth. 

"He is a very good fighter. I respect him because he wasn't scared with me. I don't lose control. He was very good moving the last couple of rounds. If he stayed [still] it would be a different situation. For me he was always moving," Golovkin said. "I told him come on let's go, give a good performance for people, a big present. I respect him because he's not scared."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by mistermartin on 05-18-2015

I'm wondering at wut point WMJ didn't fight scared...That fight was his to win & he fought like a bi*ch the entire night. Wtf is GGG talking about??? WMJ gave a very poor account of himself IMO....foh

Comment by T.M.T on 05-17-2015

[QUOTE=OutClassed;15698502]GGG!!! props to fighters not scared! maybe he watched pac vs mayweather and got pissed of fighters that fight scared lol. Floydyots gonna be mad again. Sr:"You fight like you scared man!"[/QUOTE] Not at all. He fights like he got…

Comment by OutClassed on 05-17-2015

GGG!!! props to fighters not scared! maybe he watched pac vs mayweather and got pissed of fighters that fight scared lol. Floydyots gonna be mad again. Sr:"You fight like you scared man!"

Comment by BattleAxePurist on 05-17-2015

Kudos for the effort Mr. Monroe

Comment by masterpatric09 on 05-17-2015

[His destiny is to feel pain. Same as Algieri. Espn 2 fighters.Go back to ESPN 2

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