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."