When will Gennady Golovkin get the fight he wants?  Did his 20th consecutive knockout help his cause or hurt it?  It is my opinion that the elite fighters have been dodging this fight, because its too much risk and not enough reward.  Golovkin has been moved up to number four on TheRing Magazines’ pound for pound list, and rightfully so.  On saturday night he improved to 33-0 with 30 KO’s, 20 of which are consecutive.

After getting pounded for the first 2 rounds of the fight, and getting knocked down 3 times, Momnroe settled in nicely in the 3rd and 4th, and just went back to doing what he does best, boxing from the outside.  Monroe did impress by landing a few nice shot on Golovkin and maybe even winning a couple of rounds.  It seemed to slow Golovkin down a bit, but “GGG” ultimately decided that Monroe could not hurt him.  This is when Golovkin decided to be Golovkin.  He started walking Monroe down and trapping him.  He started landing big shots with both hands once again, and ultimately, it was just too much for young Willie Monroe Jr.  In the 6th round, Monroe went down again, and when asked if he wanted to to continue, his answer was no.  It goes down as a TKO victory for Gennady Golovkin and it marks his 20th consecutive KO victory.  Monroe falls to 19-2 (6 KO’s) while “GGG improves to 33-0 (30 KO’s).

After the fight Golovkin was asked about the potential Canelo and Cotto fights.  Max Kellerman told him that Canelo would like to fight him sometime in the future.  Golovkins’ response was:  “not in the future, NOW!”  Golovkin says he’s ready to fight anyone at anytime, and I believe him.  He said he wants Canelo first, then Cotto right after, and in the future Andre Ward.  The elite fight was been very elusive for “GGG”.  Peter Quillin vacated a title to avoid fighting him, Julio Cesar Chavez Jr said he would bet 2 million dollars that he would knock out Golovkin, and then took a fight against Fonfara (in which he was knocked out).  Miguel Cotto is fighting Daniel Geale (who Golovkin knocked out).  Sergio Martinez seems like he’s got nothing left, so he’s completely out of the question.  Canelo Alvarez is Dealing with the Miguel Cotto saga, so who is left?  I don’t see Golovkin getting the elite fight just yet.  I see a unification bout against the current WBO Middleweight champion Andy Lee, and then something bigger down the line.  Golovkin is 33 years old, so he doesn’t have all the time in the world, so hopefully someone will take the chance and fight him soon.

Chocolatito Dominates

Roman Gonzalez made his HBO debut on saturday right before the Golovkin fight, and boy did he make an impact.  Edgar Sosa was on the receiving end of the tremendous power held by this impressive Flyweight.  I have never seen power like this from a man that weight 112 pounds.  Sosa, who was a former champion, and defended successfully 10 times, was no match for Chocolatito.  This fight was a total blow out, and ended in a second round TKO.  Roman Gonzalez has also been moved up on the pound for pound list.  He is currently rated #2 in the world behind Floyd Mayweather, with a record of 43-0 (37 KO’s).

-David Jukic, INSIDE RINGSIDE

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