Another One Bites the Dust: Gennady Golovkin and Roman Gonzalez Seek and Destroy
In what seemed like another day at the office Gennady Golovkin toppled Willie Monroe Jr. and Roman Gonzalez cut down Edgar Sosa. The crowd favorite Golovkin (33-0 30 kos) in front of a packed house at the Forum in Inglewood, California went six rounds with Willie Monroe who came out trying to outbox GGG, but he had to go to plan B which was just stand in and fight.
Golovkin obviously the bigger puncher of the two chopped him down, however Monroe Jr. put forth a valiant effort until his legs gave out on him and he was not able to continue. Golovkin was able to cut the ring off early and walk down Monroe putting him on the canvas twice in the second round. Willie Monroe Jr. (19-2 6 kos) survived the second round and boxed. He actually did okay, as Golovkin got in some rounds and took a few shot to give his own.
GGG finished Monroe off in the sixth to improve his knockout streak to 20 in a row and raise his knockout percentage to 91%. Did this performance by Golovkin open the door for a top Middleweight challenger to step up to fight GGG? I can’t call it time will tell, but at 33 years of age he needs fights now, and Miguel Cotto and Canelo Alvarez seem like the most notable opponents at this present time. Say what you want but Golovkin keeps knocking down what they put in front of him like you are suppose to and the fans love it.
WBC Flyweight champion Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez (43-0 37 kos) entered the ring like a tornado and tore through the veteran Edgar Sosa (51-9 30 kos) from the opening bell. Gonzalez wasted no time in dismantling Sosa who looked overwhelmed from the get go. “Chocolatito” threw every punch in the book and landed just about anything and everything he wanted. Gonzalez knocked Sosa down three times in the second round as referee Raul Caiz waved it off. The fighting spirit of Alexis Arguello was definitely present within “Chocolatito” in style and aggressiveness. Gonzalez has a 9 fight knockout streak of his own. Who s next for Gonzalez? Will it be a rematch with Juan Francisco Estrada? That is a fight I would watch again.
Gennady Golovkin and Roman Gonzalez put on an aggressive showing for the fans to enjoy. The question is who will be next for both men?