Celebrity News: Willie Monroe first knew the power of Gennady Golovkin when he was knocked out by the Kazakh in 2015. Only six rounds were enough for Monroe to be knocked down several times and decide to leave the match.
Despite this tough experience, Monroe gives Canelo Alvarez a favor on GGG for his September 16 encounter at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
In an interview with Box Nation, Monroe assured that to defeat Canelo is occupied a light-footed boxer, whose mobility can cause problems for the Mexican. And he does not think that Golovkin has enough ability – especially at age 35 – to present that kind of fight.
Monroe has long seen Canelo favorite
“When I got out of the ring after fighting with Golovkin, they asked me who would win between him and Canelo. I said that I thought Canelo won and everyone said that I was a resentful loser. How could I be a resentful loser if I had fifteen minutes to get out of the ring, I was still regaining my faculties. ”
Golovkin, medium distance fighter
“When I fought Golovkin, I think I did my best job in the short distance. And I discovered that Golovkin is a middle distance fighter. If you are very far away, he will simply try to cut you off the ring, if you are very close to him, he can not throw the same combinations. When you are at your distance, it can be very dangerous there. ”
Legs to beat Canelo
“I think the only style that can beat Canelo is boxing with his legs. You have to have legs. Canelo has a great movement of his waist, great work in the short distance, very good kicker, but his feet are not fast. Then, Canelo is made difficult by fast foot fighters. Nothing else gives Canelo trouble. Canelo wants you to go to him to be able to counter-punch. And Canelo is faster than Golovkin, so I think Canelo stops him in the ninth or tenth round. ”
Willie Monroe returns to the ring on September 16, but not in Las Vegas but at the Copper Box Arena in London to challenge WBO middleweight champion, Billy Joe Saunders.
In a curious prognostication, Monroe was one of the few who dared to predict that Andre Ward would knock out Sergey Kovalev in his rematch fight last month.