GGG Drama in LA
GGG promises big drama show on Saturday
By Igor Frank
LA fight fans are buzzing with anticipation for the next big drama show. Gennady Gennadievich Golovkin(32-0,29KO’) also known as GGG is scheduled to face Willie Monroe Jr.(19-1,6KO’S)on May 16th, 2015 at the Great Western Forum in Inglewood, California. HBO will televise.
“A couple of weeks before the fight and I'm ready, I feel good,” said Golovkin during a telephone conference earlier last week:”Hopefully, Willie will be ready to fight because we'll have a strong fight and a good performance for the fans. I promise a big drama show.”
How much of a drama show should fans expect? According to “Odds Shark”, an online wagering site, Golovkin is 100 to one favorite to beat Monroe Jr. To put this in perspective Mike Tyson was 40 to one favorite when Buster Douglas pulled off one of the biggest upsets in boxing history. What are the chances Willie Monroe pulls off an upset? If you ask, most pundits will tell you: “Slim to none”. So why fight him?
“I want to fight a southpaw because I want to show everybody that I can beat any style, it doesn't matter,” said Golovkin who knocked out the last nineteen of his opponents:”Anybody, strong guy, tall guy, short guy, just anybody. I'm very anxious. This is a big test for me. I remember a lot of fighters, like Canelo, Cotto, and a lot of great champions have problems with southpaws. So why not test myself.”
Fans would like to see GGG to get tested as well; perhaps against the likes of Canelo Alvarez or Miguel Cotto.
“I hope for a big fight with Miguel because he has the WBC title,” said Golovkin, 33:” I have the WBC interim belt, and of course I want a unification fight with Andy Lee. I think he's ready and, of course, my dream fight is against Floyd.”
I would be shocked if Gennady’s dream fight with Floyd Mayweather ever materialized and at least for now Miguel Cotto has a fight scheduled with Daniel Geale for June and then a possible showdown with Canelo Alvarez should they both win their respective bouts. The only viable opponent from that list would be Andy Lee who brings WBO middleweight title to the table. Golovkin who holds IBO and WBA belts interim WBC crown could meet Lee later on this year in a unification middleweight contest.
“Yes. I want to fight to unify the titles,” confirmed Golovkin:” For me, it's very important who is number one; who's best in the world in the middleweight division. Right now, my focus is on 160. My goal is to hold all the belts.”
Not being able to secure a big name opponent, Golovkin’s promoter Tom Loefler has set a brisk pace for his charge: four fights per year.
“It doesn't matter how many fights per year,” Golovkin said:” five, six, I remember, like Chavez Sr., a lot of great champions, every second month he had a big fight. For me, right now I'm ready for big fight, I'm ready. I know I have just maybe couple years, maybe three years, maybe four years, I'm ready for six fights per year. I'm ready for anybody.”
Don’t miss big drama show on May 16th at the Fabulous Forum.
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