Gennady Golovkin Vs Willie Munroe Jr – Preview and Prediction


Gennady Golovkin Vs Willie Munroe Jr 

Preview and Prediction

Gennady Golovkin looks to increase his 90% knockout ratio while defending his WBA, IBO and WBC middleweight belts against Willie Munroe Jr in California this weekend, the bout will be shown live in the UK on Boxnation, from 2 am Sunday morning.



Gennady Golovkin is highly regarded as one of the most dangerous men in the sport right now, a stand out amateur and Olympic silver medallist, since turning professional in 2006 Golovkin has amassed an unbeaten record of 32 wins complimented with a 90% KO ratio.

Golovkin has propelled himself into a top 10 pound for pound argument, and to the top of the middleweight division, a division that can no longer serve him up any competition. Golovkin will either need to move down to 154 for a super fight with Canelo Alvarez or move up to 168 to really test himself.

In his last fight he dominated the brave and courageous Martin Murray who very nearly took Golovkin the distance and did ask some questions, however Golovkin was never really troubled and you could make a case for Murray being the 2nd best middleweight in the world right now.

If Golovkin lost to Willie Munroe Jr this weekend it would be by far the biggest upset this year, but in all honesty that probably isn’t going to happen.



Willie Munroe Jr certainly isn’t short of confidence, or bravery for that matter, however he is still quite an unknown quantity and this will be his first fight on a real world level stage. This is a massive step up in competition for the American.

Technically Willie Munroe is a good fighter, he moves off the back foot well and throws crisp and accurate punchers, but the level of competition he has faced to date has been quite modest, with Bryan Vera and Brandon Adams possibly the best fighters he has fought.

Munroe does have one loss on his record, a 2011 loss to spoiler Darnell Boone, but it is clear to see he has improved since then.

This is a mammoth task ahead for Munroe and he does have some tools at his disposal but fighting off the back foot and out boxing a one dimensional Bryan Vera is completely different to being head hunted by Gennady Golovkin.


This looks more like a stay busy fight for Golovkin and while Munroe is a tidy fighter, for me he isn’t any where near the level or class of a Gennady Golovkin.

Munroe will likely start off on the back foot and he will stay there, at least until Gennady Golovkin finds him and my guess is it wont be too long before he does. Munroe can be illusive but he has never fought an offense like Golovkin’s before and at some point Golovkin is going to get to him.

I believe this could be another demolition job by Golovkin and I expect him to have Munroe out of there somewhere in the first half of this fight, 888 sport have under 3.5 rounds at 11/4 and that looks the value bet in this fight for me, it could be tight but it’s a very generous price and well worth a play.


£20 on under 3.5 rounds 11/4 888 Sport