By Ray Flores
May 13, 2015
Willie “The Mongoose” Monroe Jr. on his greatest challenge when he faces the most feared fighter in boxing, Gennady Glolovkin in this Saturday’s HBO event at the Great Western Forum in Los Angeles, Ca.
Monroe who has a record of 19 (KO’s 6), 1 loss and hopes to dethrone the man from Kazakhstan, will be toe to toe with the gentleman Gennady Glolovkin who enters the ring with a record of 32 wins (29 KO’s), 0 losses.
On January 16th of this year Monroe won a 10 round victory with a UD over Brian Vera at the Turning Stone Resort and Casino, Verona, New York and hopes to capitalize on the win by defeating GGG on Saturday. Monroe’s only loss on record was to Darnell Boone March 29, 2011 in a split decision upsetting an unbroken Monroe record at that time at the BB King Blues Club & Grill New York, New York.
Monroe’s only defeat was at the hands of Darnell Boone. Boone defeated Monroe by forcing him to go on the defensive and pummeling him on the ropes and eventually landing a hard right to the head of Monroe in the later rounds knocking him down and resulting in Monroe taking an eight count. If Monroe. No doubt, GGG will be putting on the pressure and the real question is can Monroe handle it?
Gennady, who is probably the most feared fighter in boxing, and is without question the favored fighter. He never ducks a fighter and takes on anyone gutsy enough to get in the ring with him. Which is probably why he has real problems getting opponents. He is a stand up fighter, never mean mouths his opponents and shows them the respect they deserve which is very refreshing in todays boxing environment. He is a credit to himself and his profession, he is a role model for the young and some one to emulate in and out of boxing
Monroe will have his hands full, he is not to be underrated. Boxing has had a lot of surprises and upsets in the past and Monroe realizes that he is possibly in for the fight of his life. Willie has the potential to put on a great fight, it’s no doubt in the blood. The heart of a warrior, he sees a real opportunity and a shot at fame and fortune. It will no doubt be an action packed fight. Will it go the distance? We shall see.