Gennady “GGG” Golovkin returns to the ring this Saturday to face his most important opponent to date, Willie Monroe Jr. That’s right, I said his most important opponent yet. This fight means a lot to Golovkin because to be honest, we need to see how smart he is. Monroe is a great test to find out.
Golovkin has made his victories look like a cakewalk and for the other guy, a sad sight to see. But most of the opponents we’ve seen him face have been chumps. Once the “GGG” craze (for the casual fans, you pronounce it ‘Triple G’) took off, I knew there would come a time when I would need to see him tested.
Truthfully speaking, I’m waiting for Golovkin to fight Andre Ward. ‘Til then, Monroe will do just fine. He has enough boxing skill to show us a glimpse of Golovokin’s boxing wit (or lack there of). An upset would be a career-defining victory for Monroe and boxing purists alike. If Golovokin wins and demonstrates more of his boxing IQ, fans will put even more confidence in him to beat top contenders.