It only been a matter of weeks since we saw Gennady Golovkin (32-0, 29) give a career changing beat down to Britain's Martin Murray but the active Kazakh has already announced his next professional contest. Sadly it won't be a big name, nor will it be against a man anyone sees even testing him, however it will be an interesting assignment for one of the sport's busiest world champions.
The announcement is that we will see Golvokin in the ring on May 16th when he will return to a Californian ring and face the once beaten American Willie Monroe Jr (19-1, 6).
This will be Golovkin's second fight in California, following his 2nd round KO victory over Marco Antonio Rubio last year, and it may not last much longer than his previous bout there.
For Monroe it's an opportunity to build on his current success which has seen him winning his last 9 bouts, claiming the 2014 "Boxcino" Middleweight crown and a pair of regional titles. It's however a huge step up for the American fighter and comes against a rampant "GGG" who has now stopped 19 in a row including world class fighter fighters like Murray, Rubio and Daniel Geale.
Unfortunately for Golovkin this isn't the career defining win many feel he needs, it is however a another bout as he continues to mow down the pretenders and contenders of the Middleweight division as he seeks a big fight. It's clear he's running out of B grade foes in the division and it's also fair to say the other champions are running out of opponents that haven't been battered by Golovkin.
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