Individuals feigned exacerbation when Willie Monroe Jr. disclosed to them that Andre Ward would stop Sergey Kovalev in their rematch a month ago.
Ward for sure crushed Kovalev by eighth-round TKO June 17 at Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas.
The middleweight contender has another disliked expectation for Canelo-GGG PPV next headliner. Monroe thinks Canelo Alvarez will stop Gennady Golovkin when they square off September 16 in Las Vegas.
Monroe made the forecast to Box Nation, which talked with him Monday following a public interview to formally declare his own middleweight title battle against England's Billy Joe Saunders on September 16. The Rochester, New York, local is extremely comfortable with Golovkin (37-0, 33 KOs), who ceased Monroe in the 6th round of their May 2015 battle in Inglewood, California, and separated why he feels Alvarez (49-1-1, 34 KOs) is so suited to prevail against the Kazakh knockout craftsman that same night at T-Mobile Arena.
In the wake of telling a Box Nation commentator, "I'm going to run with Canelo," Monroe affirmed that he generally trusted Mexico's Alvarez would stop Golovkin on the off chance that they battled.
"It's amusing," Monroe said. "Directly after I battled Golovkin, 15 minutes after I escaped the ring, they stated, 'Who do you think will win out of Canelo and Golovkin?' I stated, 'I think Canelo would win.' Everybody stated, 'Aw, you're being a sore failure.' I stated, 'How might I be a sore washout? I just escaped the ring 15 minutes prior. Despite everything i'm getting my resources together.' "
In spite of losing to the IBF/IBO/WBA/WBC middleweight champion, Monroe saw defects and propensities in Golovkin's diversion that make him certain Alvarez will win by knockout.
"When I battled Golovkin, in rounds three, four and five, where I completed my best work at, was within," Monroe clarified. "Also, I discovered that Golovkin is a mid-go contender. In case you're too far from him, he's simply going to walk you down and endeavor to remove the ring. In case you're excessively near him, he can't get off. When you're ideal in his wheelhouse, appropriate in his energy, that is the place he can be truly hazardous. That is the place he is perilous at.
"What's more, with Canelo, I think the main style that beats Canelo is legs. You need to have legs. Canelo has extraordinary abdominal area development, great inside work, great counter-puncher, however his feet aren't quick. So the things that give Canelo issues are contenders with great feet. Nothing else truly gives Canelo issues. Furthermore, when I say great feet, I'm not simply looking at removing the ring like Golovkin does, in light of the fact that Canelo's not going to be moving. Canelo needs you to come to him, so he can counter. Also, Canelo's speedier than Golovkin. So by and by, I think Canelo stops him in nine or 10."
The 30-year-old Monroe (21-2, 6 KOs) will meet Manchester's Saunders (24-0, 12 KOs) in a 12-round battle for Saunders' WBO middleweight title September 16 at Copper Box Arena in London.