Gennady “GGG” Golovkin and Willie Monroe Jr. will square off Saturday night. | File photo: C.J. Tuttle/Sherdog.com
Saturday night’s main event on HBO will go off as planned, as both WBA middleweight champ Gennady Golovkin and challenger Willie Monroe Jr. made weight without a hitch on Friday.
The unbeaten Golovkin (32-0, 29 KOs) tipped the scales at 159 pounds while Monroe (19-1, 6 KOs) checked in at 160 pounds.
Not everything was as smooth for the WBC flyweight world championship co-feature, though. While champion Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez (42-0, 36 KOs) breezed in one pound under the 112-pound weight limit, challenger Edgar Sosa clocked in at 112.2 pounds. Sosa (51-8, 30 KOs) was given two hours to shed the extra few ounces in order to make the fight official.
Golovkin vs. Monroe Weigh-in Results
Gennady Golovkin (159) vs. Willie Monroe (160)
Roman Gonzalez (111) vs. Edgar Sosa (112.2)