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Trainer Tony Morgan discusses Golovkin-Monroe, Mayweather-Golovkin

Tony Morgan talks to Ellie Seckbach about what happened in the GGG-Monroe fight, and the remote possibility of Mayweather-Golovkin.

Tony Morgan, trainer for Willie Monroe Jr, caught up with reporters after GGG-Monroe to discuss what he saw during the fight. Tony went on to say that although they had their moments, GGG was just the better man that night (and probably any other night, if you ask me). He also says that Willie Monroe Jr. is still young (28) and that they still have time to go back to the drawing board to improve his game.

Morgan was then asked about his thoughts on a potential Mayweather-Golovkin bout and, as should be expected, he stated that it's not a great choice for Floyd simply due to the size differential. I, myself, have heard all about the "dare to be great" arguments as to why Floyd should take the fight, but let's be serious, they really aren't close to the same size. Gennady cuts weight to make 160, and Floyd barely scrapes 154 just walking around. They are very clearly at least two weight classes apart, and to be completely honest, Gennady probably just walks right through most of Floyd's punches. That being the case, if they were to ever fight, Floyd would assuredly fight to simply outbox Gennady and nothing more...and then fans would inevitably complain it was a boring fight (unless Floyd gets caught and decapitated).

As for my two-cents on the Golovkin-Monroe fight, I thought Gennady was great (for the most part) and recaptured his supreme ability to cut off the ring that seemed to slip during the last Martin Murray fight. I also noticed that Gennady is becoming enamored with the limelight and is increasingly comfortable showing more personality on camera. This is great for his brand!

The one thing I don't really love is what he showed in the third or fourth round when he seemingly let Monroe tee off on him with little-to-no defense. Max Kellerman, in a rather lengthy question, specifically asked if Gennady lets opponents back into fights and hit him on purpose, which he conceded (though I'm not sure he completely understood the question by how he answered, but I could be wrong). I never think it's a good idea to purposely allow your opponents hit you under any circumstances, and even Abel Sanchez remarked to Gennady at one point that he didn't need to take punches to show his toughness. If this becomes a habit for him, because he's playing to the crowd and wanting to build the drama, he's eventually going to get unnecessarily hurt. Gennady left the ring with a couple of mouses under his eyes and some abrasions that he really didn't have to endure. But for now, Big Drama Show continues...