The World Boxing Council hereby informs that boxer Willie Monroe Jr, who will fight Gennady Golovkin on May 16 at The Forum in Los Angeles, has notified via his promoter Art Pelullo from Banner Promotions that he will not comply with the WBC safety requirements for the bout.
Consequently, Monroe will not compete for the WBC interim championship in possession of Gennady Golovkin and in the case of a victory, will not be the mandatory opponent for Miguel Cotto’s full championship.
Monroe Jr. will not adhere to the safety 30-day weigh-in or the seven-day weigh-in and will not present the mandatory thorough medical examinations as required by the WBC.
It is truly regrettable that Monroe has taken that decision, although it is certain that the WBC will cover him with life insurance and medical expenses benefit as if he was fighting in a WBC championship bout.
The WBC is very proud of our champion Gennady Golovkin and wish both fighters the best of luck in what is an important fight returning to the great traditional forum in Los Angeles.