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Golovkin, Monroe make weight, Sosa needs two attempts for Gonzalez clash (photos)

Hilmar Rojas / Phil D Jay 16/05/2015

No surprises at the weigh-in of the World Boxing Association and IBO middleweight title fight at 160 lbs as Gennady Golovkin and his challenger Willie Monroe Jr. made the limit in California, United States.

The first to step onto the scale was Monroe Jr. stopping it at 160 lbs. The champion, defending his title for the fourteenth time, then made 159lbs.

The officials appointed for the California State Athletic Commission were Jack Reiss as the referee, and the judges Adelaide Bird, Steve Weisfeld and Patt Russel. The WBA supervisor will be Gilberto Jesus Mendoza.

In the WBC flyweight title bout which is co-featuring at The Forum, Roman Gonzalez eased to 111lbs on the scales, whilst challenger Edgar Sosa came in at 112.2lbs. Sosa came back after a short time away to reach the 112lb limit and the fight goes ahead as planned.

Tickets for May 16-Golovkin vs Monroe are, priced at $300, $200, $100, $60 and $30, are now on-sale through Ticketmaster (Ticketmaster.com, 1-800-745-3000) and the Forum Box Office (Monday-Friday at 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.)

GOLOVKIN vs. MONROE is presented by K2 Promotions and GGG Promotions in association with Banner Promotions and the Forum.

Co-featured on the telecast is an outstanding Junior Flyweight matchup between World Boxing Council Champion ROMAN “Chocolatito” GONZALEZ and #2 ranked challenger and former world champion EDGAR SOSA.

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