Middleweight contender, Willie Monroe Jr, is feeling very confident in camp as he prepares for his showdown with WBC Interim Middleweight Champion, Jermall Charlo, on December 22 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.
“Everything in camp right now is on point and moving forward,” said Monroe. “We’re getting the work we need each day. We know how to run a camp smoothly. If I can’t tell anything is wrong, then it’s going great.”
Monroe, who has competed in two world title contests, against both Gennady Golovkin and Billy Joe Saunders, is keen to square off against Charlo and prove he belongs at the top of the 160lb division.
“I’ve always watched Jermall’s fights because I have an eye on anyone around my weight class,” said Monroe. “Over the last year or so I’ve started to think I’m really going to get this fight and I’m excited about it coming to fruition on December 22.
“He’s considered one of the top middleweights, and it makes this a great match. This time I’m going to have a full training camp like I didn’t get to have for Golovkin and Saunders and it’s going to help me.”
Although not known as a power puncher, Monroe feels his additional boxing skills will prove invaluable against Charlo.
“We’re both at the top of the division, and you don’t get this far without having a lot of physical ability,” said Monroe. “This fight isn’t about who’s the fastest and strongest though; it’s about how we’re going to execute. I’m not focused on who hits harder but who hits smarter. That’s always going to determine who wins a boxing match.
“Boxing is about intelligence first, and everything follows after that. Will I be able to execute and make Jermall uncomfortable? We’ll see what happens on fight night. I’m going to be ready though. I’m in my stable now, and I’m ready to come flying out of the gate on December 22.”