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Video: Watch Gennady Golovkin knockout Willie Monroe Jr. on HBO

Gennady Golovkin has truly frightening power. There's no other word to describe it.

Last Saturday night's (May 16, 2015) opponent, Willie Monroe, Jr., felt that in the second round as a brutal left hook sent him to the ground inside The Forum in Inglewood, California. A continued fusillade of power punches, capped off by a left uppercut, put Monroe down a second time just seconds later.

Impressively, however, the American managed to not only survive the round but begin landing his fair share of quality punches. Golovkin (33-0, 30 KO) found himself outlanded in the fourth round, a rare occurrence, and ate his fair share of body shots and clean jabs from the slick southpaw.

The thing is, Monroe (19-2, 6 KO) is not known for his power.

Golovkin is.

Early in the sixth round, a right hand to the temple buckled Monroe's legs. Golovkin poured on the punishment, eventually forcing Monroe to his knees. Monroe managed to rise to his feet a third time, but informed the referee that he was unable to continue, a rather laudable act of self-preservation.

Take a look:

Golovkin has now knocked out 20 straight opponents, an incredible streak that's cemented him as one of the must-watch fighters of this boxing generation. With few elites in the middleweight division willing to face him, the spotlight shines on Andre Ward, a fellow unbeaten Olympian held back by his terribly inconsistent schedule. Golovkin vs. Ward would be a terrific clash of styles, while a match up with Mexican superstar "Canelo" Alvarez would be guaranteed fireworks.

No matter who he faces, though, I will be eagerly anticipating his return to the ring.

Impressive as Golovkin was, flyweight kingpin Roman Gonzalez stole the show in the evening's opening bout with a brutally efficient demolition of skilled veteran Edgar Sosa. Gonzalez (43-0, 37 KO) almost literally walked through Sosa, marching forward with devastatingly accurate power punches that sent Sosa (51-9, 30 KO) to the mat three times in the second round before the referee mercifully ended it. In total, he landed 72 power punches to Sosa's 14.

Watch it:

He may be small, but he is a talent like few others and I sincerely hope we get to see more of him in the near future.

For quick results and round-by-round coverage of last night's proceedings on HBO Boxing click here.

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