Willie Monroe (age 20) was a orthodox boxer with a record of 39 wins, 10 losses, 1 draws. Starting his career on November 1969 at age 20, Willie Monroe fought 50 times over 11 years as a pro. Monroe's longest KO streak is 13 fights long out of his 50 career fights.
Monroe didn't take long to get comfortable in the pro game, becoming the first person to stop Vince Neratka (a 4 fight pro) via KO in the 1st round. Monroe continued his mostly successful career with numerous fights following his debut against boxers including Alvin Phillips, Willie Warren and Santiago Rosa. Fights included fighting 2 times in 1969, 11 times in 1970 and 12 times through 1971, 1972 and 1973.
Monroe went into his next fight against Nessim max Cohen on March 27th, 1972 with a career record of 19 wins. Monroe's technical boxing ability was put to the test as he got outpointed in the 10 round fight against the better man. Cohen gave Monroe his first professional loss of his 20 fight career to date. Monroe's win streak of 19 rose to 33 following 14 wins against boxers such as Jose Gonzalez, Marvin Hagler, Eugene Hart and 11 others.
Monroe's career took a knock with a loss against David Love on August 16th, 1976 taking his record to 33-4-1. Being outclassed early, Monroe struggled to get going in this 10 round fight and received the first stoppage defeat of his career at the hands of Love. The fight went 4 rounds before ending via a TKO defeat.
Angel robinson Garcia was the next fight for Monroe on December 3rd, 1976 and also his next career win. The win against Garcia came in the 7th round of a 10 round fight via TKO. Monroe was the 3rd person to stop Garcia. Monroe's wins continued and went from 34 wins to 35 after he then defeated Lenny Harden.
Monroe lost to Marvin Hagler in his next fight. Taking place on February 15th, 1977, Monroe's career record after this fight stood at 35-5-1. Monroe was beaten by Marvin Hagler in the 12th round. Monroe had only ever been stopped 2 times previously in his career.
Monroe went into his next career fight with a record of 38-9-1 and took this to 39 wins with a win against Jimmy Mcclain on July 28th, 1980. Showing his class against Mcclain, Monroe was the 3rd person to go the distance with this opponent.
Taking another knock in his career, Monroe fought Willie Edwards on October 24th, 1981 and was defeated by Edwards. This turned out to be Monroe's last career fight, bringing Monroe's 50 fight career to an end on November 19th, 2018. Edwards was too much for Monroe and became the 4th person to stop him.