Willie Monroe jr started off his pro career aged 21 and currently has a record of 21-3-0. Monroe jr now looks to build on the experience gained in his first 24 fights. Monroe jr's longest KO streak is 2 fights long out of his 24 pro career fights.
A calm Monroe jr made the statement he was hoping for in a 4 round fight against Erix Quinteros. Claiming the only stoppage defeat of Quinteros's career in round 3 of the fight via TKO. Following on from his debut, Monroe jr continued his mostly successful career by fighting in a further 12 fights. In this time he fought Ibahiem King, Troy Artis and Mickey Scarborough to name just a few, fighting 4 times in 2008, 3 times in 2009 and 5 times through 2010, 2011 and 2012 in this period.
Taking the first knock of his career, Monroe jr fought Darnell Boone on March 29th, 2011 and was defeated by Boone. Monroe jr's technical boxing ability was put to the test as he got outpointed in the 8 round fight against the better man. Boone gave Monroe jr his first professional loss of his 11 fight career to date. 6 wins followed for Monroe jr including being the 6th person to go the distance with Miguel Alvarez, 9th person to stop Michael Walker (Round 1 TKO) and 5th person to defeat Donatas Bondorovas.
Monroe jr went into his next career fight with a record of 16-1-0 and took this to 17 wins with a win against Vitaliy Kopylenko on April 18th, 2014. A great showing of his boxing ability, Monroe jr became the first person to beat Vitaliy Kopylenko, beating him over the 8 round distance resulting in a UD victory.
On May 23rd, 2014, Monroe jr went into action again and beat Brandon Adams taking the winning record to 18 wins. A great showing of his boxing ability, Monroe jr became the first person to beat Brandon Adams, beating him over the 10 round distance resulting in a UD victory. Monroe jr then went on to win again against Brian Vera setting him up well for his next pro fight.
Taking a knock to his career, Monroe jr fought and was defeated by Gennady Golovkin on May 16th, 2015 taking his record to 19-2-0. Monroe jr's fight against Gennady Golovkin was Monroe jr's first stoppage defeat. This came via TKO in the 6th round of a 12 round fight. Monroe jr then went on to win again against John Thompson setting him up well for his next pro fight.
Pushing his career further, Monroe jr fought Gabriel Rosado on September 17th, 2016 adding to his winning record. Monroe jr secured the win over Rosado after the final bell via UD, resulting in Monroe jr being the 10th person to defeat Rosado.
The next defeat of Monroe jr's career came against Billy joe Saunders on September 16th, 2017. This took his career record to 21-3-0. Opponent Saunders fought well and proved he was technically superior to Monroe jr over the full 12 round fight. The fight came to a close after the final bell, Saunders the victor on the judges decision (UD), with Monroe jr left wondering where his career will go next.