News | Sep 01 2016

Bad blood brewing on the Canelo Alvarez – Liam Smith undercard

"King" Gabriel Rosado and Willie Monroe trade insults on Golden Boy media call promoting Canelo Alvarez vs. Liam Smith
Canelo Alvarez
Canelo Alvarez  |  Tom Hogan/Hogan Photos/Golden Boy

TENSIONS ran high on a media conference call hosted by Golden Boy Promotions this week. The card that was initially scheduled to warm up the crowd for Canelo Alvarez and Liam Smith was substantially pared down after fights featuring Billy Joe Saunders and Luis Ortiz could not be secured.

In their place the event will feature a featherweight clash between undefeated red-hot prospect Joseph “JoJo” Diaz and Andrew Cancio, and a middleweight crossroads fight between “King” Gabriel Rosado and Willie “The Mongoose” Monroe.

Things between Rosado and Monroe got more than little heated during the call when the two fighters traded verbal jabs and took turns knocking each other’s resumes.