After knocking Dominic Wade out, Gennady Golovkin wants his belt, and he doesn’t care who wins between Canelo Alvarez and Amir Khan.
Golovkin made a successful defense of his middleweight titles by demolishing undefeated challenger Wade in two rounds of their title fight at the Forum in Inglewood, California.
Golovkin (35-0, 32 KOs) scored knockdown in Round 1 with a left uppercut followed by a right hook to the shoulder that pushed down Wade to the canvas.
Wade (18-1, 12 KOs) was able to get up and convinced referee Jack Reiss to continue. It was just also in time that the bell sounded to end the round, and he was save by the bell.
In the second round, Golovkin sensing that Wade had very limited to offer in terms of power, steps up a little bit more of his offense. He’s picking his punches and head hunting Wade with power shots.
Wade down again from another Golovkin shot, which he was able to get up. Reiss repeatedly ask question if he wanted to continue and he did continue. A huge left hook from Golovkin landed to the head of Wade. Boom! Down Wade went again!
Wade obviously hurt and the look of his face says it all. He’s done. Reiss finished the count of ten and Wade still not on his feet.
The official time of the stoppage 2:37 in Round 2.
The knockout streak continued tonight, with Golovkin winning inside the distance for 22 consecutive, 17 consecutive stoppages in title defenses.