The unified WBA, IBF, IBO, and WBC middleweight Kazakhstani champion, Gennady Golovkin, has yet again had a taste of victory, this time over the unbeaten Domonic Wade. Golovkin, 34 knocked down his opponent in an absolutely devastating manner.
Golovkin knocked down Wade thrice in a crushing, second-round knockout before the fight was finally called to a close. Golovkin’s record now comprises of 35 fights, 35 wins and 32 knockouts with the victory.
Golovkin (left) and Wade(right) amidst their face-off. Source: Mirror UK
Golovkin started with landing shots on Wade’s body and head followed by a power punch on Wade’s left ear before the first-round bell. In the second round, Wade did manage to land shots on Golovkin’s face but was decked again as Golovkin landed a hard left uppercut to his head followed by a power punch on the chest.
Wade barely managed to rise at the eight-count but was sent crashing down with a power punch to his jaw as referee Jack Reiss counted him out.
Proud Golovkin smiles at his victory. Source: Mirror UK
Los Angeles Times reports of the match as “By dealing Wade (18-1) his first defeat, stopping him with 23 seconds left in the second round, Golovkin posted his 22nd consecutive knockout and won his 16th straight WBA title fight — four shy of former middleweight champion Bernard Hopkins' record.”
"His power is real," Wade said. "It was more than I even expected. I was trying to get comfortable in there. Once he hits you, it makes it very difficult to get comfortable. I could have done one or two things a little differently in there, but he's a great champion, and he has everything you need to be a champion."
"I'm here now, and I'm here to stay." Exclaimed Golovkin, the winner.
"I feel great. I'm here now, and I'm here to stay. I'm not going anywhere. Give me my belt, give me my belt! Let's fight," said the victorious Golovkin, directing his comments towards Alvarez who’s all ready to have a face-off with Khan next month. If Alvarez is successful in defeating Khan, he is ought to face Golovkin next or he’s to be stripped since the two camps have already made a deal with the WBC.
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