Rising boxing star Gennady Golovkin earned a knockout win over mandatory challenger Dominic Wade on Saturday night (April 23) at The Forum in Inglewood, CA, the 22nd consecutive KO of his career.
The 34-year-old unified middleweight champ made quick work of his virtual unknown opponent, overpowering himi and knocking him out in the second round at The Forum in Inglewood, CA.
After the win, GGG called out middleweight world champion Canelo Alvarez, once again. “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,” Golovkin, directing the comments toward Alvarez.
Earlier in the week, GGG said Canelo is not a real champion, and feels his camp won’t let them fight, because if he were to knockout Canelo, it would badly hurt his career.
Canelo is set to make his first title defense against Amir Khan on May 7 (HBO PPV) at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
Golovkin (35-0, 32 KOs) reportedly made $2 million in the fight against Wade.
With the win, GGG is technically the mandatory challenger for Alvarez. And if Alvarez defeats Khan in May, as most expect, and does not face Golovkin next, he will be stripped of his title.