This past Saturday night, Gennady “GGG” Golovkin (35-0, 32 KO’s) demolished mandatory contender Dominic Wade (18-1, 12 KO’s), with a second round knockout victory.  After feeling out what Wade had to offer him in the first 30 seconds of the fight, Golovkin realized that Dominic Wade could not hurt him, and had nothing for him.  In recent fights, a typical GGG first round has been a jab fest, as his level of opposition slightly increases, Golovkin takes a little time to feel out his opponents.  Well that feel out didn’t last more the 30 seconds on Saturday.  Golovkin started to open up early and often, walking Wade down, and banging him with combinations.  Late in the first, GGG put Wade down with a huge right hand that hit wade in the side of the head, and shook him up.  Wade would get up and get saved by the bell.

In the second round, Golovkin would put Wade down with a second huge right.  Wade would answer the count again, but was clearly on dream street.  Without any legs under him, Wade said he wanted to continue.  Seconds later, Golovkin nailed him again, with his best right hand of the fight, and Wade could not answer the 10 count.  Golovkin collects his 22nd consecutive knockout, and stays undefeated.  Who will get in the ring with this monster?  After the fight, when asked about Canelo Alvarez and his up coming fight with Amir Khan, Golovkin responded with; “I don’t care who wins, just give me my belt.  I need my belt.”

In the co-frature of the evening, Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez (45-0, 39 KO’s) reiterated the fact that he is the worlds #1 pound for pound fighter, when he defeated a very game McWilliams Arroyo (16-3, 14 KO’s) with a 12 round unanimous decision victory.  After the first round jab fest, which Chocolatito edged out slightly, Arroyo had a very good second round.  It would be the only round in the fight that Arroyo would win.  In the 3rd, Gonzalez would start opening up with 4, 5, and 6 punch combinations, and thats all she wrote.  The fight would stay on this course for the remainder, with Arroyo showing flashes of energy here and there, but not enough to win rounds.  Gonzalez would win the rest of the rounds in the fight, for the unanimous decision victory.  The final tallies were 119-109, 119-109, and 120-108.

 

-David Jukic, INSIDE RINGSIDE

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