WBA and IBF middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (35-0, 32 KOs) made easy work of previously undefeated Dominic Wade, stopping the overmatched fighter in Round two at the Fabulous Forum in Inglewood, CA. Saturday night. The knockout was the 22nd in a row for Golovkin.
Wade talked the talk before the bout. His plan to was to outbox Golovkin.
But as the legendary former heavyweight champion Joe Louis once said, "Everyone has a plan until they’ve been hit."
Golovkin stalked Wade (18-1, 12 KOs) in the opening stanza. He used his jab as a range finder, but didn’t let fly with anything serious until around the two-minute mark. Wade boxed and stayed away and tried to establish his jab. Golovkin connected with a left hook to the body--followed by a right to the head. Near the end of the Round, Golovkin landed an overhand right to the neck that sent Wade to the canvas. Wade pulled himself up at the count of six and looked over at his corner. Nothing was going the way he had envisioned it.