Is Dominic Wade ready for war against Gennady Golovkin?
By Joseph Correa
Los Angeles: Undefeated super middleweight Dominic Wade (18-0, 12 KOs) will step into the ring with who many feel is the most feared and dangerous man in the sport of boxing Gennady Golovkin (34-0, 31 KOS)
To many knockout #32 is in the books and the echoes of who's next is reverberating loudly in the back of their minds. To Wade, this is simply not the case. He claims he is ready to go to war and vows to not only beat Golovkin, but beat him convincingly.
Wade was a decorated amateur who amassed 167 wins and several titles on his way to turning pro in 2009. He was highly praised and the talks of future world champion began early in his pro career. Saturday night he will get his chance to realize his dream of becoming world champion and a win over Gennady Golovkin would change his life forever.
For Golovkin, this is a lose-lose type of fight for him because a win will draw criticism regardless of how impressive he is and a loss would certainly shock everyone in the boxing world. Wade is undefeated but little-known and his last performance against the 41-year old Sam Soliman was less than impressive. Despite that fact, Wade maintains his confidence and the idea that he is going to shock the world by beating the man most in the division will not even face.
One thing is for sure, win or lose a good performance by Wade boosts his stock and propels him into more big fights going forward.
Feature Photo:Naoki Fukuda
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