HBO Boxing Results – Golovkin vs. Wade, Gonzalez vs. Arroyo:
Gennady Golovkin made perhaps even quicker work than was expected of Dominic Wade, scoring three knockdowns en route to a 2nd round KO win over the previously unbeaten but entirely unproven prospect.
After the quick knockout win, which extended his streak to an absurd 22 straight stoppage victories, Golovkin continued his quest to face the likes of Canelo Alvarez. On the upcoming Canelo vs. Amir Khan fight, Golovkin had only to say that he didn’t care who wins, he’s just waiting for one of them to give him his belt.
Golovkin got the action started with a right hand which landed behind the ear of Wade near the end of Round 1. The equilibrium shot didn’t seem too hard but made contact in a tough spot for Wade.
In Round 2, GGG quickly began to follow up on his previous progress. A left uppercut slipped between Wade’s guard to do real damage, and then a right hand to the shoulder simply pushed him over for the next knockdown. After that, it was another right hand which closed the show. The referee surprisingly gave Wade a chance to beat the count but he never was able to do so.
In earlier action, Roman Gonzalez won a near shutout unanimous decision over Puerto Rican contender McWilliams Arroyo. Gonzalez won by scores of 119-109, 119-109 and 120-108. It was a dominant effort for him, but not an explosive one as we’ve seen recently, and the numbers don’t give the game Arroyo enough credit.
He had a few moments early on, and fought past the sole of his shoe literally falling off. A spirited effort, just not enough to compete with one of the best fighters in the world. Next up his twin brother McJoe have a shot at taking on Chocolatito if he moves up in weight to 115 lbs.