INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) Gennady Golovkin again defended his middleweight Titles in devastating fashion Saturday night, stopping Dominic Wade in the second round for his 22nd straight knockout victory.
Golovkin (35-0, 32 KOs) knocked down Wade three times in the short fight, brutalizing the previously undefeated challenger before ending the bout on a right to the chin with 23 seconds left in the second.
A sold-out Forum roared for its adopted champion in his 16th consecutive Title defense.
Roman ”Chocolatito” Gonzalez also defended his WBC 112-pound Title with a unanimous decision over McWilliams Arroyo.
Golovkin and Gonzalez combined to pack the famous arena south of downtown Los Angeles for the second time in a year, attracting 16,353 savvy boxing fans who understand the sublime brutality of the Kazakh 160-pound champion and the Nicaraguan flyweight.