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Gennady Golovkin Destroys Wade

Golovkin, 34, knocked down Wade three times in a crushing, second-round knockout victory before a raucous, pro-GGG, sellout crowd of 16,353 on Saturday night at The Forum. And then GGG called once again for the fight the world wants to see: a showdown with middleweight world champion Canelo Alvarez.

"I feel great. I'm here now, and I'm here to stay. I'm not going anywhere. Give me my belt, give me my belt! Let's fight," said Golovkin, directing his comments toward Alvarez.

Alvarez had said ahead of the fight that he planned to watch it on television from his training camp in San Diego, where he is preparing to make his first title defense against Amir Khan on May 7 (HBO PPV) at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

Golovkin, who has not heard the final bell since an eight-round decision win in June 2008, stormed to his 22nd consecutive knockout and retained his 160-pound world title for the 16th time as he continued to close in on the great Bernard Hopkins' division record of 20 consecutive defenses.

Golovkin also raised his knockout percentage to .914, the highest in middleweight title history.

Wade's status as a mandatory challenger was a farce to most. He had never faced anybody of note, much less beaten anyone who mattered, and he was totally outclassed. He figures to slip back into obscurity after getting a career-high payday of $500,000 to serve as a punching bag for two rounds.


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