- By Miguel Maravilla Photos by Dulce Aguayo
Golovkin Post Fight
WBC interim, WBA and IBF middleweight champion of the world Kazakh superstar Gennady “GGG” Golovkin (35-0, 32 KOs) was victorious Saturday night as he made quick work of previously undefeated IBF mandatory contender Dominic “Lights Out” Wade (18-1, 12 KOs) at the LA Forum in Inglewood, California headlining the HBO World Championship Boxing double header. Golovkin spoke about his win at the post fight press conference held in the ring he scored the second round knockout.
"It doesn't matter who Gennady fights the fans just want to see him fight.This is the second time he sells out the Forum and the fans got a "Big Dram Show." Such an electrical atmosphere here at the Forum tonight it can get much better than that," K2 Promotinos Tom Loeffler said.
Golovkin dropped Wade a pair of times in the opening and second round but a straight right hand did it as Wade was down for a third time as referee Jack Reiss had seen enough. "GGG" commented on his knockout.
"I respect Wade I know he was finished I gave him a chance in the first round but in the second round we did more work," Golovkin said .
"Gennady put on a great show hopefully he comes back soon," Abel Sanchez said. "As you can see he knocked down Wade with a punch to the arm it shows his power," Sanchez added.
Gennady Golovkin scores his 22nd consecutive knockout and stays undefeated as he now stands at 35-0, 32 KO's. Golovkin retains his WBC interim, WBA, & IBF middleweight titles. "GGG" also spoke about his future and his plans for potential mega fight with Mexican superstar Saul "Canelo" Alvarez.
"I am ready to fight anybody, it doesn't matter who it is. If it's Canelo we can make that fight," Golovkin said. "I am not going into the ring to call him out that is not my style," Golovkin added.
"If Canelo don't happen there are other fighters like Daniel Jacobs. We have to wait to see what happens May 7th, Canelo fights Amir Khan. He is not going to call him out but he will be there to watch the fight,"Tom Loeffler said. "We have been to Vegas for a number of fights we have a good relationship with the arenas. The blueprint was to build him in New York then Los Angeles. We feel once he has that marquee fight we will bring him to Vegas, we can fight him in the T-Mobile Arena. We have also had offers from Jerry Jones to fight Canelo at AT&T Stadium," Loeffler added.
Also present at the post fight press conference was the number one pound for pound fighter in the world, WBC flyweight champion Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez, (45-0, 38 KOs) of Nicaragua was dominant in winning a unanimous decision over McWilliams Arroyo (16-3, 14 KO’s) of Puerto Rico in the co-feature bout. Chocolatito accompanied by his adviser Carlos Blandon talked about his victory.
"I want to thank HBO, K2 and Teiken Promotions. I feel happy I had an excellent fight against McWilliams Arroyo,"Chocolatito said. "McWilliams is a good fighter, I give him all my blessings he came in great shape to try to win the fight," Chocolatito said.
"Chocolatito" retains his WBC title improving to 45-0, 38 KO's as he stays undefeated. There is talk about a potential rematch with Juan "Gallito" Estrada or a move up to super flyweight to take on WBC champion Inoue.
"I love fighting here in Los Angeles its like being at home there are a lot of Nicaraguan fans everywhere," Chocolatito said. "I would definitely love the rematch against Estrada. My team is ready to make that fight, I am willing to fight anybody," Chocolatito added.
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