Gennady Golovkin-Dominic Wade bags huge TV numbers, HBO’s most-watched fight of the year so far

Dominic Wade - Dominic Wade

Showing once again his star power, middleweight sensation Gennady Golovkin, with his easy, quick and decisive win over an over-matched but game Dominic Wade, drew in well over a million fight fans on HBO this past Saturday; 1.388 (at peak) to be exact. This is the news from ESPN.com and naturally, all at Team-GGG are thrilled. Golovkin, even when matched with a whopping great underdog everyone knows has next to no chance of derailing the Kazakhstan terror, attracts the fans.

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Golovkin-Wade brings in big ratings on HBO

Dominic Wade - Dominic Wade

Los Angeles, CA (April 26, 2016) Boxing Superstar and Unified Middleweight World Champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin’s, 35-0 (32KO’s), second round destruction of Mandatory Challenger Dominic Wade, 18-1-0 (12KO’s) this past Saturday night was the most watched HBO boxing event in 2016 with 1,325,000 viewers.

“We’re very happy with these ratings for Gennady which have continued to see extraordinary growth since his first fight on HBO in September 2012,” said Tom Loeffler. “As he continues to sell-out arenas in America and garner the top sponsorships in boxing with the JORDAN Brand, Apple, Tecate, Bijan and Samsung, among others, it’s clear that Gennady is one of the most marketable fighters in the world.”

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Photo Gallery: Golovkin destroys Wade; Gonzalez beats Arroyo

Dominic Wade - Dominic Wade

(Photo credit Chris Farina/K2 Promotions) Los Angeles, CA (April 24, 2016) In front of a sold-out crowd of 16,353 at the Fabulous Forum, on Saturday night, Boxing Superstar and Unified Middleweight World Champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin, 35-0, (32KO’s) defended his titles (WBA, IBF, IBO and WBC “Interim”) with a devastating second round knockout of Mandatory Challenger Dominic Wade, 18-1-0 (12KO’s).

The knockout was GGG’s 22nd in a row in addition to his 16th straight world title defense. His 91.4% knockout ratio is the highest in middleweight division history.

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Golovkin stops Wade; Gonzalez defeats Arroyo

IBF/WBC middleweight champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin (35-0, 32 KOs) did what everyone expected him to do in destroying an over-matched Dominic Wade (18-2, 12 KOs) in two rounds after putting him down three times on Saturday night at the Forum in Inglewood, California. The referee Jack Reiss stopped the fight after Wade was slow in getting up after the second knockdown in the 2nd round.

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Fruitless Hope: Will GGG dominate again?

Dominic Wade - Dominic Wade

We are just hours away from Gennady Golovkin (34-0-0) defending his titles against the unbeaten Dominic Wade (18-0-0) at the Forum, in Inglewood, California. While Wade is most certainly a suitable opponent, it is hard to imagine anyone who is not a current champion with a five star resume to have the slightest chance against Golovkin. I am not, in any way, shape or form writing Wade off, especially not in a sport like boxing, where a split second or a miniscule mistake can end the night. Having said that, the mind, just like muscle memory, has a tendency to presume expectations to be met.

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Can GGG top The Executioner!? – Golovkin wants to break Hopkins’ record

Dominic Wade - Dominic Wade

Feared middleweight star Gennady Golovkin wants a number of things: a fight with middleweight world champ Canelo Alvarez, all four major alphabet titles at 160-pounds (GGG currently holds two of them; the WBA and the IBF, as well as the interim WBC belt) and, further down the road, the record for most successful consecutive middleweight title defences. Currently the record is 20, held by Philadelphian living legend Bernard Hopkins. But Golovkin, in speaking with ESPN.com, said breaking B-Hop’s record is something that is “very important” to him.

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