Breaking News:

Keep up with So Much Sports on Twitter @SoMuchSports

GGG sets April fight against Wade

Dominic Wade beat former IBF Champion Sam Soliman, but is going to be a massive underdog against Gennady Golovkin.

Dominic Wade beat former IBF Champion Sam Soliman, but is going to be a massive underdog against Gennady Golovkin.

As the boxing world awaits the coming megafight between Gennady Golokin and ‘Canelo’ Alvarez, the two fighters have filled spring dates in the mean time. It was announced last week that Alvarez will fight another world-class opponent, taking on Amir Khan in May. Golovkin, however, has to settle for a much less noteworthy fight against Dominic Wade on April 23.

After WBO world middleweight champion Billy Joe Saunders demanded the world and prevented that champion vs. champion fight from ever happening, Golovkin (34-0, 31 KOs) just settled for his mandatory IBF challenger. Wade was not the No. 1 contender in the IBF, but Tureano Johnson was unable to make an April fight date because of shoulder surgery.

The 25-year-old from Largo, Maryland holds a perfect 18-0 record with 12 win by knockout is coming off a victory over former IBF middleweight champion Sam Soliman, but will be a massive underdog in the fight against Golovkin as he has no other truly notable victories on his record.

Golovkin will put the WBA Super World middleweight title, IBF World Middleweight title, the IBO World middleweight title and interim WBC World middleweight titles all on the line against Wade on April when they square off in the Forum in Inglewood, California.

The following two tabs change content below.

Corey Johns

Editor in Chief
You could say Corey was born to become a sports journalist. His father won a national championship coaching college soccer. His mother is a baseball fanatic who hasn't missed seeing an Orioles game since 1983 (literally, sometimes it's annoying). His great uncle was a big-time boxing promoter and his maternal grandfather was once a department head at the Baltimore Sun. Basically, sports and journalism run through his blood. He played just about every little league sports there was when he was a kid and was a multi-sport athlete in high school; even playing in the first-ever high school sanction Rugby game in the country. Eventually he retired from sports as an undefeated Maryland state Rugby champion as a high school senior. Perhaps lack of athletic talent has more to do with the retirement, but he will tell you that it more had to do with a great desire to jump right into media. Upon his graduation from University of Maryland, Baltimore County as a triple communications major, Corey started the So Much Sports network and has continued to grow his websites and continues to work to make them premier sports media outlets.

Comments are closed.