K2 Promotions had two of the biggest names in boxing at the Forum, in Inglewood, CA, Saturday night with both staying unbeaten.
WBA Super, IBF, interim WBC and IBO middleweight champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin, 35-0 (32), scored his 22nd straight knockout. He is originally from KAZ and now living in L.A. stopping the No. 3 IBF contender Dominic Wade, 18-1 (12), of Largo, MD, at 2:37 of the second round after scoring three knockdowns.
Golovkin scored a knockdown in the first round with a hard right to the left side of Wade’s head for a knockdown with 10 seconds to in the round. In the second round Golovkin scored a left uppercut followed by a right to the left shoulder of Wade’s scoring his second knockdown. Wade beat the count but looked finished. The referee took about 10 seconds asking Wade if he wanted to go on. Wade nodded he did and immediately Golovkin moved in landing a right to the left cheek of Wade that dropped him for the third time ending the fight at 2:37 of the second round.
Asked about fighting Canelo Alvarez the WBC champion the humble Golovkin said “I will fight anyone.” Alvarez has a fight coming up but has pushed a proposed September meeting with Golovkin into 2017. Golovkin’s manager Tom Loeffler will continue to be the man to see who Golovkin fights next. He’s done it right 35 out of 35 times.
WBC Flyweight champion Roman Gonzalez, 45-0 (38), of Managua, Nicaragua, won all but the second round in defeating a stubborn McWilliams Arroyo, 16-3 (14), Fajardo, PR, over 12 rounds. In the seventh and eighth rounds Gonzalez hurt Arroyo who hung in there and made a fight of it in the twelfth and final round. Arroyo had swelling under his right eye at the end whole Gonzalez was without any noticeable marks on his face. Gonzalez threw almost 100 punches a round. Gonzalez like Golovkin is very humble. Judge’s scores were DeLuca and Hernandez 119-109 and Moretti 120-108. BCB 118-110.
Gonzalez seemed disappointed not stopping Arroyo and said “I will have one more fight at flyweight before moving up to 115.”