By Dan Ambrose: Dominic Wade (18-0, 12 KOs) is a huge 50:1 underdog going into his fight this Saturday night against IBF/WBA middleweight champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin (34-0, 31 KOs) in their HBO televised fight.
Wade doesn’t buy into all the hype about Golovkin. He feels that he’s going to go in there and beat him soundly, Indeed, Wade thinks he might even break Golovkin’s face on Saturday with his big power punches.
Wade says he sized Golovkin up when the two of them had a face off, and he says he’s not much bigger than him, and that he doesn’t have arm length that he possesses.
“I’m a dog. We going to shock the world,” said Wade to Fighthype about his fight on Saturday against Golovkin. “A lot of power. A lot of twist into it. I’m telling you, I might break his face. He ain’t too much bigger. I’m longer than him and everything,” said Wade.
Wow, that’s pretty bold talking bout Wade.
It sounds like Wade is going to really try and slug with Golovkin. His adviser Sam Watson of Premier Boxing Champions is saying that Wade plans on using a lot of movement and jabbing to out-box Golovkin. Watson expects Wade to shock the world too when he gets in there with Golovkin and shows him how much talent he has.
Wade says he’s not bothered at being the underdog, but judging by his comments he’s been making, he seems to be bothered. Wade isn’t used to being the underdog in his fights, because he’s been pretty well taken care of by his manager Al Haymon with the way he’s been matched during his career.
Wade has only had one tough fight against 42-year-old Sam Soliman last year, and Wade didn’t do very well in that fight. He won, but a lot of fans though Soliman won. Never the less, Wade got the victory and has moved on with his career to this fight.
If Wade isn’t better than he showed in the Soliman fight, then he’s going to be in for a really bad beating on Saturday night. That version of Wade will be taken apart piece by piece by Golovkin. Wade must fight better because he looked truly awful against Soliman.
There’s little chance that we’ll see the same controversial scoring of the Golovkin-Wade fight like we did with the Wade-Soliman fight because it likely won’t go to the judges. Golovkin has knocked out 21 consecutive opponents over an eight-year time frame, and it’s going to be next to impossible for the fight to go to the judges, especially with the 25-year-old Wade talking about wanting to stand and trade with Golovkin.
Golovkin’s last two opponents Willie Monroe Jr. and David Lemieux both talked a lot about what they were going to do to him but once they got inside the ring, they fought passively likely didn’t want to get hit at all. Golovkin did all the fighting and the bouts turned out to be mismatches.
If Wade wants to back up his talk against Golovkin, then I suggest he do it early in the fight because if he doesn’t fight aggressively, he’s going to get taken out quickly.