World Title challenger Dominic Wade believes the majority of Gennady Golovkin’s opponents are beaten before they get in the ring with the unified Middleweight World Champion.
“The opponents he's been fighting, they are a little scared before they get in the ring!” revealed Wade.
After injury to Tuerano Johnson opened the door for Wade to step in as the mandated challenger, the unbeaten American didn’t think twice about mixing it with the pound for pound superstar.
“I ain’t got too much to say about him, I don't really think he's a monster...he has no special effects,” said Wade to FightHype.
Wade, who edged through Aussie Sam Soliman with a split decision victory back in June, will know deep down he will need to up his game to stand a chance with the feared Kazakh KO King.
The Washington native boasts 12 of his 18 wins inside the distance and has a more than reasonable amateur pedigree. He will require both his punching power and skills to be on top form to dethrone Golovkin.
The winner of April 23’s fight in LA will be in line to face the winner of Canelo Alvarez v Amir Khan’s May bout or the WBO World Middleweight Champion Billy Joe Saunders, who makes his first title defence on Saturday 30 April at the Copper Box Arena in London against ‘Mad’ Max Bursak.
Watch the full interview below: