Dominic Wade has his hands full as he will attempt to dethrone the current IBF and WBA middleweight champion, Gennady Golovkin, on April 23rd at the Forum in Inglewood, California. However, Golovkin is not just a multiple titleholder, he’s also the division’s resident monster as well as the mandatory challenger for Canelo’s WBC middleweight title.
So when Canelo defends his WBC and lineal middleweight title against Amir Khan on May 7th, it is likely that the winner of Golovkin-Wade will be an interested party.
That is why Wade was asked his opinion on the fight in a recent interview with Thaboxingvoice’s Nestor Gibbs. His prediction might surprise some, unless, of course, you believe Khan will win.
“I don’t really see it as a middleweight fight, but I think Khan will probably pull it off over Canelo because I think Canelo he just works on counter punches and stuff like that. I mean, he takes it to you, but, other than that, I think Khan got a different type of style that’ll throw him off,” Wade said.
Wade continued by saying, “I think he can pull it off. I think his speed, his style, he throws multiple punches. He don’t never really get tired, he moves, he do angles, so I think he’ll be good.”
Wade also referred to Mayweather-Canelo as the blueprint for Khan to win.
It is likely that a win for Wade over Golovkin could put him in prime positon to face the Canelo-Khan winner. He says he will be very open to the fight.
“I’ma jump on [a fight with Khan] the way I jumped on this fight (with Golovkin).”