Unbeaten two-belt middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin’s pursuit of a 22nd consecutive knockout will take place April 23 at the Forum in Inglewood against unbeaten Dominic Wade.
Wade (18-0, 12 knockouts) was designated Golovkin’s mandatory challenger by the International Boxing Federation following a shoulder injury to Tureano Johnson.
“Because we couldn’t get another champion to fight, we chose the mandatory,” Golovkin promoter Tom Loeffler told the Los Angeles Times on Wednesday morning. “It’ll be a challenge. Wade’s a young, hungry guy who jumped at it as soon as Tureano Johnson was hurt.”