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Golovkin to defend titles in April

World middleweight champion Gennady "GGG" Golovkin will defend his world titles against undefeated challenger Dominic Wade in Los Angeles on April 23, it was confirmed on Wednesday.

The unbeaten Golovkin, regarded as one of the best pound-for-pound fighters in the world, will be chasing his 35th career victory when he takes on Wade at the Los Angeles Forum.

The 33-year-old Kazakh is one of the most explosive fighters in boxing, with 31 knockouts in his 34 fights to date.

In his last bout, Golovkin destroyed Canada's David Lemieux in eight rounds to add the International Boxing Federation crown to his World Boxing Association, World Boxing Council and International Boxing Organisation belts.

"Dominic Wade is a very hungry and skilled middleweight who is undefeated and will be another big test for me," Golovkin said in a statement.

Wade, 25, is unbeaten in 18 fights which include 12 knockouts.

"I've worked hard my entire career to get to this point. I'm poised and ready to take on the challenge,¨ Wade said.


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