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Golovkin vs Wade: Dominic Wade calls Golovkin 'basic,' says he's not scared

Dominic Wade insists he's not scared of Gennady Golovkin.

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Dominic Wade is a relatively untested prospect, but the 25-year-old challenger for Gennady Golovkin's two middleweight world titles says he's not going to be intimidated by the moment or the opponent when he gets into the ring with GGG on April 23 at The Forum in Inglewood, California.

Wade told reporters before yesterday's press conference (watch) that he's not scared of Golovkin, something he later repeated during the presser:

"They making it seem like he's Superman. I don't really think that much. I see flaws in his game. I think he's just basic up and down. But the hype is scaring [people]. I don't think he's quick. All I think he has is his strength. Other than that he's basic and it isn't a style that I haven't seen."

Wade (18-0, 12 KO) won a split decision over former titleholder Sam Soliman last June, and hasn't fought since. That will make a 10-month layoff by the time he faces Golovkin (34-0, 31 KO), who has steamrolled the competition over his career, and has won 21 straight fights by stoppage.

Wade feels that those fighters entered the ring scared of Golovkin's reputation, and never had a chance, something he says won't be a factor for him.