Gennady Golovkin's latest delivery of a knockout punch has lifted him to a place of boxing prominence that can't be denied.
Whether it can be avoided, however, is a matter now handed to Mexico's Saul "Canelo" Alvarez and his promoter, Oscar De La Hoya.
"It's obvious who the pound-for-pound No. 1 is," Golovkin trainer Abel Sanchez said after the unbeaten two-belt middleweight champion knocked out No. 1 International Boxing Federation title contender Dominic Wade with 23 seconds remaining in the second round Saturday at the Forum.
"I don't think there's any fighter in any era who's dominated his division at a championship-level like Gennady. He...