Former Boxing Title Contender Arrested On Second-Degree Rape Charge

A former boxing title contender has found himself in hot water.

Dominic Wade, who once challenged Gennadiy Golovkin for the WBA (Super), IBF, and IBO Titles as well as the interim WBC gold, has been arrested and charged with second-degree rape. He is being held without bail inside Charles County detention center in La Plata, Maryland. In addition to the second-degree rape charge, Wade also has three charges of sexual misconduct. Wade is facing a maximum of 20 years in prison if convicted.

A court report was obtained by Boxing Scene. Wade’s alleged crime took place on July 23. The victim’s identity was not revealed as part of the rape shield law. An arrest warrant was issued on August 28. Wade was arrested on September 8.

This isn’t the first time Wade has had trouble with the law. Wade pleaded guilty to one count assault following a December 2015 domestic violence incident.

Wade’s only major title bout was against Golovkin back on April 23, 2016. He suffered a second-round knockout loss in the fight. Going into the bout, Wade had a perfect pro boxing record of 18-0. Wade didn’t compete again until February 2019. He had two bouts that month, scoring finishes in both fights. He hasn’t competed since February 23, 2019.

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