Dominic Wade To Return To The Ring On May 18

Former middleweight title challenger Dominic Wade is looking to get another title opportunity down the after more than two years away from the sport.

Wade, who now sports a 20-1 pro record, will fight on May 18 at The ESA-Entertainment & Sports Arena in Washington D.C. No opponent was mentioned in a press release sent to Fightful but it did say the fight would be for IBO and WBC regional titles.

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The 28-year-old Wade was once a top contender at middleweight and even challenged for Gennady Golovkin's WBA, IBF, IBO and interim WBC titles. Golovkin and Wade fought for those four belts in May 2016 in California with Golovkin winning by second-round knockout.

After that loss, Wade was absent from the sport throughout the remainder of 2016, 2017 and 2018 and made his return earlier this year. Wade won his two comeback fights from inside this distance, a first-round knockout against Martin Fidel Rios, and a fifth-round stoppage victory over Josue Obando, both fights taking place in February.

Fighting in the co-feature bout in an IBF regional title fight will be undefeated super featherweight Tiara Brown. Brown has won all seven of her pro bouts and is coming off a fourth-round stoppage win over former world champion Dahiana Santana last year.

Also on the card will be a number of local fighters, including unbeaten junior welterweight Antonio Magruder, undefeated cruiserweight Sam Crossed, welterweight David Grayton, junior welterweight Patrick Harris, featherweight Jordan White and the pro debut of lightweight Taurean Venable.

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