Gennady Golovkin retained his unbeaten record and the WBA an WBO middleweight titles after disposing off Jacobs in a fight which went the full length of 12 rounds. Golovkin dominated early rounds which ultimately helped him win the fight while Jacobs looked slightly better in later rounds.
Golovkin looked strong in the early 6 rounds but failed to finish the job and Jacobs did make a remarkable recovery and posed all sorts of problems for Golovkin in later rounds.
Gennady Golovkin is set to defend his WBC and WBA middleweight belts against Daniel Jacobs in what could be a cracking fight set to take place on Saturday, 18th March 2017 at Madison Square Garden, New York. Daniel Jacobs is not having the best of fight week as he bypassed the same day weigh-in which means he won’t be eligible to take Golovkin’s IBF middleweight title. There are several undercard fights as well on the night including Gonzalez vs Wangek.
The fight night coverage begins at around 09:00 p.m ET and US viewers can order the PPV priced at $45.95 through HBO official website or their local cable providers. While UK viewers can watch the fight live on BoxNation channel where monthly subscription cost around £12 (non-rolling contract). However if you missed the live action you can always tune in here for full fight replay video available after the fight.
Golovkin vs Jacobs Official Weigh-in: Gennady Golovkin hit the scale at 159.6 lbs in the official weigh-in while Daniel Jacobs came in slightly heavier at 159.8 lbs. However Golovkin recorded a 169.6 lbs on saturday for the IBF same-day rules but Daniel Jacobs skipped the saturday weigh-in which means he won’t be eligible for IBF title regardless of the result on saturday night.
Golovkin comes into the fight with a fierce reputation and incredible undefeated record with 32 knockout wins so far in his 36 professional fights. Jacobs is not schmuck as he also have a superb record of 32 wins and just 1 defeat with a knockout percentage of 88%. His only defeat came back in 2010 in the hands of Dmitry Pirog. His most record fights were against Peter Quillin and Sergio Mora double header.
Golovkin on the other hand last fought back in September 2016 when he absolutely hammered Kell Brook to defend his middle-weight titles. He also defeated the likes of David Lemieux and Dominic Wade in 2015 and 2016 respectively. Going into the fight night, Golovkin is odds on favourite to win the fight and that too in style as not many people are predicting the fight to go the full distance.