Gennady Golovkin retained his WBA & WBO middleweight titles after beating Daniel Jacobs in closely contested fight in Madison Square Garden which went full 12 rounds. Gennady Golovkin dominated the early rounds but Jacobs did made some sort of recovery in later rounds, but not enough to win the fight.
Gennady Golovkin will return to the ring on Saturday, 18th March 2017 for a title fight against Daniel Jacobs are Madison Square Garden in New York. HBO will be broadcasting this fight as pay per view in the United States and couple of quality fights are already announced on the undercards. Golovkin will put his WBC, WBA, IBF, IBO middleweight titles will be on the line against WBA middleweight champions Jacobs.
Golovkin vs Jacobs TV Coverage Details: HBO will have this fight headlining their loaded PPV card which also include couple of other fights. US viewers can book the PPV via their local cable companies or you can do so through HBO’s official website. Its still unclear who will produce the live feed in the UK but its likely to be BoxNation. Below is the entire fight night schedule with expected start of fights.
|FIGHT DATE||Saturday, 18th March 2017|
|COVERAGE STARTS||Fight night coverage starts at 09:00 p.m ET / 06:00 p.m PT|
|HBO PPV 4 MAIN-CARD COVERAGE STARTS||09:00 p.m ET when it goes to encryption and only PPV buyers can watch the live action from than on.|
|Ryan Martin vs TBA||09:15 p.m ET|
|Oleksandr Usyk vs TBA (WBO cruiserweight)||10:00 p.m ET|
|Roman Gonzales vs Wisaksil Wangek (Co-feature)||10:50 p.m ET|
|Gennady Golovkin vs Daniel Jacobs (main-event)||not before midnight eastern time.|
As far as the main-event is concerned this is the second best fight Golovkin could have had money wise. Golovkin vs Jacobs is not at part with Golovkin-Canelo but its a pretty solid 160-pound fight which makes alot of sense for both parties.
Ukraine’s WBO cruiserweight champion and undefeated Oleksandr Usyk has been confirmed to be part of the undercard and he will defend his title against yet to be named opponent. This will be his second defense of who WBO curiserweight title in the United States and he is very highly rated in the boxing community.