Kazakhstan's Gennady Golovkin defeated American Daniel "Miracle Man" Jacobs in a unanimous points decision in Madison Square Garden to maintain his unbeaten record and retain his middleweight world titles in NY on Sunday morning (HK time).
Golovkin defended his WBA, WBC and IBO middleweight titles in the contest.
Few boxers have pitted Gennady Golovkin (36-0, 33 KO's) as has Daniel Jacobs (32-1, 29 KO's).
Jacobs thought he won the fight. 'Daniel is my favorite fighter.
"He did a very good job". At any rate, the future is bright for both of these men in this fight game.
Judges Don Trella and Steve Weisfeld scored the fight 115-112 and Max DeLuca scored it 114-113 for Golovkin, who retained his WBC and WBO belts.
Ever since the sole blemish on his record in 2010, Jacobs has won all 12 fights via the abbreviated route.
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Chicago Sun-Times reporter Steve Greenberg says the boy, 11-year-old John, is Northwestern Athletic Director Jim Phillips' son. It is what it is. "These guys are all my brothers, and I look at them as all my little bros, taking care of all of them".
And Jacobs, who was kept out of the ring for more than 18 months after being diagnosed with a life-threatening form of bone cancer in 2011, believes Brook exposed Golovkin and says he is the man to take advantage of any decline in the 34-year-old. After Golovkin won the ninth round on all three cards, Jacobs needed at least needed a knockdown to draw even.
The Limerick middleweight emerged victorious on all three judge's scorecards - 80-72, 78-74 and 79-73 - after eight rounds to cap a successful weekend of boxing for the Irish Stateside following Michael Conlan's win over Tim Ibarra at the same venue 24 hours earlier. In the past, GGG has been avoided, struggling as he has to get the big, big fights. His challenger later tonight at MSG, Danny Jacobs, didn't attend the morning of weigh in.
The first round was a tentative feeling-out process in which little of effect happened. He reverted to orthodox style and continued to jab well. There was a near-disaster in the fourth round, when a pair of right hands put an off-balance Jacobs on the canvas for a count, but Jacobs refused to wilt under Golovkin's legendary power. Jacobs' own 12-fight stoppage-streak was also snapped.
Golovkin said: 'Of course I am ready to fight Canelo. "There were many times during the fight I went toe-to-toe because I knew I could".
If Jacobs gets the win, Golovkin can forget about the pay-day with Canelo he has been chasing and Jacob's should take a bigger step in the public eye as the giant-slayer. At the end, he landed a left-uppercut followed by a right hand for his strongest round to that point. And when they finally do stand toe-to-toe in the ring, you're not going to want to miss it.
Frustration and smart boxing will be keys for Jacobs being able to upset Golovkin, Forbes explained.