Saturday, March 18 2017

Madison Square Garden , NY

Gennady Golovkin

(36-0-0, 33 KOs) VS.

Daniel Jacobs

(32-1-0, 29 KOs)

12 Round WBC, WBA, IBF, IBO Middleweight Championship Bout
Available in HD

Unified Middleweight World Champion, GENNADY “GGG” GOLOVKIN, (36-0, 33 KO’s) defended his WBC, WBA, IBF, and IBO titles in the highly anticipated bout against WBA Middleweight Champion and Mandatory Challenger, DANIEL “THE MIRACLE MAN” JACOBS, (32-1, 29 KO’s) on March 18 at Madison Square Garden.

The fight was even in the early rounds, with both fighters feeling each other. By the 3rd round the action started heating up, with Jacobs briefly taking the lead.

Golovkin turned the tables in the 4th round, taking Jacobs down with a big combo. Jacobs got up and stayed in the fight, but Golovkin landed hits throughout the round.

In the middle rounds Jacobs took it up a notch, and both men delivered powerhouse performances. Neck and neck, Golovkin and Jacobs both delivered hard hits and a skilled defense. By the end of the 7th each was determined to sway the fight their way.

Rounds 8, 9, 10 and 11 were all close, with 2 rounds going to Golovkin and 2 to Jacobs, leaving the bout dead even leading into the 12th.

In the 12th round both fighters went full force for the win. Both connected on multiple shots, and both fired back. A close end to a very close fight, but ultimately the last round went to Golovkin, giving him a unanimous decision win.

Jacobs expressed doubts about the fight outcome, stating, “I think I won the fight and I think the fans support me on that… All I can do is be gracious in defeat.”

Of the victory Golovkin noted, “He is my toughest fighter… I can’t destroy him. He’s a very good fighter.”

In the highly anticipated co-feature, WBC Super Flyweight Champion ROMAN “CHOCOLATITO” GONZALEZ, (46-0-0, 38 KO’s) was defeated by Mandatory Challenger SRISAKET SOR RUNGVISAI (41-4-1, (38 KO’s) in a majority decision that left Gonzalez fans stunned. The unprecedented upset ended a 46-fight, 12-year winning streak for Gonzalz, removing him of his super flyweight title.

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