Published: Mon, March 20, 2017
Medical | By Garry George

Scorecard: Golovkin taken the distance by Jacobs but wins by unanimous decision

Scorecard: Golovkin taken the distance by Jacobs but wins by unanimous decision

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).

In front of a rabid crowd at Madison Square Garden in New York, Jacobs went to work quickly by neutralizing GGG's vaunted body assault and kept the fight as a chess match rather than watch his Eastern European opponent grab the board and smash him over the head with it.

Tom Loeffler, GGG's promoter, repeated many times after the Jacobs fight that he believes Golovkin-Alvarez can happen before the end of 2017.

Danny Jacobs switched back-and-forth from his natural right-handed stance to left-handed throughout his middleweight unification fight with Gennady Golovkin, keeping "GGG" off balance and the fight close. He has won ten fights since, and those triumphs include a brutal beating of his good friend and NY neighbor, Peter Quillen.

The judges are Max DeLuca, Don Trella and Steve Weisfeld.

Golovkin can't really capitalize on the knockdown, and while he does land some good shots and generally stays out of trouble on defense, Jacobs starts to throw more and accordingly, land more. 'Daniel is my favorite fighter.

"Of course, I'm ready [to fight Canelo]", Golovkin told HBO.

The Brooklyn native is on a 12 fight winning streak and his power is unquestioned having banished the likes of Sergio Mora, Peter Quillin and Jarrod Fletcher inside the distance.

"I think I won the fight", said Jacobs.

Much is said of the great Gennady Golovkin and his spectacular strike. It's the first time that Gonzalez has lost a fight as a professional. So much so, the last 30 days of his fight, Golovkin was overweight by two kilos.

Two judges scored it 115-112, with the third making it 114-113 in favour of Golovkin, who successfully retained his WBC, WBA, IBF and IBO middleweight crowns. AP scored the first 10-9 for Jacobs and the second 10-9 for Golovkin.

"I see the fight starting with a little bit of posturing from both guys", he said, but neither can avoid the inevitable. It was a very close fight, one that Golovkin was heavily favored in. "I respect this man".

"I won by two rounds minimum but he's a bigger name than and boxing wants the super fight with Canelo".

Also, who do you think wins Canelo-Golovkin? Jacobs will crack Golovkin, he'll hurt him, he'll have his moments, but slowly but surely, GGG will cut off the ring, break Jacobs down and finish him off sometime around the seventh round.

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