Golovkin's KO Streak Ends with Arguable Decision Win Over Jacobs
Mar 19 2017 by Dustin Murphy
"Golovkin is defending his IBF title, however, Jacobs can not acquire the title with a victory because he did not participate in the required IBF same-day weigh-in", IBF championships chairman Lindsey Tucker said, via ESPN.com's Dan Rafael. "Daniel is my favorite fighter". "I give him respect".
Jacobs believes his opponent is capable of generating the same fear factor that fearsome "Iron Mike" Tyson imposed on his opponents during his fearsome reign as heavyweight king, although he is does not feel intimated himself.
Jacobs has already won the fight of a lifetime: a rare form of bone cancer called osteosarcoma brought the Brooklyn native's career to a screeching halt in 2011.
Earnshaw returns to Downtown after a three-season stint at Yale University (2014-16), serving as a volunteer assistant for two seasons before spending her final campaign as a full assistant.
But Jacobs was unable to drop Golovkin despite his flurries, proving once again that Triple G cannot only throw it but take big punches in return. The 34-year-old is unbeaten in all of his 36 fights so far in his career and has won 33 of those by knockout. He clearly won his share of rounds and looked good doing it, but he was knocked down in the first round.
Golovkin put together some nice flurries in the 11th and 12th rounds, but he didn't land anything big. "I needed a quality fight, not just the 12th round". The likelihood of a flattened opponent made Golovkin must-see TV, evolving from an HBO attraction into a legitimate pay-per-view draw. Jacobs (32-1, 29 KOs) has his WBA 160-pound title on the line in the biggest middleweight unification bout in years.
The win paves the way for a much vaunted showdown with Mexican Saul "Canelo" Alvarez. I'm very excited. Everybody ready. "I think the fans support me", said Jacobs after. "I am like an animal for that fight".
Meanwhile, Jacobs told reporters at the conference, "I have a chance to become champion".
Román Alberto "Chocolatito" González Luna attempted to defend his WBC world super flyweight title against former WBC champion Wisaksil Wangek (ring name: Srisaket Sor Rungvisai). This is a fight that has the potential to define the lives of both men. The only problem that kept Brook from winning was a freak eye injury he suffered in the fight with him suffering a busted right eye socket in round 1.
MY TAKE. This fight is nearly guaranteed to end via stoppage and the three judges scoring this fight will have the best seats in the house.
As he battled the cancer, Jacobs spent more than 1 1 /2 years on the sidelines.
He's now 19-0 with 18 knockouts in world title fights.
Gonzalez went down from a hard right to the body in the opening round, but he then took charge - even after his face turned to a bloody mask in the middle rounds. Those punches wouldn't have landed if Brook had thrown his combinations like he'd done in the previous round.