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Gennady Golovkin escapes with narrow win over Daniel Jacobs

Photo by: Ed Mulholland/HBO
18
Mar

Gennady Golovkin narrowly outpointed Daniel Jacobs to add the WBA middleweight title to his collection Saturday at Madison Square Garden in New York, ending Golovkin’s streak of knockouts at 23.

Golovkin (37-0, 33 knockouts) had never been in a fight as competitive as this, as Jacobs (32-2, 29 KOs) matched him punch for punch most of the fight.

Jacobs went down from two sharp rights to the chin in the fourth round but that had no impact on the outcome. The judges scored it 115-112, 115-112 and 114-113, a unanimous decision for Golovkin. It would’ve been a majority decision had Jacobs not been knocked down.

Golovkin retained his WBC title and took Jacobs’ WBA belt. Triple-G’s IBF belt was not on the line because Jacobs refused the sanctioning body’s mandatory same-day weigh-in.

A full report will follow shortly.

  • BN

    GGG did not win this fight.

    • Ben Willis

      Yeah, he did.

    • Jay

      Seriously.GGG looked befuddled and confused. Lampley commentary is so one sided.

    • Daniel Cullinan

      GGG won this fight

      • BN

        According to the judges.

        • Ben Willis

          Who else? That’s how a 12 round fight is decided.

          • Daniel Cullinan

            Most independent observers agree that we saw a very close decision to ggg

          • Jody Hanna

            I’m an independent observer and I saw a win for Jacobs. How many independent observers have you spoken to?

          • Colin Mc Flurry.

            I think only a real hardcore GGG fan could scor that fight for him.

          • Joel Ripley

            I watch the fight twice maybe you should watch it at least

          • Harry

            Really? Danny just slapped Gennady, never hurting him or doing any damage. Golovkin’s face was a lot cleaner after 12 rounds with Jacobs than after 4 rounds with Brook. And this is pro boxing, not an amateur match so whoever lands harder shots is the winner, not otherwise. Who initiated any exchange? Who dropped his opponent? Who landed harder shots? Who held the center ring most of the time? Whose face was cleaner after the fight? Who threw more and landed more? You need a reality check. The judges were too generaous towards the home fighter. In my book Golovkin won 116:111.

          • Colin Mc Flurry.

            You need to stop watching boxing, try bare knuckle fighting.
            I’ve seen your post.
            *clueless*

          • Captain Save-a-Hoe

            Robert.

          • Jayo2.0

            I saw a Jacobs victory. GGG didn’t even think he won.

          • Sam Young

            GGG knew he didn’t look good, part is due to Danny’s skill and part is due to GGG’s age, GGG has about 2 years max left in his boxing career. But Andre Ward definitely knew he lost against Kovalev

          • Harry

            Come on, Sanchez lifted GGG as a sign of triumph.

          • DBone

            I really don’t see how you can give Jacobs seven rds. It was a close fight but the only way I can see people giving it to Jacobs is because he did way better than expected

          • Jody Hanna

            That has to be taken into account, subconsciously that can happen, but I saw Jacobs winning the fight, which I am going to watch again shortly to see if I see it differently in the cold light of day, which I doubt.

          • DBone

            Im going to as well but I also doubt I’ll see it any different. It was close for sure and certainly not a “robbery” as some are saying.

          • Mark Smith

            i thing jacobs may have won less than four round plus he got knocked down i say he won 3 rounds MAYBE but it was a close fight because neither did much

          • DBone

            100%

          • Jody Hanna

            Just watched again and gave Golovkin the benefit of the doubt in the really close rounds, even with that I scored it a draw. Originally gave it to Jacobs by two points, which to me is the more realistic scorecard. But hey, opinions are like arseholes, we’ve all got one, and we all think other people’s stink.

          • Harry

            I can give 4 rounds to Jacobs at the most plus one KD so it’s 116:111 for GGG on my card.

          • Joel Ripley

            Watch again I watched it twice Triple G won this fight

          • Jody Hanna

            I watched it again giving Golovkin the nod in the really close rounds and the best I could come up with for GGG was a draw. So I’m happy with my original statement, but ut wasn’t daylight robbery.

          • Ерлан Табылдиев

            Jody, I consider You as one of well-respected man here with good boxing knowledge. I don’t lie, I am a huge GGG fan, cause he is my countryman, good boxer and real gentleman outside the ring. But I’d like You to rewatch the fight. I have already rewatched it cause I also felt like Jacobs didn’t lost. Now it seems to me that I was under influence of LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard which gave first 3 rounds to Jacobs. After rewatching the match I have counted 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 12 rounds in favour of Golovkin and other rounds in favour of Jacobs. So at the end the knockdown is a difference for me. My final scores are 114-113 Golovkin. CompuBox Punch Stats are also proved my scores indicating that Golovkin outlanded Jacobs in 9 rounds out 12. Just rewatch it, mate. After that if You still think Jacobs won the fight – that’s Ok, every man is free to have his own opinion. Kudos, Jody.

          • Harry

            You are kidding, Erlan. How could you give Round 9 to Jacobs, given that GGG nearly finished him off with two brilliant upper cuts in that round? 10-15 more seconds and Danny would be stopped. So it’s 115:112 at least but in my book it’s 116:111 for GGG. This is not an amateur match, but pro boxing where judges should rate quality power shots a lot higher than just slap shots Danny delivered most of the time. Gennady damaged his opponent on a number of occasions while Danny was never even close to hurting Golovkin. Just look at their faces after the bout. Gennady’s face was marked a lot more after 4 rounds with Brook than after 12 rounds with Jacobs. Having said that, I must admit that Gennady is slowing down and maybe ageing. Just a couple of years ago he’d have stopped Jacobs for sure.

          • Ерлан Табылдиев

            Well, You might be right, but I felt Jacobs countered GGG pretty well in that round.
            I’d like to share with You the way how I scored the match: I have used a simple approach – all rounds that I found difficult to score I gave to Jacobs. For me GGG was convincing enough rounds 1-5 and 12. So 6 rounds + 1 point advantage for the knockdown = Golovkin wins 114-113.

          • Harry

            Despite that score, I was unimpressed with both. They were too hesitant to let their hands go. Jacobs countered well, but he never initiated an exchange and GGG froze too often with his hands up instead of trying to counter and missed too often. I think age has started to catch up on him because a couple of years ago he would have stopped Jacobs easy. If today’s Golovkin fought the prime Dmitry Pirog he’d have lost to Pirog.

          • Charlie U.

            Hey Yerlan. How far are you from Astana? If GGG fights BJS there, will you go?

          • Ерлан Табылдиев

            Hi, Charlie.
            The distance between Astana and Atyrau where I live, is over 2000 km.

            If GGG-BJS fight does happen, I’ll be happy but I won’t go to watch. For that I have my own reason. Our government has invested really tons of money for this EXPO, for that purpose even illegalized private pension capital funds to create a single national pension capital fund, then half money of it was taken to make EXPO-2017.
            The event is going to unite all Kazakhstan. Actually, ordinary people don’t gain anything from it, moreover, it makes their lives more difficult due to new taxes and rules.
            I understand, United Arab Emirates can afford it (they will hold EXPO-2020), it’s a rich country, but for Kazakhstan it’s too money-losing. It’s just the way of 5% (Kazakhstan authorities and wealthy elite) show-off while 95% people suffer its consequences.
            Among this 5% there are some really wealthy men whose financial conditions are estimated by several billions of $. So they can easily afford to allocate money for Golovkin-Saunders fight, not even blink. So yeah, this fight is really possible on financial side. And as much we hate our authorities, so much we love Golovkin. So if Golovkin-Billy Joe Saunders fight happens, a sporting complex or a stadium (venue and its capacity doesn’t really matter) will be sold out for sure.

          • BN

            Unfortunately for boxing, judges are incompetent with their inconsistent criteria for deciding each round.

          • hunger pains

            I bet when Ward won you said “well the judges said he won so that’s all that matters.”

          • BN

            Not at all, I thought Ward won 6 rounds which would have made him the loser because of the knockdown.

          • hunger pains

            Then I apologize. Most fans use the “well the judges said so” when it suits them. I guess you are one of the honest people out there

          • Mark Smith

            nah man i was at the fight and i only thought ward won at most four rounds as he did not throw or land a straight right hand until the 7 but probably the 8th round and I thought he got punked and bullied and lost his technique and his elite level ability that he had for the vicious dismantling of chad dawson and once again i wanted ward to win but he lost 8 out of 12 rounds cuz he didnt get going until round 8 and kovalev was fighting back

          • Jos Breukers

            Why are you not a judge

        • Jamaal Abdul-Rahim

          Which is what matters.

        • Harry

          The judges were even too generous towards the home fighter. Danny took 4 rounds, not more, and even these ones were competitive, since Golovkin landed stronger punches than Danny. After 12 rounds with Jacobs Golovkin’s face was a lot cleaner than after 4 rounds with Brook. That’s just s telling fact.

    • Joel Ripley

      hope you get the opportunity to watch the fight again I think you’ll change your mind

  • Jay

    Escapes with a gift. Danny outclassed him.

    • Harry

      Perhaps Danny landed more, I do not know the statistics yet, but GGG clearly did more damage to Jacobs. This one was much like Kovalev vs Ward, but this time the judges refused to give the victory to the home fighter.

      • BN

        GGG might have done more damage in the rounds he won but he didn’t win enough rounds to deserve the decision. Just because a fighter has more damage to their face doesn’t mean they lost the majority of the rounds.

        • Harry

          I can give to Jacobs only five rounds: 6-8 and 10-11

    • DBone

      It was a close fight that could have gone either way. Sour grapes

  • Chris Stans

    I thought it’d be a draw but I could see it either way. I really don’t know I didn’t bother scoring

    • Jay

      Nah, Jacobs was landing the more telling shots each and every round. I don’t know what fight compubox was watching. GGG seemed to be throwing at air all night.

      • Chris Stans

        Jacobs landed the flashier punches but GGG still consistently landed his jab the whole fight

        • Ciscostudent561

          GGG jab is a power punch lol. But Jacobs definetly got the better of the exchanges and seemed to have control most of the fight. Not a robbery. I just find it hard to give GGG a win here.

          • Chris Stans

            I agree. Right after the fight I thought he would get a draw at best but I just think the ease he had with landing his jab is being ignored

          • philoe bedoe

            I agree.
            He found Jacobs movement and switching difficult to deal with…………

          • Mark Smith

            you may be my favorite poster philoe but i just ask for you to please watch the great GGG last fight again against a younger, undefeated, titlist, who came into the ring much bigger than GGG and who has great talent, confidence and technique and who i thought was winning the first three rounds handily by outboxing and outslugging the great GGG and then watch what happend after round three when the great GGG realized homeboy came to fight and take his belts and also to try and knock him out while taking his belts. The Great Gennady turned it up about 3 notches and kicked my fighters as and broke his eye socket and that is just facts. Please take one more look my good sir at this last fight before jacobs who i felt had a 50/50 chance of winning

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Er2xrikDfM

          • philoe bedoe

            I agree about the Brook fight, Golovkin did put his foot on the gas when he knew Brook came to fight.
            Personally I tipped Golovkin to beat Jacobs because I thought Danny’s chin would let him down.
            He boxed a great fight.
            Thanks for the compliment, I don’t know why I’m your favourite poster ? Lol………..

          • Mark Smith

            I like your boxing acumen and I like your humanity that is why you are one of my favorite commentators 😜

          • philoe bedoe

            Your making me blush lol………..

          • Mark Smith

            you may be my favorite poster philoe but i just ask for you to please watch the great GGG last fight again against a younger, undefeated, titlist, who came into the ring much bigger than GGG and who has great talent, confidence and technique and who i thought was winning the first three rounds handily by outboxing and outslugging the great GGG and then watch what happend after round three when the great GGG realized homeboy came to fight and take his belts and also to try and knock him out while taking his belts. The Great Gennady turned it up about 3 notches and kicked my fighters as and broke his eye socket and that is just facts. Please take one more look my good sir at this last fight before jacobs who i felt had a 50/50 chance of winning

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Er2xrikDfM

  • Colin Mc Flurry.

    Biggest robbery at the Garden since Lewis vs Holyfield.
    Bullshit..

    • DBone

      Im pretty sure you don’t know what the word robbery means

    • Harry

      Look at their faces after the fight and tell me frankly who won. I agree, the fight was close but GGG did a lot more damage to Jacobs than otherwise. This fight somewhat reminded me of Ward vs Kovalev. Also one KD during the fight and potentially the decision could go either way or a draw could be possible, but these judges were not going to repeat the mistake made by their colleages in Vegas.

      • Colin Mc Flurry.

        politics reared its ugly head.
        Jacobs outboxed him.

        • DBone

          Nope

        • Chris Carr

          What do you define as politics?

          • Colin Mc Flurry.

            Canelo fight?

      • Jayo2.0

        It’s irrelevant who looked better afterward. Some people just mark up easy. I thought they both looked relatively unscathed.

    • Vincent Howard

      Close fight…could have gone either way…dude earned a rematch

      • Chris Carr

        Nice comment. Way to keep it Classy

    • Skyler

      It was close and could have gone either way, but it wasn’t a robbery. That word gets thrown around in comments to much IMO (and ur entitled to yours). I feel like some of the praise for Jacobs is that he actually lasted until the bell. Wasn’t GGG’s best fight and I wouldn’t have been shocked if Jacobs had won, but it was close, not a robbery though IMO.

      • Colin Mc Flurry.

        Opinions make the world go round.
        And your intitled to yours, mate.

      • Mitchell Nelms

        Agreed, robbery and exposed are used too often when people lack understanding. I saw the two best middleweights fight a very good and close fight.

    • DBone

      Lewis won like 9 or ten rds and going to the cards no one doubted it was a clear Lewis win. No one could be confident in what the scores were going to be last night. These fights are not even remotely the same

  • D. Gambino

    At first I thought Mayweather’s claims that Golovkin would be easy work were just braggadocios but after seeing this fight – I would favor Mayweather over Golovkin at 154 or less.

    • Chris Stans

      Jacobs had the power to get his respect. FMJ definitely doesn’t

      • D. Gambino

        Defense and movement of Mayweather would have caused Golokvin a lot of problems.Let’s not forget the lead right hand. Mayweather’s speed would have him landing pot shots all night on Golovkin.

        • Ciscostudent561

          Yea GGG had to reset too often. I get where you’re going but I think Jacobs power was too much of a factor. Something Floyd doesn’t have. Jacobs looked well over 180… Floyd is really a 130/135 guy… I don’t see it but I get ur point. If he could get GGG to constantly reset + the drain advantage u never know….

          • D. Gambino

            At 154 or lower, I feel Mayweather has have enough pop to get respect. Mayweather schooled Alvarez at 154. I don’t see that happening against Golovkin but we certainly have to consider it now.

          • Carlos

            you mean 152, right.

          • D. Gambino

            Exactly Carlos. That’s the only way Golovkin would have got a fight with Mayweather if Mayweather was so inclined (but I doubt he would have fought him).

          • Ciscostudent561

            Ooo against 154 guys vs pop vs a mw, especially GGG is too much of a diff. Plus What real154 did Floyd ever fight? I think he’s the best boxer of he past 20 years, well tied with Roy jones but he can flirt with Beating ATG’s at 154 guy is too small

          • D. Gambino

            At 154 (or lower), I feel Golovkin’s power would not be as vaunted due to weight cut.

    • Colin Mc Flurry.

      Same here, on this form.
      EASY.

      • D. Gambino

        What does that mean bruh? I’m not saying Mayweather would win. Just that I would slightly favor him now over Golovkin.

        • Mitchell Nelms

          Only if Mayweather weighs in at 180+ on the night of the fight.

          • D. Gambino

            Why would have to do that when he could have made Golovkin come down to 154 or less? Not that Mayweather would’ve fought Golovkin – LOL!

          • Mitchell Nelms

            Because Jacobs did. I’m not making excuses, but he was pretty fucking big tonight.

        • Colin Mc Flurry.

          How basic GGG Is. when you strip away the hype machine.

          All his previous opposition as been nothing more than decent.

          FFS
          Jacobs ain’t P4P material.

          • D. Gambino

            Gotcha. My bad. Misinterpreted your post.

      • Sam Young

        Baloney Floyd can’t punch hard enough to get GGG’s respect. At least Danny has Real Knockout Power, Floyd doesn’t and you know it.

        • D. Gambino

          Maidana has real power and he was only able to land several hard punches on Mayweather and Mayweather’s chin held up.

          Again – this is a 12 round fight. Can Golovkin deal with Mayweather’s defense, movement and speed for 12 rounds? After what we saw Jacobs do – I’m thinking it’s unlikely.

          I’m looking at this from a 154lbs perspective. Consider that in this debate.

    • Jay

      Mayweather isn’t fighting a middleweight. He’s not even active and walks around at like 150.

  • BobbyPFalcon

    Golovkin lost this fight. First robbing Kovalev and now this – HBO needs to take a long, long look in the mirror. GGG got outclassed.

    • Harry

      Danny landed more perhaps, but look at their faces after the fight: Golovkin’s face was cleaner than after his Brook fight and Danny’s face was terrible.

      • BobbyPFalcon

        That doesn’t explain what was happening in the ring. GGG’s face prior to the decision was a man resigned to defeat – he knows.

    • Rick

      Hbo doesn’t judge the fights. Or maybe you know something we don’t?

      • BobbyPFalcon

        I was switching back and forth from the UK and US broadcasts and it was clear the HBO crew was calling a different fight. The house fighter got the call. Jacobs may be from NY but GGG was the house fighter on this night. I wasn’t suggesting HBO did the judging – but they certainly were cheerleading their contract fighter.

        • BN

          That’s how HBO always rolls. That’s why I watched the fight on box nation so I don’t have to listen to their biased commentary.

          • BobbyPFalcon

            This was a good fight, and I would want to watch them fight again.

          • BN

            Enough people feel Jacobs won so GGG should want to give him a rematch to try and make this win more convincing. I would want to watch the rematch over GGG vs BJS.

          • BobbyPFalcon

            I think Jacobs solved GGG for the most part after the knockdown and won most of the meaningful exchanges. He was backing GGG up with body shots as well. I don’t see GGG doing any better in a rematch.

          • BN

            I had Jacobs winning by one point but great fighters can make adjustments in rematches so we may see a completely different fight from both fighters if there is a rematch.

          • BobbyPFalcon

            Let’s hope they do it. I’m not slagging GGG – because I do think he’s a good fighter. Jacobs is also a good fighter with an awesome story. Close decisions like this demand a rematch and it may be different next time, but Jacobs got better at using his length advantages as the fight went on and was lighting GGG up at times. I see more of the same if they do it again.

          • DBone

            A whole point? Wow big time robbery and biased HBO lol

          • BN

            Enough people feel Jacobs won so GGG should want to give him a rematch to try and make this win more convincing. I would want to watch the rematch over GGG vs BJS.

  • Colin Mc Flurry.

    The most Feared man in boxing – turns out to be one of the biggest Hype jobs in History.

    Got to say I had my doubts.

    • Chris Stans

      Hear we fucking go…

      • Colin Mc Flurry.

        What?
        He fights the best opponent of his career and looks shit.

        • Chris Stans

          If a fighter ever ducks a tough match, u better not open your mouth

          • Colin Mc Flurry.

            You don’t know what your talking about.

          • Chris Stans

            Then educate me señor swan. And stop upvoting yourself

          • Colin Mc Flurry.

            You really don’t know what the fuck your talking about.

          • Charlie U.

            Is that John Swan?

          • Chris Stans

            It’s a theory I’ve got. Swan and barley disappeared then this guy pops up. And this guy upvotes himself like swan

          • Captain Save-a-Hoe

            Barely is here under a different name too.

      • DBone

        Exactly. It really wasn’t THAT close

    • Sam Young

      You’re right Floyd Mayweather Jr, and Andre Ward are Hype Jobs.

      • Carlos

        Mayweather is a con-man, not a hype job. let’s get it right at least.

  • Mitchell Nelms

    Jacob’s did really damn well, better than I would have ever expected. Golovkin looked tired after the sixth, but had a great 12th. I think Jacobs won it by a point.

  • Jayo2.0

    i had Jacobs winning by a couple of points. at least 2 of the judges are crooked in my opinion. Jacobs boxed the perfect fight but I guess he needed to win by KO to ‘win’ tonight.

    • Ben Willis

      Does the perfect fight include getting dropped once and wobbled several times? Jacobs fought a great fight and made it close. Nothing more.

      • Jody Hanna

        Wobbled several times? Seriously?

        • Ben Willis

          He was holding on? Maybe wobbled is the wrong word, but hurt for sure. My point is the more telling punches were landed by Golovkin?

          • Jay

            No way. Jacobs was landing thudding shots all night long. GGG just doesn’t have the savy to box so it looks like he’s not taking punishment.

          • Ben Willis

            Not sure what you mean by that last sentence. GGG fought badly by his standards but was still winning rounds. Punch output was far too low.

          • BobbyPFalcon

            His head was snapping back. No one can question GGG’s chin the way he was getting clocked. That knockdown didn’t seem to hurt Jacobs and I thought he used great footwork to turn GGG to set him up for those combos. My one question to everyone who thinks Golovkin clearly won is why wasn’t GGG landing combinations? Jabs don’t win fights, but I think it did sway the judges here.

          • Jody Hanna

            I don’t think he was even hurt by the knockdown, if that’s your rationale, Golovkin was ‘hurt’ just as much.

          • Ben Willis

            I respect your opinion; I can only say what I saw. I thought Jacobs went into his shell for a couple of rounds after the KD, but Golovkin didn’t capitalise and Jacobs came back well in the second half of the fight.

      • Jayo2.0

        It does for Jacobs. He beat the usually better man tonight, regardless of the payoffs given to the judges.

    • Mitchell Nelms

      That may be a bit of a stretch, the first two rounds weren’t easy to score because there was little to no action, mostly jabs and blocked power punches. Golovkin clearly won 3-6 and Jacobs won 8-11 and lost the final round. The rest were open to interpretation.

    • BobbyPFalcon

      The Gonzalez fight was closer and I thought he was jobbed as well. But it was easier to see it going to the other guy. GGG lost a clear decision. Nonsense scores…

    • BN

      I thought Jacobs won 7 rounds which would have him winning by one point. The judging in boxing is inconsistent. If the judges that oversaw the Thurman vs Garcia fight judged this won it would have gone to Jacobs.

    • DBone

      Just another in a long boxing tradition of the foreign fighter getting a gift in the other fighters hometown. Seems like it happens every week lol

      • BobbyPFalcon

        It was a GGG crowd… And Golovkin is the HBO house fighter. Not sure what assertion you were trying to make but that dog won’t hunt…

        • DBone

          My assertion is pretty obvious. This HBO house fighter nonsense is a hunting dog not running or whatever. If that was a thing Kov would have won his fight. This fight was closer than that one so no one should be surprised by a close card either way. This fixed or favouritism nonsense working against the guy who was born walking distance from where the fight happened is fiction

  • Jody Hanna

    Jacobs shoild have got the nod. I hope Monsieur Robert didn’t string himself up before the decision was announced.

    • Chris Stans

      Don’t worry, he’s somewhere planning an excuse

      • Robert Archambault

        No excuses required. Jacobs did what he came to do, make it to the end. He did not come to make a fight out of it and this is what we ended up with. The right man got the win.

        • Mark Smith

          I cannot believe but I agree 100 percent with Mr Archambault Jacobs did not come to win backed up or went sideways for all 12 rounds got knocked down and hurt once or twice more only landed 175 punches in 12 rounds for most of the fight shows no aggression or assertiveness while the excellent Thai fighter came to win and took the fight straight to the pound for pound king even though I thought Roman pulled out a very very narrow close decision over the last half of one of the most brutal savage fights I’ve seen even though he threw and landed less close to 200 punches less but he fought like a true champion and man possessed and I am very happy for him.

          P.S. I wanted Jacobs to win and his performance was so tepid that I don’t even want to watch him fight again if he doesn’t get rid of his terrible moronic trainer who is completely delusional

          • Giuseppe

            I didn’t see it like that. I saw Jacobs on his toes hitting good combos and getting out of danger. Good strategy and one that I would have awarded the fight for.

          • Mark Smith

            i feel your pain but landing 175 punches in a middleweight unification fight moving backwards just wont get it done and imo didnt get it done at all i barely was paying attention to this fight after the fourth round as it was so boring and both participants agreed and decided not to fight hard or challenge each other that resignation that my main man the great Teddy Atlas talks about in almost every fight imo

          • BobbyPFalcon

            Spot on.

          • Harry

            I tend to agree with Mark, Giuseppe: Danny was backpedalling most of the time, fought on his back foot and only in rounds 6-8 and 10-11 he fought GGG toe-to-toe. In all other rounds it was total domination by GGG. And you should agree that Golovkin’s face was a lot cleaner after 12 rounds with Danny than after 4 rounds with Brook, which is good evidence that Danny was never even close to hurting his opponent, despite his occasional flurries which carried no power. And this is pro boxing where the quality and power of punches are more important than their sheer number, though even in terms of numbers GGG outboxed Jacobs in 9 rounds out of 12.

          • Giuseppe

            I believe you both. I will rewatched the fight on think. It’s very possible that I underappreciated what ggg was doing because Jacobs did so much better than I thought he could.

    • Colin Mc Flurry.

      Good news
      Monsieur is Alive and well.

  • Lr Fp

    Golovkin is my favorite but I think Jacobs won that fight….

    • BobbyPFalcon

      Lost in this controversy is the fact that is was a very good fight on a night of very good fights. Jacobs would likely do better in a rematch as he seemed to solve Golovkin.

      • Robert Archambault

        I actually found it to be a rather average fight and that the Gonzalez fight was the best of the night.

        • BobbyPFalcon

          Jacobs made GGG look average at times, but I think Jacobs is underrated. The Gonzalez fight is the best I’ve seen in this young year. Hopefully GGG takes care of Canelo and rematches Jacobs. It could also be asserted the GGG had an off night, but that takes too much credit away from Jacobs.

          • Robert Archambault

            I don’t think GGG had an off night at all. I just do not think Jacobs came to fight, I think he came to survive and figured that he could steal a round or two and maybe steal a win. IT is difficult to make a decent fight when your opponent is not willing to fight back.

          • Jody Hanna

            What on earth were you watching Robert?

          • Pietey Trenton

            I dunno jody, we usualy on the same page, COULD you have scored it for dan, yes, but did he deserve to take the belts off ggg on that performance, no, the right man got the decision

          • Stephen M

            Jacobs fought a great fight. Gennady is very slow when faced with a guy of Jacobs talent.

          • Alfredo

            Golovkin is flat footed, slow and throws wide. A product of HBO.

          • Stephen M

            You lost me at flat footed…

          • Mark Smith

            He saw what I saw homie

          • Alfredo

            I know!!

          • Giuseppe

            Nah man. He looked a step behind. Couldn’t find the extra gear needed to take control of the fight. That’s was plain to see. In my view anyway but I guess the judges saw it another way.

          • Robert Archambault

            If he had any problem, I believe it was related to being away from the ring for 6 months. Golovkin needs to fight more often than twice per year.

          • Joel Ripley

            Couldn’t agree with you more Robert he needs to train harder he definitely wasn’t the same Triple G but I still love the guy I still love watching him box he’ll be around for a while

          • Robert Archambault

            Training was not the problem. You can only train so much, you need actual fight action to stay sharp. He absolutely needs to fight in June and cannot take another 6 month break between fights which is exactly what Oscar would want to see.

          • Mark Smith

            Plus bob the guy Jacobs ran away and backward the whole fight

          • Giuseppe

            Nah man. He looked a step behind. Couldn’t find the extra gear needed to take control of the fight. That’s was plain to see. In my view anyway but I guess the judges saw it another way.

          • BobbyPFalcon

            Jacobs was winning exchanges and backing GGG up. So I don’t see how boxing a beast like GGG is trying to survive when you are landing the more impressive shots. I think the jab won the fight for Golovkin in the eyes of the judges, but I thought Jacobs solved GGG over the course of the fight. GGG’s expression immediately prior to the decision was that of a man resigned to his defeat – and that is telling. But it wasn’t a complete robbery like Ward/Kovalev. GGG just ran into a tall guy who knew how to turn him and land to his body. GGG loses a rematch.

          • Joel Ripley

            Not if he trains harder I don’t think they’ll be a rematch

          • Joel Ripley

            Not if he trains harder I don’t think they’ll be a rematch

          • Left Hook

            rarely backed up GGG

          • Joel Ripley

            I’m a Triple G fan but you can’t say that Jacobs did not fight back he fought a good fight but simply lost case closed
            8

          • Robert Archambault

            Yes, he fought back but he did not initiate the action. That can be the difference between winning and losing.

          • Joel Ripley

            I’m a Triple G fan but you can’t say that Jacobs did not fight back he fought a good fight but simply lost case closed
            8

          • Left Hook

            I agree. Hard to fight a big strong good counterpuncher who stays in counter punch mode. I wonder if it would have been different if Jacobs fought coming forward

          • Robert Archambault

            I’m sure it would have been completely different. Jacobs showed some flexibility in his game by being able to fight in a counter style instead of his usual attack style. Unfortunately for him, unless you are able to counter much more effectively and stun or knock down or KO your opponent, you will not win a fight that way. At least not in my book.

          • Kudos

            I thought Golovkin won but retards like you make me wish he didn’t.

          • Pobreng Alindanaw

            agree! why jacobs went to ward/hunter camps in the first place? they thought they can follow the patten how ward won the fight against kovalev…jab/combo and run around their goal was to snatch a point round per round and they failed. twas not a bad decision… fight was pretty close. If jacobs dominated each round after the KO same how algiere vs provod he could have won landslide but nea….i’ve seen more running than his defense.//jacobs fell short..

            I was just wondering he mentioned that GGG power was not superb as other boxers told but why he didn’t do much in engaging instead just attempting to get a point each round.

          • disqus_EewaFe3EB6

            He was fighting back, what are you talking about?

          • Robert Archambault

            Fighting back, yes. He was not initiating anything on his own. You have to be the aggressor to take a championship title, Jacobs was acting like the defender when he had nothing to defend.

          • disqus_EewaFe3EB6

            That thing that you have to bring the fight to take the belts is a misconception. You have to win rounds to do so. To win rounds you have to fight in a way that bothers your opponents the most.

          • Robert Archambault

            And Jacobs did not do that. To do that requires effective aggression, you do not win a round by frustrating your opponent by not getting into exchanges. If that were the case, you could run around the ring all night and not throw a punch and win a fight.

          • disqus_EewaFe3EB6

            Of course you have to hit the opponent, but how you create the openings (whether by pressing the action or countering) shouldn’t be a factor in scoring.
            It could’ve gone either way, no robbery there.
            GGG won it with that brilliant jab of his.
            He was smaller…but still outjabbing his opponent…kinda like…mayw

          • TMT NYC-DA REAL GHOSTBUSTERS

            Oui, il le fait, monsieur! Il défendait son menton fragile.

          • Alfredo

            You are kidding me! Jacobs had a plan and he executed. Golovkin didn’t know what to do except cover up. Golovkin can’t counter punch its that simple.

          • Robert Archambault

            Tell Daniel Geale that GGG can’t counterpunch. You cannot counterpunch someone who refuses to attack.

          • Alfredo

            You should go back and watch the fight. If you think Danny Jacobs was running then your definition of running needs further explanation. Danny Jacobs used awesome footwork which by the way is the first thing you learn in boxing. Golovkin is a hard puncher – that’s it!

          • Robert Archambault

            345 amateur wins, 37 pro wins and you think he is ‘a hard puncher’? You are a total ass and YDKSAB. Nothing more to say to you.

          • Alfredo

            Calm down, relax. You can’t pull rank when you think Jacobs “came to survive and figured that he could steal a round or two and maybe steal a win”. I didn’t say Jacobs won, I think DeLuca scored it correctly. But Golovkin did not show anything in the fight other than his punching power. He didn’t cut the ring. He didn’t counter. He didn’t faint. He didn’t set traps. Nada!

          • Alfredo

            That wasn’t an off night that’s a preview of things to come. Alvarez will starch him!! I hope that gets made.

        • Mark Smith

          I agree Bob i do not see what the big fuss is about very boring dull fight even with a knockdown to me GGG looked flat and Jacobs looked scared or shy or timid imo

          • Alfredo

            The fight was great! Jacobs looked great!! Golovkin was in with a fighter who had a game plan.

        • Harry

          I agree: a very low work rate from both fighters and their unwillingness to take risks

          • Robert Archambault

            At times I felt like I was watching the Lee – Quillin fight there were so few punches being thrown.

      • Jamaal Abdul-Rahim

        Or, he could get knocked out.

        • BobbyPFalcon

          You mean GGG of course… lol Just kidding.
          Of course he could. That’s why we want to see it again!

        • Joel Ripley

          Very doubtful I’ve never seen a boxer that can take a punch like Triple G

    • Frank-dogg

      I agree. I had it 114-113 for Jacobs. Very tough fight. It all came down on who won the last round. I gave it to Danny. Would love to see a rematch, but I think GGG’s team is eyeing on a bigger fight with little cinnamon. I will rewatch and score the fight again. See if I get the same conclusion.

      • Harry

        GGG is ready to give Danny a rematch and it could happen in December 2017 if everything goes as planned. I mean GGG would like to finally unify the division with Saunders on June 10 in Kazakhstan, then fight Canelo in September and if he beats Canelo then a rematch with Jacobs late in December. What a schedule!

    • Harry

      He was amazingly competitive but no way he pulled this off, just look at his face after the fight and at Golovkin’s face. 231 punches landed for Golovkin vs 175 landed for Jacobs. Danny lost on all counts, but what a valorous effort. He ended Golovkin’s ko streak, which is already a no trivial achievement.

      • Mark Smith

        I agree and I cant think of any round i gave to Jacobs but it was such a dull fight maybe i was text messaging too many people and thinking of other things once i saw that jacobs didnt come to win or take the title even though my eyes were glued to the tv

        • BobbyPFalcon

          You keep saying you weren’t watching in your posts. I watched every second and Jacobs was winning exchanges and backing GGG up. That said, it was a close fight. But you clearly demonstrate that you weren’t watching if you think Jacobs was backing up the whole fight.

          • Mark Smith

            I respect your opinion homie

        • Joel Ripley

          I think Jacobs did come to win but the Best Man won

  • Larry Connor

    Gggg just stepped up in competition by a small amount for was in the fight of his life. (Actually loss the fight), but I can see it going either way. #ggghasbeenexposed

    • DBone

      Says the guy that says you have to go with the judges no matter what

      • Larry Connor

        True, the judges said ggg won, but you all bitched to high heaven about Ward.

        • DBone

          Those fights aren’t even remotely the same. Jacobs winning 7 rds in that fight is def fair even if I don’t agree

    • Mitchell Nelms

      You’re a fucking moron, always have been… He got punched and lost a few rounds, EXPOSED GOLOVKIN! I knew there’d be fools like you, I just didn’t expect them quite so early.

      • Jayo2.0

        Lost a few like 7 or 8.

        • Mitchell Nelms

          …and a knockdown makes it a draw.

          • Jayo2.0

            Fine, I agree with you, it should’ve been a draw.

          • Joey Ruthless

            Mathematically, in a fight with one knockdown and no other point deductions, a draw is not possible…..

          • BN

            Unless the judges score one of the rounds a draw, which they probably very rarely do.

          • Joey Ruthless

            You’re right BN, was justly going to edit my post with the addendum that even rounds are rare….so rare I think I’ve done it twice and it’s usually a case of blatant inactivity….

          • Jayo2.0

            I didn’t double-check the math and was just being sarcastic. I had it 114 – 113 for Jacobs at worst.

          • Joey Ruthless

            No prob jay, very close fight, a few rounds, like 2,6,7 and maybe 8 very close….I think it could’ve gone either way…..

          • Jody Hanna

            Yes it is

      • Larry Connor

        Your moms a moron. GGG looks like the real deal against lowly opponents, but put him in the ring with someone with even a small amount of skills and ggg fights for his life.

        Nothing to see here. No drama. And poor little drama loss

        • Mitchell Nelms

          My moms a what? Oh dear… Larry, you fucking freak of nature straight from the asshole of the primordial ooze. He won the first half of the fight, give or take a round, if you didn’t see it that way then you’re not viewing the fight objectively. A few of the rounds were a toss up and could have gone for either fighter. Yet, he was ‘exposed’.

          • Larry Connor

            It’s called, ” Cause and Effect”. You resorting to knuckle dragging, cave man intellect using name calling so I decided to play your petty game. So don’t pretend to be butt hurt because I got down in the mud with you.

            I do not know what fight you were watching, but Jacobs won clear and precise victory in my opinion. Could other people see it as a toss up???? Yes.

            My point of ggg being exposed is the fact that; that the first time this so called “ATG” (by his fanatics) steps in a “perceived” step up in completion. He’s fighting for his life in the ring. Not a good look if he thought that he could beat the likes of Bhop, Hagler, heck even Jermain Taylor.

          • BobbyPFalcon

            Taylor in his prime easily KO’s GGG. Froch in his prime knocks him out of the ring.

          • Larry Connor

            I agree, yes it’s easy to say ggg is a monster beating up on no hopefuls, but the minute he stepped in the ring with an ordinary guy, ( Jacob is not a world beater in the grand scheme of middle weigh history) like Jacobs. GGG is fighting tooth and nail just to squeak out a victory. So yea, Dougy Fisher abd friends can keep all those mythical matchups concerning ggg. 😂😂😂😂😂😂

          • Mark Smith

            no disrespect but fighting for his life homie??? from a backward and sideways moving person who landed 175 punches in a 12 round middleweight fight?? i respectfully strongly disagree ; jacobs was scared and gun shy and not assertive or aggressive for most of the fight

          • Larry Connor

            It was a toss up fight at the end of 12 rounds. Meaning that ggg had to find a way to pull the fight out against a ordinary fighter. There were a few moments where ggg was grabbing, holding and moving as well. Let’s not get it confused. Ggg was not a heat seaking rocket in the ring as he’s normally is against non athletic guys he normally fights.

            At the end of the day I do not buy all the bull crap about ggg would destroy this guy and that guy in the top 15 of MW history. I wanted to see ggg fight a regular guy for a change so I can asses how good ggg really is and now I’ve found out. Ggg is very solid, but not special.

    • Charlie U.

      For months, you were saying it was a bad fight, and a mismatch. You clearly no nothing about boxing. You should never comment again. We’d all be happier.

      • Larry Connor

        I stand by my assessment. Jacobs is not an elite world beater. He’s good for the watered down division he’s in. Now after saying all of that, ggg went life and death with the kid.

        GGG is a bum hiding behind “NO ONE WILL FIGHT ME” marketing jingles as I expected.

        • Sam Young

          You’re a Bum Biased Commenter.

          • Larry Connor

            No your fighter is a “bum” and has been exposed as a well groomed marketing tool to get Rich in a weak division.

        • DBone

          I bet you said similar things about Floyd after the Maidana fight. By which I mean I bet you didn’t.

          • Larry Connor

            The difference between Floyd and ggg. Floyd has been tested by elite fighters early in his career unlike ggg who has bit fought an “ELITE” fighter yet! No hoppers and an ordinary guy like Jacobs does not factor. He struggled mightily with Jacobs.

            Another difference between Floyd and ggg. Floyd gives immediate rematches in those toss up controversial situations. Ggg won’t do that. He will try to milk all the money he can before he becomes completely exposed. 😂😂😂😂😂

          • DBone

            Like Oscar 😂😂😂😂💩😂😂😂🤗🤗😋🤗🤗🚬🚬😱 can always count on you to be a hypocrite and uselessly over use emojis

          • Larry Connor

            No one except you and a few of your buddies thought Oscar won the fight. Reaching at its best. 😂😂😂😂. You are a 🤡🤡

          • DBone

            Sorry I didn’t read the part where I said I thought Oscar won. But as usual you’re the king of moving the goal posts. Also of stupid nonsense, random opinions that change to suit you and selling shitty cars that breakdown 2 miles after leaving the dealership

          • Larry Connor

            You hide behind insinuations instead of being direct. That’s why you bought up oscars name then backed off. You strike me as the type whoms afraid of responsibility and hides behind jokes.

            I’m quite sure you are a clown in your real life and a super hero in the comment sections. Get your finger out of your dog’s ass and get a life of your own.

          • DBone

            Wow I hope English is your second language. There were no insinuations and I directly stated, with facts, that once again you’re wrong and you just make shit up to suit you. I guess we can add insinuation and direct to the long list of words you don’t use properly. Since you’re stupid as fuck I guess I have to explain to you I brought up Oscar after you falsely claimed that Floyd always gave rematches after close fights. Are you really this fn dumb and hypocritical or are you just havin a laugh?

          • Larry Connor

            In your rush attempts at being unfunny and an ass hole, you fail to read or comprehend what I wrote. I said Floyd gives rematches in those toss up controversial fights.

            Only you and your few rapist friends believe the Oscar fight fits the description of being a toss up or controversial. Again, you are a 🤡

          • DBone

            At least you didn’t make unfunny into two words I guess. It wasn’t any less close then the fight last night. But as usual you’re biased so it doesn’t matter

      • Sam Young

        It’s spelled Know not no.

        • Charlie U.

          Typo, fool. I was rushing.

    • Rick

      The same way Ward lost to Kovalev right?

      • Jayo2.0

        Ward DID lose to Kovalev.

      • Larry Connor

        At the end of the day, the judges picked the money over the fighter. GGG has more money promise

        • BobbyPFalcon

          The elephant in the room…

    • Sam Young

      Just like Andre Ward was exposed !!!

  • Jayo2.0

    I thought GGG was just being patient and waiting to take it to the next level if need be, but that next level never came. Floyd lost to Castillo and GGG lost to Jacobs, except on the judges bizarro world scorecards.

    • Giuseppe

      Nah. He couldn’t find that level. He tried. Hard.

    • Giuseppe

      Nah. He couldn’t find that level. He tried. Hard.

  • Avery Benitez

    I thought it would have been a draw without the knockdown so i had him winning by narrowest of margins. Gotta do more than that to unseat a champion and to be honest i think GGG got caught up in the Daniel is a better boxer/He’s gonna check your chin” talk and decided to try to box all night. Which in the end may have been the only way to win but after round 8 Danny’s face began to swell and what he hit GGG with didn’t seem to have that much mustard on it. GGG basically decided to cruise because A. He honestly thought he did enough to win or B. He did not want to get knocked out going in for the kill. Either way its just not how we are used to seeing GGG fight. Danny should move up to 168 and he would definitely win a belt up there. After this fight I can honestly say GGG’s best years may really be behind him, but I still want to watch him fight.

    • Mitchell Nelms

      He did fight a very conservative and calculated fight, he should’ve opened up after the knockdown and put Jacobs away. But, he went back to jabbing.

    • Sam Young

      I agree with you 100% GGG needed to throw some quick powerful body punches, instead of head hunting. I never heard Abel Sanchez tell GGG to throw body punches. Abel Sanchez is an Overrated Trainer.

  • Captain Save-a-Hoe

    Yeah yeah yeah. GGG “exposed” now. Nevermind that Jacobs inflated himself and refused a weigh in. Sound familiar? There’s another fighter out there who refuses weigh in.

    • Jay

      He weighed in at 159 a day before. No harm done. Jacobs won and you are making excuses.

      • BobbyPFalcon

        And only one of the belts required the 170 weight. Also, Jacobs’ team made it clear they had no intention of doing that weigh-in so there were no surprises.

  • Sam Young

    GGG won the Fight narrowly. I thought they might give it to Danny Jacobs. Danny fought a great fight, his Chin held up and his speed was good. Golovkin has about 2 years left at most. Fight at Middleweight only, you’re getting old GGG.

    • Left Hook

      I felt GGG won 7-5. Punch stat agreed. Danny couldn’t avoid the jab. I don’t know why GGG didn’t go to the body.

  • Sam Young

    The same people who say Jacobs won are the same people who say Andre Ward won. Biased Hypocrisy.

    • Jayo2.0

      No way. Jacobs and Kovalev won, period, at least in reality.

    • BobbyPFalcon

      Actually that isn’t so in my case. I thought Ward clearly lost just like GGG clearly lost tonight.

  • Michel Desgrottes

    I had it 114-113 for DJ, boxing is subjective though, and the KD hurt danny, such is life, but I had danny winning

    • Skyler

      Great unbiased comment Michael after ur prediction. I think it could have gone either way, but Jacobs basically fought the perfect fight. He won the power punching stat but lost in overall punches by quite a few. I don’t feel like GGG landed that many more overall though.

      • Robert Archambault

        He lost the power punch stat. GGG landed 48%, Jacobs only 39%.

        • Harry

          38% vs 32%, 231 landed for GGG vs 175 for Jacobs. But Jacobs ended Golovkin’s ko streak, kudos to him. GGGG should have ended him in 4th but could not, age clearly catching up on him, what a pity. Pirog would give Golovkin a run for his money.

          • Mark Smith

            Great points Harry I just thought it was a very boring nondescript fight and GGG could be slipping due to age but I cannot say that for sure because Danny did not push or challenge him at all like Mr. Kell Brook did and that really showed Golovkin’s true championship mettle that I thought he was getting out slugged and out boxed by Brook and lost the first 3 rounds IMO to turn it on in round 4 and land such savage, pinpoint heat seeking missiles that he broke my fighter’s orbital bone and dispatched of him with vicious distinction and clarity that I was super impressed because I wanted Brook to win and I was jumping for joy for 3 rounds and then he turned it up 3 notches and went into seek and destroy mode and it was such a beautiful thing to behold even though the fighter i wanted to win lost! I do not want to see Jacobs vs GGG II as the first fight sucked and Jacobs didn’t do very much with the opportunity he had once again even though I wanted him to win and felt that he had the tools to win but I didn’t know enough about him to make that assumption especially how terrible his trainer was

          • jebib

            I have mixed feelings about Jacobs vs GGG II. I don’t think GGG established dominance over Jacobs, so another matchup makes sense. Having said that would I shell out a PPV to watch, NO.

          • Harry

            Exactly, Mark, Golovkin’s face was marked a lot more after 4 rounds with Kell than after 12 rounds with Danny. This is clear evidence that Jacobs was never even close to hurting GGG unlike game Brook.

          • Robert Archambault

            Those are the TOTAL punch stats, not the power punch stats.
            As for Pirog, it would be a completely different style of fight as Pirog would come to fight, not to survive. That would have been a genuine war.

    • Ben Willis

      Can’t argue with that.

    • jorge linares

      I had Jacobs winning by 115-112.
      I don’t know how all three judges gave GGG the 8th and 9th round I thought Jacobs executed his game plan perfectly during those 2 rounds

      • Left Hook

        Executing a game plan and inflicting more damage/landing more punches are 2 different things. Danny fought well, but was being out landed in almost every round.

        • Harry

          Very true and Danny could not hurt GGG with his slap shots.

      • Harry

        And I had it 116:111 for GGG so what? In the ninth round GGG almost finished Danny off, but I agree that the 8th round should go to Jacobs.

    • TNT

      I had it 115-113 or Jacobs. Nothing subjective about examining who lands the clean, punches (as opposed to partially blocked punches that should not score), who is effectively aggressive, and who is making the other miss. Ring generalship is a vague concept. Still, I had Jacobs winning. It was a fairly competitive fight in which Jacobs really proved that he isn’t some glass jawed push-over.

    • TNT

      I had it 115-113 or Jacobs. Nothing subjective about examining who lands the clean, punches (as opposed to partially blocked punches that should not score), who is effectively aggressive, and who is making the other miss. Ring generalship is a vague concept. Still, I had Jacobs winning. It was a fairly competitive fight in which Jacobs really proved that he isn’t some glass jawed push-over.

  • Ben Willis

    As soon as Golovkin’s in a close fight the conspiracy theorists come out. Get some perspective. Jacobs put in a good performance but you have to do more than that to take the titles? He didn’t dominate by any means.

    • BobbyPFalcon

      Jacobs seemed to get a clear win, though. He was also doing great work to GGG’s body throughout. You are right that he didn’t dominate but a win should be a win. The better man tonight didn’t get the nod he earned. I see Jacobs doing even better in a rematch.

      • Ben Willis

        It was in no way clear for either fighter. A close decision either way or a draw is fine with me.

        • BobbyPFalcon

          I can’t argue too vigorously. I just saw a clear win by Jacobs. The UK announcers were as stunned as GGG. GGG clearly looked beaten just prior to the reading of the scores and that is very telling.

          • Sam Young

            And I suppose you had Andre Ward winning his fight with Sergey Kovalev. Oh please give me a break, GGG won a very narrow decision to a Big Fast Middleweight. Maybe next time Danny will win.

          • BobbyPFalcon

            I had Kovalev clearly winning. No need to try to place your ideas in other’s heads. Why would you make that assumption anyway? Either way, I saw Jacobs winning exchanges more often than GGG was throughout the course of the fight. No doubt it was a close fight. I think he would do even better next time, but stop with the “you think this – so you must think that as well” nonsense.

      • jebib

        That is a provocative observation. I think that there will be another fight. And you will be very right or very wrong. In my opinion the answer depends on whether Jacobs fought his career fight (like a Buster Douglas) or we are witnessing the maturing of a world quality fighter.

        • BobbyPFalcon

          Guesses often work like that, lol. At any rate, Jacobs seemed to solve GGG over the course of the fight so I couldn’t see it as a fluke performance. GGG is very good but he went up against a guy that knew how to use his length and turn him. That’s why I saw a fairly close but clear win for Jacobs. I can’t argue too hard at anyone who disagrees as I really enjoyed all the fights tonight.

    • Jody Hanna

      You don’t need to dominate to win a fight, you just need one more point than the other guy, whoever it is.

      • Ben Willis

        True. It just seems that a lot of fans are convinced Golovkin lost because he underperformed and didn’t get the expected KO. Jacobs exceeded expectations but I still don’t think his offence was great. Defensively, he was pretty good and the best Golovkin has faced.

        • Mark Smith

          To me the best he faced was Kell Brook even though i think Jacobs is a good fighter and his great athleticism and talent he underperformed to me imo as i thought he had a great chance to beat golovkin by taking the fight to him backing him up and showing that he was the bigger, younger and stronger fighter but instead he did the exact opposite and boxed and moved and wasn’t forceful or assertive for most of the fights because to be fair he did let go of his punches a couple of times but GGG was wide open to be hit with the straight left and uppercut which he did catch him with cleanly once but instead of pouncing on him he stopped and backed up WTF lol

          • Steve Coleman

            I think that Jacobs is clearly the best that GGG has faced. Brook is a welterweight who got stopped before half the fight was over (doesn’t matter how much he blew up in weight, GGG even said he could not feel his punches and it felt like sparring). How is Kell the best that GGG has faced? You may not realize how insulting this statement is to Golovkin.

            To make my point with an exaggerated example, if a heavyweight fights the greatest featherweight the world has ever seen, and wins, would that featherweight then be the best that this heavyweight has ever faced? No, because of the weight difference. If Kell and GGG were in the same weight class, then yes, Kell might’ve gave Golovkin a run for his money. Kell landed shots, but GGG recklessly walked right through them with little regard for Kell’s power (he said it himself in the post fight interview). Golovkin ‘did not’ do this last Saturday with Jacobs. He was very careful and mindful of Jacobs power because he was fighting another skilled middleweight.

            There are weight divisions for a reason, and Brook did not belong at middleweight, and him moving back down to welter means that he knows he cannot compete at MW or JMW. Also, Brook has not even proved that he was the best WW. The eye test does not count, so far Brook has only beaten one quality welterweight in Porter. The Jo Jo Dan, Frankie Gavin, Kevin Bizier and Carson Jones level opponents don’t count (and he had trouble with Jones in their first fight). The fact that he was considered GGG’s best opponent (and you still consider him so) is really a shocking statement about Gennady’s resume.

    • Mark Smith

      Amen brother

  • 90s swagger

    Danny Jacobs should have been crowned middleweight champion of the world.
    Great showing from Jacobs.
    Very disappointing performance from GGG.

  • Larry Connor

    After going life and death with his first certifiable sort of competition, I believe I have seen enough to know that ggg would not beat the likes of RJJ, B Hop, James Tony etc. guys we’re saying that ggg was almost unbeatable

    • Ciscostudent561

      Naw he smashes Bhop lol get out.

      • Larry Connor

        If u say so

  • Richard Bear Bailey

    I had it the same as Harold. 114-113 with the knockdown being the deciding factor. I doubt their will be a re-match, but for once Golovkin looked human. Maybe Canelo will take the fight now. Also in fairness and to point this out. Jacobs was easily a cruiserweight on fight night. What the fuck is that about lol. That’s Victor Conte for you.

  • Ciscostudent561

    Lost in the drowning voices of controversy is the reality that Jacobs IS that good and we had a great fight. Awesome night that delivered. MW just got even better.
    Jacobs vs Lemieux
    Jacobs vs Charlo
    Jacobs vs Canelo
    Canelo vs Lemieux
    Canelo vs Charlo
    Etc..
    Who doesn’t wanna see these?

    • BN

      Jacobs vs GGG-rematch

      • Harry

        And also Lemieux vs GGG rematch

    • Sidewinder

      Charlo vs GGG

    • Robert Archambault

      I think Jacobs will have trouble continuing to make 160 and may well end up moving up soon. I would not mind seeing a rematch before he does or a rematch down the line at 168.

    • Mitchell Nelms

      Jacobs versus Lemieux would be a helluva fight, they’re both big middleweights.

    • Harry

      Great matchups. My prediction: Lemmy kos Jacobs, Jacobs outpoints Charlo and Canelo, Canelo vs Lemieux is a draw, Charlo outpoints Canelo but can be robbed by judges.

  • Left Hook

    GGG threw 60 more punches. Landed 60 more punches. Scored a clean knockdown. Shouldn’t be a surprise he got the decision.

    • Ciscostudent561

      Overall punch stats are a weak argument. You have to go rd to rd and furthermore power punches and punch variety matters. All GGG really landed was his jab. Jacobs consistently landed the combos, body shots and won exchanges. This fight could go either way. I don’t have GGG winning from what I saw but I wouldn’t call it robbery.

      • Robert Archambault

        Golovkin landed 49% of his power punches. Jacobs 39%.

        • Julius Kent

          Percentage does not matter. Case in point. I’ll throw 2 and hit both and you’ll throw 20 and hit 10. That’s a 100 percent for me and 50 percent for you.

          • Robert Archambault

            When you are dealing with higher volumes of punches, it does indeed make a difference. Why do people make ridiculous comparisons like this?

          • Steve Coleman

            Simple, because according to the compubox stats you shared, even though Golovkin landed a higher percentage of power shots, if you look more closely, it was Jacobs who landed the most power shots. Jacobs simply threw many more power shots. Danny landed 144/371 vs Gennady’s 126/259. Danny out landed GGG in power shots in 8 out of 12 rounds. And fights are judged on a round-by-round basis. GGG landed more jabs and Jacobs landed more power shots, again, according to compubox. So Julius Kent’s point is not a ‘ridiculous comparison’.

            That being said, compubox is basically olympic scoring, just people pressing buttons, it’s not infallible. It’s just two people, each watching only one of the fighters and pressing buttons corresponding to jabs or power punches connecting or missing. So it’s subjective (despite the ‘compu’ part of the name) and has the same errors that judges or anyone else watching would have, including biases (or possibly corruption). But people quote compubox stats as if they are ‘fact’, created by some kind of infallible computer. Also, of course, the judges don’t even have access to the compubox stats. Anyway, close fight.

          • Harry

            The problem is that Danny’s power shots are more like slap shots. He never was even close to hurting Gennady while every power punch thrown by Golovkin was very dangerous, even though most of them missed the target.

          • Steve Coleman

            OK, that’s your opinion. Those “slap shots” froze Gennady in moments, hurt him to the body, kept him cautious, diminished his usual output and kept him from just wading in like he usually does. Easy to say they didn’t hurt watching the fight, but Golovkin never said they didn’t hurt, unlike what he said after his fight with Kell Brook (he’s no middleweight, it was like sparing session, his punches did not hurt, etc.).

          • Robert Archambault

            Compubox stats are a guideline and the only one we have to follow. Use it or ignore it as you wish. Apart from the total number of punches landed, you have to land them effectively. Looking at both faces after the fight, it was obvious that Jacobs’s punches were ineffectual against GGG and his face had not a mark on it while Jacobs looked like he had taken a solid beating.

          • Steve Coleman

            Compubox is certainly not the only guideline that we have to follow. If that were true then the judges (who have no access to compubox stats) would not be able to do their jobs.

            And if I were ignoring the compubox stats then I wouldn’t have even known the stats. Based on my comment you can see that I looked at the compubox stats, I just pointed out details that you omitted when I responded to your remark of the ridiculousness of Julius Kent’s statement about percentages. His statement was not ridiculous, his reasoning was solid.

            Looking at their faces is only another metric. Did Pacquiao lose to Clottey, even though Pac’s face looked as bad as it has in any of his fights?

            And it is certainly obvious to me that Jacobs’ punches did have an affect on GGG. If Jacobs was not hurting GGG, then why didn’t GGG just wade in like he did against Kell Brook? Why was GGG so cautious and freeze on occasion? Jacobs’ punches were very effective, because they kept GGG from just running in as he did against lesser opponents, and GGG’s punch output was way down as a result. Both fighters got hurt several times in this fight, and it’s to their credit that they both fought through it. It’s easy for a fan to sit on a couch and say punches don’t hurt, but like Ali said, “all punches hurt”.

            It’s your opinion that Jacobs’ took a “solid beating” – fair enough. But there are many who believe otherwise and disagree with you, that’s what all the post fight debates are about, because it was a close fight. In my opinion no one took “a solid beating”, it was a close competitive fight, either way.

          • Robert Archambault

            Did I say anywhere that Jacobs took a solid beating? Nope. I just pointed out that he took more of a beating than he was able to give out and no one can tell me that GGG simply does not mark up because Brook, who certainly does not punch anywhere close to Jacobs’ power level, was able to mark up GGG’s face in their fight even though he was unable to really stun or shake him up. But people expect us to accept that Jacobs both stunned and shook up GGG but was unable to put so much as one mark on his face? Doesn’t work.

          • Steve Coleman

            “Looking at both faces after the fight, it was obvious that Jacobs’s punches were ineffectual against GGG and his face had not a mark on it while Jacobs looked like he had taken a solid beating.”

            And if you think that GGG did not have a mark on his face, then you should change your name to Ray Charles.

          • Harry

            GGG landed much harder punches than Jacobs who more slapped than punched and was not even close to hurting GGG.

          • Julius Kent

            Oh cmon, he was hurting GGG. Why do you think GGG was suddenly apprehensive? Watch it again.

      • Ben Willis

        GGG landed several clean, hard power punches but not the volume we’re used to seeing.

      • Left Hook

        Close fight. I had GGG winning. I think GGG made it easy to score as he was making Jacobs a bobblehead with his jab. Jacobs did good work, but I don’t think he did enough to win.

        • Mark Smith

          excellent point

        • Steve Coleman

          True that in several rounds GGG got it going with his jab, and he has a good jab. But to be fair, Golovkin also experienced quite a few bobblehead moments himself, he doesn’t have the greatest defense, and his biggest weakness is that he freezes when he is attacked, very little counterpunching ability since he has stepped up in competition. I agree it was aood close fight tho. But I think GGG did not look the same because Danny didn’t allow him to look the same. This is what happens when you step up your competition level.

          • Harry

            A very good observation about Golovkin freezing instead of counterpunching, but he held his arms high enough to catch most of Danny’s punches with his gloves and Danny is not a master of a lopping left or right hook.

    • Jay

      A push/flash knock down.

      • Robert Archambault

        Even Jacobs said he got tagged with a good shot. Not a push or flash KD at all.

      • Ben Willis

        Two clean shots put Jacobs down. Not a heavy KD but a pretty clear one. In any case, they’re all worth the same.

      • Harry

        A smaller guy dropped a bigger guy while the bigger guy was not even close to hurting the smaller guy. Isn’t that telling?

    • Harry

      Absolutely: even the faded and ageing GGG was too much for prime and much heavier Jacobs.

  • Robert Archambault

    One correction: GGG did not take Jacobs WBA ‘REGULAR’ belt, that belt was essentially discontinued tonight no matter who would have won.
    That being said, I found it to be a surprising fight. I will have to watch it again to really appreciate it but found it lacking in action on both fighters’ parts. No one was really hurt but I felt GGG landed the more meaningful shots as evidenced by Jacobs face at the end of the night while most of Jacobs shots were missing or caught by GGG’s gloves, shoulders and arms. Golovkin for whatever reason seemed to have left his killer instinct in the locker room and Jacobs never really put himself on the line enough to deserve taking the titles from the champion.
    I think it was a very close fight and a fair decision but would not have been disappointed if it had been called a draw. I do not feel Jacobs did enough to get the win.

    • Jody Hanna

      Because you are so pro Golovkin, you saying you wouldn’t have been disappointed with a draw is all the evidence anyone needs that Jacobs deserved the decision. Merci.

      • Carlos

        Bingo.

      • Robert Archambault

        No, because I believe you have to TAKE a championship title from the champion. Jacobs did not do enough to do that tonight. He would have needed at least one KD to do that in my book tonight. He was backing up most of the night and you do not win by going backwards.

        • Jody Hanna

          You do not need to TAKE a title from a champion, that is an old wive’s tale. You need to win by one point on one judge’s scorecard, look back through history, it’s happened plenty of times. As for not winning going backwards, since when? Again, look bak through history. Effective aggresion is important, non effective aggresion less so.

          • Robert Archambault

            And Jacobs was lacking in ANY kind of aggression in this fight.

          • Jody Hanna

            I think you need to start watching fights witb both eyes open.

          • Ben Willis

            Jacobs deserves far more credit than that; he was trading with Golovkin. It was his trainer who was discouraging him from getting involved. Probably rightly so, he would’ve lost more widely fighting toe-to-toe?

          • Giuseppe

            I don’t think so. He was doing the better in those trade offs. He has his number. If they fought again I’d back Jacobs.

          • Ben Willis

            I thought the exchanges were fairly even in terms of punches landed, but Golovkin was doing more damage. It’s a huge leap to say Jacobs has his number.

          • Giuseppe

            I don’t think so. He was doing the better in those trade offs. He has his number. If they fought again I’d back Jacobs.

          • Robert Archambault

            We will never know. Maybe if he had chosen to fight it out, Jacobs may have been able to push GGG back and won the fight. But he chose not to mix it up except when pushed. Jacobs needed to be the one pushing the action to get the win.

          • Giuseppe

            Not when he was landing combination uppercut to the face!

          • Mark Smith

            great point homie jacobs landed the best uppercut of the year but then he stepped back and moved away instead of jumping on a smaller disinterested fighter imo

          • Giuseppe

            Not when he was landing combination uppercut to the face!

          • Harry

            Moreso he lacked the ability to do any damage to Golovkin whose face was a lot cleaner after 12 rounds with Danny than after 4 rounds with Kell Brook

          • Robert Archambault

            GGG’s face was unmarked to the point where he did not even appear to have been in a fight at the post fight presser. Jacobs came out with dark glasses on to hide the damage to his face.

          • Harry

            Golovkin took too long to prepare his attack and seemed hesitant to let his hands go. Alan Fox was absolutely right saying that GGG fought Jacob’s fight instead of imposing his own slugfest style on him.

          • Robert Archambault

            No disagreement. GGG still deserved the win.

        • Chris Stans

          If a belt is supposed to represent the best in a division, why would there be a scoring bias towards the belt holder? If u need said bias to win, then u are not the best

      • Carlos

        He is not a boxing fan, he is a GGG fan. Real boxing fans are always upset with a shit decision. it’s never fair to cheat a man of a win in boxing, because of the danger involved.

        • Sam Young

          And I suppose you think Andre Ward beat Kovalev LOL !!!

          • Carlos

            no I don’t, i thought Kovalev won, why would that matter on this decision ?

      • Harry

        Danny would have lost even in an amateur match and in a pro fight he should have lost by a much wider margin like 116:111. The only rounds where Jacobs fought toe-to-toe with Golovkin were 6-8 and 10-11.

    • jebib

      I don’t know if I am agreeing with you but I am of the opinion that Champions do not lose their belts on close fights. And that was a close fight. It seemed GGG made the fight and with few exceptions was the aggressor. He defended his belts playing the role I would expect from Jacobs if he wanted to take the belt.

  • JGC

    One thing I noticed about the fight is that GGG has a head made of concrete, but doesn’t seem to handle body shots all that well.

    • BobbyPFalcon

      That is why Jacob’s win seemed so clear. But it was a great fight I want to see again. Jacobs should get some credit either way.

  • 90s swagger

    Looks like GGG vs Canelo will be happening after all?

  • hunger pains

    After seeing all the sucky Ward fans justify that ridiculous decision over Kovalev, I’m not going to apologize for this at all. Even if it was kind of cheesy and uninspiring

    • Steve Coleman

      Kovalev-Ward has nothing to do with Golovkin-Jacobs. Although both fights were interesting. We all want to see the best fight the best, and IMO contrasting styles makes things more interesting.

  • Vincent Howard

    This fight was very close…everyone thought DJ was gonna stretched so the fact he actually fought may have colored some opinions…personally I saw it 6 – 6 (or GGG by 1) but can see how huge fans will see it for their guy

    GGG beats Canelo (way overrated) though

    • Colin Mc Flurry.

      50/50
      In my opinion.

  • Charlie U.

    I thought Jacobs won. He landed the bigger punches.

    • Harry

      If he landed bigger punches Golovkin would be hurt, but Gennady’s face was a lot cleaner after 12 rounds with Danny than after 4 rounds with Kell Brook

  • ciobanu catalin

    not fair

  • Sean Brown

    I am a fan of GGG. He has skill, power, and class and is, arguably, the best middleweight today, but this puts to rest, once and for all his placement as a middleweight great. I cannot imagine the fighter that I saw tonight prevailing against Robinson, Lamotta, Monzon, Griffith, Hagler, Leonard, Hearns, Duran, Hopkins or even Benitez. However, his career is still in progress,and he may yet redeem himself somewhat.

    • Jody Hanna

      Benitez? At middleweight?

    • DBone

      You realize those guys weren’t perfect every night right? Robinson lost to Tiger Jones, Hopkins to Taylor, Duran to Kirkland Laing. I could go on. Ok maybe Monzon was perfect

      • Steve Coleman

        They also had much better resumes. So why would anyone say that GGG was better than them?

        • DBone

          No one did

          • Steve Coleman

            many did, including his trainer Abel – but OK.

          • DBone

            I meant no one in this conversation claimed that. If other people said that you’ll heave to ask them.

  • jebib

    I have a problem with the word “escape”. Sure it was an extremely close fight but the scoring says no. If GGG would have lost the 12th round he still would have won majority decision: therefore no escape. I’m glad I didn’t have the responsibility to judge the fight.

    • ceylon mooney

      i thought it was close, closer than 115-112. i did not expect to see both Jacobs showin quality like was. and i think golovkin aged real quick at the end.

      • Robert Archambault

        I think by the end, GGG was simply tired of trying to make a fight of it with someone who was not interested in fighting. I think this was the lowest total punch output I have ever seen in a GGG fight. From what we could hear in the corners, that is how Jacobs team thought they could win the fight… by not engaging any more than necessary. Champions have to want to win and need to be willing to put everything on the line. Jacobs did not do that.

        • Ben Willis

          I can’t blame Jacobs for trying to outbox him from distance. Why should he play into Golovkin’s hands by staying in range? Jacobs didn’t run for twelve rounds. Golovkin needed to cut Jacobs off and hit the body to slow him down. He didn’t do that very well.

          • Robert Archambault

            Did I ever say that this was a great performance by GGG? Nope. It wasn’t/ But he did more than Jacobs did and He was the aggressor throughout the fight. As I have said in other posts, the fight did not impress me at all and if there is a rematch, I certainly hope they pull out all the stops.

        • Joey Dirt

          Neither did ggg he never went after him only settled for what jacobs left him with and he didn’t dominate or show he was the better man, the fight went Jacobs way, at the end of the fight you could see he was not confident he won and considering the expectations for him he lost, even if he got the decision the feeling is he lost so either way the real winner is jacobs

        • Jorge

          Too many excuses for GGG, a great fighter ends Jacobs within 6. You think Jacobs last 6 with Hagler? GTFOH

  • Sidewinder

    I wonder what Algieri and Conte fed to Jacobs. I want to know that stuff, it works. Jacobs lasted 12 rounds with GGG contrary to what so many are saying and its a close fight.

  • Mark Slain

    a 10-8 round had an impact on the score cards as well as how the judges see the fight considering the knockdown…

    • Jody Hanna

      But according to the judges, GGG still would have gotten the decision without it.

      • Steve Coleman

        Exactly, the judges were going to give GGG the fight even with no knockdown.

  • NeverReadTheComments

    Jacobs won. ggg lost .

  • Jac Howard

    Iam a big GGG fan but he lost didnt use the jab only round he did to the same effect as the lemxuiex fight he got a knockdown but after that he was following jacobs around like a lost pup eating jabs and hooks looked confused as hell missing the target a quite soft chin terrible performamce from him and roman to wtf was that ill just walk into your punches all night again the one round where he sidestepped left right left right he land cracking shots at angles but after that walked into shots all night long was out muscled out hustled and finally met a man whose style was able to counter his and simply put the way to bet him and GGG is punches jn bunch’s non stop 3 min x 12 and thats what the thai did

  • Joel Almestica

    All of you saying Jacobs won the fight learn how to score a fight.

    The fight was indeed close and extremely contested round by round but when rounds are close the nod will usualy go to the fighter pushing forward and chasing the fight because it’s him who is creating the action and as a result a fighters puts himself in a more vulnerable position. Any real fighter understands this.

    Btw, the fact Jacobs trainer told him to stick and move and attempt to cruise himself to a decision round per round after he got KD made me sick to my stomach. It reminded me all those boxers Pacquiao fought that would run backward for 12 straight rounds.

    I gpt GGG winning this 115-112 but I can understand a 114-113. Anything lower than that is overdoing it.

    GGG look shitty tonight because 90% of the fight he had to put himself in position to be counter punch by Jacobs given that Jacobs refuse to chase the fight after that KD. He felt GGG’s power and got on his bycicl
    End of srory

    • Joey Dirt

      So why couldn’t ggg cut the ring and ko him if he’s such a badass and instead had to wait on Jacobs and fight his fight, was he scared cuz I saw Jacobs taunting ggg with his hands down and if Jacobs didn’t chase the fight neither did ggg, that’s why Jacobs won, tell me why ggg won when he didn’t do more than Jacobs and you could see in his face that he wasn’t sure he won which he did not according to unbiased fans

    • Jorge

      GGG looked shitty because he sidnt throw enough combos and doesn’t have great stamina. A guy like Chavez St or Duran eat Jacobs alive.

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    • Adam Davies

      I thought Jacobs was generally smart about when he engaged and when he moved. You only need to win 2 rounds to level out a knockdown, you don’t need to get reckless, especially when it happens early. No issue with Jacobs staying mobile after the knockdown, I had him a round up by that point anyway.

    • Dan B

      That was Mayweathers style staying on the ropes countering and reading his opponent and winning all his fights.
      Do you really know how to score a good fight.
      Jacobs won, look at GGG face when he heard his name as the winner.
      HBO sucks for boxing!!

      • Alfredo

        DeLuca had it right!! Jacobs gave away those rounds. I have Jacobs in a rematch.

    • TNT

      Do you even know how to score a boxing match? Obviously not. There is something called EFFECTIVE AGGRESSION. Hence, following somebody in itself is not effective unless said boxer is landing clean punches (meaning that punches that are not partially blocked, which do not count in scoring).

      I had Jacobs winning 115-113

      • disqus_EewaFe3EB6

        He’s a casual my friend

    • Alfredo

      I think DeLuca had the correct score.
      The reason why Golovkin did not look impressive is because Jacobs had the right game plan. Jacobs lost the fight. He could have gone after Golovkin but that 4th round knock down placed doubts in his mind.
      Golovkin cant counter punch, its that simple. If they rematch Jacobs is going to throw more combinations. Jacobs in a rematch.
      You must have fallen asleep the 2nd half of the fight!! That wasn’t a bicycle that was an elliptical with gloves on the handles, “stick and move”.

  • jah

    CLOSE close fight..The right guy won though

  • Joey Dirt

    Great fight Jacobs won imo, now we just need Chavez to win to stop these two overhyped clowns and get Chavez vs jacobs

  • Harry

    It’s clear that Golovkin has started slowing down. I thought it was my misperception of his Brook fight, but that’s just the case. He is slower than usual, sloppier than usual, misses more than before. He is clearly past his prime. Jacobs fought the best fight of his life and still this was not enough for him to take the straps from Gennady. He has nobody to blame but himself: he could never hurt or wobble Golovkin while Golovkin did that on a number of times and this was clearly written on Danny’s face. What a pity that Pirog is injured, for this is the man to deliver Golovkin his first defeat.

    • Steve Coleman

      That’s my perception also, but I just thought it was because Golovkin is facing better competition. His resume was a bit wanting before the Brook fight, and I thought it was terrible that Brook at that time was considered his best opponent, considering Kell is a welterweight. Now many think that Jacobs won. I thought it could’ve gone either way. I never really believed in the excessive claims for Roman or Gennady,, it was mostly a great marketing job. But both of these fights last Saturday were very competitive.

      • Harry

        I feel Golovkin’s last fight at his prime was Lemieux who is a very game and legit fighter, which he proved by knocking Stevens out cold – something that GGG failed to do. So now after Lemieux has improved and GGG has faded it would be interesting how Lemieux vs GGG rematch and Lemieux vs Jacobs would unfold. Lemmy can definitely crack and if he lands clean on Danny it could be lights out. But even though Golovkin is slowing down he is still good enough to beat Canelo and Charlo. Eubank Jr. would be a dangerous opponent for GGG. Unless Gennady knocks him out in the initial rounds (Chris is known to be a slow starter), Eubank can definitely pull off an upset. Charlo is still unproven at MW so I do not rate his chances as too high. For now Golovkin’s best chin in the sport has come to his rescue.

  • philoe bedoe

    Was I watching the same fight?
    I thought Jacobs was the clear winner…………

    • Adam Davies

      I thought Jacobs edged a close fight. No major issue with the decision but a bit surprised none of the judges liked Jacobs.

      • philoe bedoe

        My thoughts as well.
        You would have expected Jacobs to have the nod, especially in his home town……….

  • Larry Connor

    Before this fight. People were saying ggg would beat Hagler, hearns, Bhop and RJJ at middle weight.

    I think we can officially stop all of those fake mythical matchups concerning ggg from this point on

    • Left Hook

      One fight does not a career make…BTW..nobody has picked him over RJJ.

      • Larry Connor

        Oh, I beg to differ. You had nut jobs in a few different comment sections making those claims.
        One fight makes a difference when it comes to my opinion to how a guy will fare against an elite fighter or guys in higher weight classes.

        All I wanted to see was ggg in a ring with someone with at least a boxing pulse and last night it happened. Yes ggg won according to the judges, but ggg is highly suspect moving forward. I can see the same thing that happen to Kell Brooks when he jumped up 2 Weight classes to fight triple G, be the same thing that happens to triple G if he had the balls to jump up 2 weight classes. Anyway ggg should stay at MW now that I’ve seen him up against Jacobs. It’s the perfect place for him. Ggg will be safe there

        • Left Hook

          I was glad to see Jacobs give a good account of himself as well.

    • Dee Money

      I don’t think GGG is better than Hagler, Hearns, RJJ at MW (maybe on par with BHop). BUt to make that assessment based heavily on a fight he had a month before he turns 35 is giving too much credence to a small sample size past someone’s prime.

      To put it into perspective, by the time Hearns was GGGs age he was a LHW with a loss to Barkley, Jones had moved up to heavy, and Hagler had long since retired. Yup, I love Marvin Hagler but his last win came at 31.

      Most people when discussing mythical matchups don’t base it off what the fighter did when he was past his prime (save for guys who fought in weight classes later in their career or guys who fought into a late age).

      10 years from now when people make mythical matchups about GGG, they will most likely be talking about him from 2011-15

  • Left Hook

    Apparently NOBODY (myself included) knows how to score a fight. GGG out landed Jacobs in 9 of the 12 rounds. However, he out landed Jacobs 31-15 in round 12, had Jacobs against the ropes, caused swelling around his left eye, and lost the round on two scorecards. WTH?

    • Dee Money

      My thoughts exactly. I think the problem is judges are not scoring rounds in a vacuum (which they technically should be). Emanuel Steward used to say that judges would score relative to what you did in the previous round, so if you looked like you were doing better then you could win a round you should have lost in.

      I think the 12th round in this fight showed that the judges already had GGG winning, so they gave the rd to Jacobs to keep the score close and avoid someone questioning them.

    • Victor Scanio

      Sometimes I wonder what the atmosphere is like ringside that really gives, skews, or distorts Compu Box scoring. Then I turn to good old fashioned re-watching at a later date and see it again to get a more unbiased look and turncommentating down or watch foreign commentating so that I focus on who is dominating and dictating fight as well as who looks worse and who is looking for just a paycheck and fighting on points system. I saw the Sugar Ray Leonard match when I was a kid and then saw it again throughout the years rewatching it and then recently maybe a year ago, and I found myself siding with Hagler instead of Leonard because of what I know from watching boxing now. I guess time changes perspective and favoritism and good critical eye and thinking grows with age. Hoping for more great matches with these guys at these weights soon!

  • mike

    Jabs count. Danny got hit often. He didn’t have a proper defense against the jabs. The fact that GGG didn’t follow is on him, but those jabs were hard and effective. GGG won close rounds because of that jab. Danny fought well and it was close. But the lateral movement wasn’t quite enough. and he wasn’t throwing that much while in motion. Compare his strategy to Keith Thurman’s skill to punch off lateral movement. The judges all had solid credentials. GGG had a tough time with Danny, and his performance was below par, but managed a win. The Chocolotito fight was far better.

  • JV316

    why do people treat compubox stats like scripture? they seem to be inaccurate often, especially when it comes to body shots.

    • Left Hook

      I don’t score by compubox, but review it to see if it shows what I saw. I saw GGG landing more in most rounds, and it validated my scoring. Is a partially blocked hook worth more than a clean jab? Probably not.

      • JV316

        i thought jacobs plainly won that last rd but i guess i have to watch it again

  • Jorge

    The comparison that GGG received to that of Chavez Sr was always kind of laughable. If Chavez Sr faced a guy like Jacobs he knocks him out before 6. He doesn’t let him survive a knockdown. Chavez just had better skill in the ring and was a better fighter.

    • Left Hook

      Chavez=ATG

    • Carlos

      The Chavez comparisons started with Abel Sanchez, who is the biggest bull-shitter this side of Trump. He will probably say GGG was letting Jacobs stay in the fight.

  • Jorge

    Reaching for compubox numbers by the Golovkin lover Robert speaks volumes.

  • repugnicant

    I had Chocolito by 2 and Jacobs by 5. What do I know?

  • jimi

    G clearly took the first half of the fight – and with a KD – so how should DJ be able to win on points ??

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