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A lump of coal to go with an excellent Christmas gift

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Dec

Tis the season to be jolly, fight fans.

But before we get to the Christmas gift that boxing fans could celebrate, we had to endure a lump of coal in our stocking.

Let’s start with that steaming lump of coal, shall we?

On Feb. 25, Miguel Cotto (40-5, 33 knockouts) will return to the ring for the first time since losing a decision to Canelo Alvarez in November 2015. His opponent will be none other than James Kirkland (32-2, 28 KOs), who also lost to Canelo in his last fight. Albeit a far more brutal set of circumstances came with that loss, as Kirkland was knocked silly in the third round of their May 2015 affair.

It’s nothing new for two fighters coming off losses to face one another. But the fact that this fight is going to be on pay per view is preposterous.

Thanks, boxing. You guys sure know how to treat your fans right.

Neither Cotto nor Kirkland fought in 2016. It’s the first time in Cotto’s career that he hasn’t fought for an entire calendar year. And it doesn’t help that he lost to Alvarez. But to face Kirkland, who has done absolutely nothing to earn this fight, and ask fight fans to cough up their hard-earned cash is an insult to their intelligence. Granted, it could be a decent fight, as Kirkland doesn’t put on anything less than balls-to-the-wall action. However, there are fights that boxing fans will be getting for free that are much better than this.

As for Cotto, his star is fading at the age of 36. But Roc Nation still owns him a hefty amount of money so the only way they can comply is to make this a pay-per-view fight. They’ll lose either way, but the hope is that enough people will impulse buy to soften the blow. Doubtful, but it’s worth a shot. Right?

Of course not.

But as long as you’re able to turn the other cheek on this slap in the face of a fight, you’ll be glad to know that there is a pay-per-view event that is actually worth the money as a highly anticipated showdown between Gennady Golovkin (36-0, 33 KOs) and Daniel Jacobs (32-1, 29 KOs) has been signed, sealed and delivered for March 18 at Madison Square Garden in New York.

Golovkin-Jacobs is a matchup some thought wouldn’t come together and boxing fans should rejoice over what could potentially be an excellent fight between two of the best middleweights in the world. One could also argue that this might be a better fight than the prospective high-level showdown between GGG and Canelo. You have a pair of true middleweights who have combined for a whopping 35 consecutive knockouts. And for those who have been clamoring to see GGG face high-level competition, you got your wish. Jacobs is the best middleweight out there and presents the stiffest challenge for Golovkin to date. It’s the perfect table setter for a September Canelo-GGG fight.

This fight is also a pay-per-view showdown but the stakes are much higher than Cotto-Kirkland. With GGG recognized as one of the best fighters in the world and Jacobs on a roll, the fight is worth every penny.

Boxing fans have a lot to look forward to in 2017. From Keith Thurman vs. Danny Garcia and the rematch between Leo Santa Cruz and Carl Frampton to the recently announced heavyweight showdown between Anthony Joshua and former champ Wladimir Klitschko, maybe the talk of boxing being on life support can be squashed.

Obviously, the biggest fight in boxing is the one between Canelo and GGG, so hopefully we’ll finally get to see it in September.

But even if we don’t, 2017 is shaping up to be a great year for the sport. Just know that we’ll still have to accept a few lumps of coal before we get the best gifts under the tree.

  • M. L. Taylor

    Wow, no comments on a Golovkin piece (of this magnitude!). Someone else please comment, before I spend Christmas Eve questioning reality.

    • wayne reid

      It’s christmas eve all the fans are too busy wrapping gifts

      • DBone

        In the spirit of boxing I bought my family overpriced gifts they didn’t want anyway

        • Kwame Johnson

          😂😂😂😂

    • Stephen M

      I realize that they have to put up something new on the site everyday, and that the author has to eat, but beyond that, not much to comment on. Merry Christmas!

    • Marchegiano

      You won’t have to wait long. Stupid flomos will show up at some point to shit on Golovkin because he isn’t the same skin color.

    • Jody Clause

      For reals how funny would it be if Danny knocked Golovkin out?

      • Stephen M

        I’d feel like when Tarver knocked out Jones.

        • Jody Clause

          No that wasn’t funny at all.

          • Stephen M

            I know…

      • Philip Matsikoudis

        I don’t put it out of the realm of possibility & hope it happens. Jacobs is the most deserving of all Middleweights to box Triple G. Canelo is even a credible Middleweight with his Catchweight clauses. That makes him a phoney paper Champion who is really afraid to meet Golovkin. Of course if Jacobs wins Canelo will finally be ready to fight Golovkin, but probably still insist on a Catchweight well under 160 lbs.

        • Julio

          Jacobs is not precisely the most deserving. He holds a paper title for starters and his only claim to higher status in the division is the Quillin fight which is not saying a lot in any case. But as far as talent, he is clearly the second best MW right now. I just hope that if/when GGG disposes of him, people finally gives the man his just due and acknowledge his place in the sport.

          • K.c. Murphy Casey Murphy

            They wont, not the haters, many are already preparing for the loss by beginning to denigrate GGG, oldest BS tactic in the book…I cant even read posts anymore there are so many Trolls that hate Golovkin, most are active or passive racists, but thats noting new, look how they piled on Mayweather…its gotten silly, but in march its gonna get real

          • Ciscostudent561

            It goes both ways. Mayweather had fans and haters.
            So does GGG. Alot of the GGG fans think they can hide their bias with better grammar but it’s the same crap covered in whip cream. If u can objectively view his career who cares what other folks say? especially biased haters

          • Philip Matsikoudis

            Mayweather deserved it because he did duck Pacquiao in his prime and beat a compromised injured Boxer when he beat Pacquiao. That is the reality. Is Mayweather great? Absolutely, but he did more than his share of ducking Pacquiao and refused to meet the real threats to his title before bowing out. The greatest Junior Welterweight Champion was Aaron Pryor. As far as Welterweights are concerned there are a number of better fighters than Mayweather.

          • Philip Matsikoudis

            I think he is the most deserving & disagree with your assessment of Quillin, who prior to their bout was highly rated. Who deserves to box Triple G more than Jacobs? Triple G is the real Middleweight Champion and everyone else has a paper Title. The linear Champion is supposedly Canelo, but he never allows himself to be involved in a bona fide Middleweight Match, so he should be stripped.

      • Julio

        It is possible since GGG hasn’t faced what would be considered a “monster puncher” like Hagler did against Hearns for example. Still, it cannot be overlooked the fact that Hearns was coming up in weight, whereas Jacobs is a natural and big middleweight. Regardless, after that fight pretty much no one though that Hagler could be hurt in a fight, unless you hit him with a golf club. If GGG escapes unscathed here, I think he will start to develop his own legendary chin tales.

        • K.c. Murphy Casey Murphy

          GGG will be rocked but it wont be enuff, NO ONE beats Golovkin at 160, not even in an alternate universe, he’s that good…Haters gonna ahet but G gonna keep on knockin folks the F out…Notions he cant handle “movement” because Brook looked good for about 90 seconds are comical, and if you literally add up the “seconds” brook looked good, they would barely make a 3 min round…Jacobs is a fiull fledged MW, and I like Danny a lot, how do you root against a guy who beat cancer?!…But he;s gonna find out in march GGG is on a whole other level and for all the haters, that message will be served up special delievery

          • Frank Boileau

            Wont be rocked… will be cautious like when he boxed DL.

          • Charlie U.

            I think he will be rocked early but he’ll survive.

          • Frank Boileau

            could happen. but what i’m saying is he aint gonna be reckless like he his when he doesn’t respect his opponent’s power.

          • Kwame Johnson

            Exactly. People expect GGG to perform like he did against Brook, ignoring that he actually has the ability to box better than he did against Brook, like he did against Lemieux and Stevens

          • Mike M.

            I expect Golovkin to box behind his jab similar to the way he fought Lemieux. Jacobs hasn’t gone enough rounds against quality opponents. The fringe contenders he faced (if you’d even call them that) leading up to his fight with Quillin pale in comparison to the guys GGG destroyed in recent years.

            Golovkin did what he was supposed to do against a smaller guy. Seek and destroy lol. He’s gonna put his boxing pedigree on display against Jacobs.

          • Mike Prado

            Yup. I seriously believe he realized Brook couldn’t hurt him and fought the way he did because of it. Stevens and Lemieux, different story. Much more cautious, methodical, tools out on display. Against Jacobs, a very good boxer who can also crack, that toolbox is gonna be wide open.

          • ceylon mooney

            thats the fight that sold me on golovkin.

          • ScouseNotEnglish

            Brook was hampered by the broken eye socket. Golovkin broke it with a punch so kudos to him, but I think Brook had more to show. I was enjoying that fight

          • ceylon mooney

            he looked good

          • Jerry

            Brook tried to take Golovkin out early and gassed out. He could barely hold his arms up while looking for the ref to stop the fight. I have no doubt that Brook wants no part of Golovkin ever again. He can blame it on his eye socket all he wants. He was feeling the pain all over his body against Golovkin and would have done the same thing (quit) with or without his broken eye socket.

          • disqus_EewaFe3EB6

            He gassed out because of all the extra muscle he had to build up to “become” a MW. Big muscles burn energy fast

          • Philip Matsikoudis

            I agree, but Jacobs is the toughest opponent yet, and that will still be true if Canelo ever grows a set and actually meets Glovokin in the squared circle.

        • Frank Boileau

          How is it different from Lemieux when you bring up “Real middleweight” or “monster puncher”. Dont see Jacobs do any better than Lemierux.

          • Julio

            There is a difference. Hearns had the reputation of being a fearsome puncher. Didn’t you see how he flatten out Duran and many others in his career? Jacobs is more dangerous than Lemieux not only because he hits hard, but also because he is a better boxer to boot.

          • Frank Boileau

            lol Not comparing Herns and Lemieux man… I meant how’s Jacob different than Lemieux.

          • Julio

            My original post was related partially to Hearns, thus I am addressing it accordingly. That aside, I also said that Jacobs is a better boxer than Lemieux, not just hits hard.

          • Robert Archambault

            There is nothing to base that on until/if they fight each other. Mora gave Jacobs trouble and I believe Lemieux would destroy Mora in very short order.

          • Julio

            Agreed, classic A beating B doesn’t mean A beats C or any other combination you can think of.

          • ceylon mooney

            lemieux is a smarter
            fighter. dunno if hes better. u could go either way on that one.

          • Philip Matsikoudis

            Jacobs is a far more complete boxer than Lemieux. Lemieux is a more powerful puncher, but after that it’s all Danny Jacobs.

          • Robert Archambault

            And what exactly do you base that opinion on?

          • Philip Matsikoudis

            I agree Jacobs is better than Lemieux, but nobody hits as hard as Lemieux, including Triple GGG. It’s just that Lemieux has nothing of any real quality besides his punch.

          • kiowhatta

            I hear what you’re saying in terms of the reputation that jacobs brings to the fight (if that is indeed what you are implying), there are some subtle differences though; whether or not they are decisive enough to tip the scales is anyone’s guess.
            Lemmy was (and is) 5′ 9½″, with 70′ reach and a KO % of about 82. Not a noted boxer. Jacobs is 6′ 0″ with a 73′ reach, noted boxer and slightly better resume’. KO % of 88. Up against Golovkin who is 5′ 10½″ and 70′ reach. KO % 92.
            I get the feeling some fans are expecting a bigger stronger version of Kell Brook to emerge and some of those Golovkin fans maybe nervous as we did see GGG rocked a couple of times in that fight; so if Jacobs has the boxing IQ AND the power, well..
            I think it comes down to being able to hit and not get hit with GGG. Their are only a handful of fighters who could or can do that, and I don’t think Jacobs has it in him.

        • Robert Archambault

          The same thing was said before the Stevens fight and the Lemieux fight. Both fighters landed their best shots on GGG and we all know how those turned out. This one will end considerably faster than either of those two did.

          • Julio

            True, but Jacobs is clearly a better boxer, not just a good puncher like those two. It definitely can end faster given Jacobs chin issues. Quick end or not, I am suspecting that GGG still won’t get full credit. Some excuse, especially regarding Jacobs inability to take a good punch will tarnish Golovkin’s win in the eyes of the unbelievers.

          • Robert Archambault

            Oh, of course GGG will get little credit for the win. Even if he were to be knocked down for the first time in his career, pro or amateur, and got up to stop Jacobs he would get no credit at all. For some people around here to give Golovkin credit for a win, he would have to move up to HW and KO Joshua in the first round. And even then, they would say that it was meaningless because AJ is not as good as Wilder.
            .
            You need only to go over to boxingscene and read the comments on GGG over there to know that I speak the truth.

          • ceylon mooney

            HAHAHA! dude u r spot on. theres a LOT of folks on that forum obsessively
            doggin golovkin. its really over
            the top. we
            only got 2
            or so on this one.

          • Philip Matsikoudis

            Hmmm…ridiculous. Triple G gets tons of credit from what I see.

          • Robert Archambault

            On boxingscene forums? Seriously? You do read the English language?

          • disqus_EewaFe3EB6

            He’ll get little credit because you guys are already pouring shit on Jacobs, who stands a (albeit little) chance.
            Jacobs has a solid record, packs a punch and can box. If GGG beats him too it’s a solid win, definetly his best

          • Robert Archambault

            Jacobs record has no one at all on it. How many top 10 ranked fighters has he gone up against? One? I don’t consider Jacobs to be much of a challenge for Golovkin to be honest. Much less so than Murray, Stevens, Lemieux, Macklin, Geale or Brook were.
            As for him having a chance… EVERY fighter who steps in the ring has a chance to win. Jacobs is no different. The question is how realistic are his chances to win and in Jacobs case, not very realistic at all.

          • disqus_EewaFe3EB6

            Who’s got a chance against GGG at 160 really?
            Jacobs has got the best chance so far IMO
            That kind of attitude from GGG fans (where all his opponents must bow down and pay respect and are shat upon months before the fight) only play against their hero
            You’ll hate this, but he’s a bit like mayweather: they all looked like amateurs against him, so people are saying he’s fought nobody (or make up tons of excuses whan he beat their guy)

          • Robert Archambault

            I’m not shitting on Jacobs, I am just being honest. Beating cancer will not increase his chances of beating GGG. I only care about what a fighter has achieved in the ring when evaluating his chances of winning. Jacobs to this point has achieved very little. As for comparing GGG to Floyd, that is not a valid comparison. Golovkin destroys all who face him, he does nor run, duck and slide away in the ring. He stands there and FIGHTS. Something that Mayweather stopped doing many years ago. He also ducks NO ONE and will fight anyone who is willing to step in the ring.
            Finally… anyone who claims that GGG has fought nobody is betraying either their racist tendencies or their lack of knowledge of the sport. I am sorry if beating 8 top 10 ranked contenders in his own division is considered nobody by some ignorant people but that is their problem, not mine.

          • disqus_EewaFe3EB6

            gee baby you’re a fan boy
            The comparison to Floyd is flattering to Golovkin

          • Robert Archambault

            I guess you must be a Floyd fan. I am not and do not think any comparison to him is flattering in any way. If there is any boxer following his blueprint today, it would be Canelo… delay, delay, delay until the danger has passed and then put on a boring as shit fight and claim it as the fight of the century.

          • disqus_EewaFe3EB6

            No I’m not. But I know a great fighter when I see him, and floyd was, regardless what fanboys say.
            He carried no power moving up in weight so he adapted. Golovkin packs a tremendous punch, but i bet if he ever moved up to LHW he would box and move a lot more. GGG would be flattered himself if compared to Floyd
            (Fighting like floyd is more difficult than fighting like GGG btw)

          • Robert Archambault

            Golovkin is way too small to move up to LHW and I do not see him ever doing that. I see 168 as his division limit for his physical size. Considering the time it would take to move to 168 and become comfortable at that weight, win titles and clean out the division, I see no realistic way he could move up two full divisions at this point in his life either.

          • disqus_EewaFe3EB6

            Yeah that would be nearly impossible. It would take the right light heavy to face, he could maybe move up for 1 or 2 fights, win a belt and call a carreer. That would be awesome
            At 168 he beats everyone right now IMO

          • Robert Archambault

            Why is it that people are so desperate for GGG to move up? Many great fighters fought their entire career at one weight division. There is no shame in doing that. The main reason fighters move up in weight is because they can no longer make a lower weight limit as their body is maturing and growing. But when a fighter reaches a certain age, he has reached his natural weight and is more than justified in remaining there. Golovkin is a natural middleweight and it is not his fault that he happens to be so far above everyone else in skill and natural ability. Maybe other fighters need to work harder to improve themselves instead.

          • disqus_EewaFe3EB6

            Whenever a fighter is that good, fans want him to take harder and harder challenges. Personally I’d be ok if he stayed at MW forever, he’s got nothing to prove.
            If he moved to 168 I don’t see a much different scenario though, he still beats everyone

          • Mike M.

            Idunno man I think 175 is probably the limit for the G man. I’ve read he’s beaten the shit out of cruiserweights in training..anywhere from 185-200 pound men.

            I think he’s got the goods to do it.

          • Robert Archambault

            Sparring and a boxing match are two totally different things and should never be compared. Golovkin is too small to compete successfully at LHW against guys who will outweigh him by 30-40 pounds in the ring and stand at least 4-6 inches taller. Could he win a few fights at LHW? Sure. Could he compete successfully over a period of years? Not a chance as he is already too old to consider it. He will be 36 before he moves full time to 168. Give him two years there to become a unified champion and you will understand the problem with his ever making 175.
            .
            I can see him moving to 168 and doing there what he has done at 160 but that is it. I would expect him to retire after that and cannot see him fighting into his 40s.

          • IanF69

            I’d say Canelo has a real chance…..but his reluctance to try now shows doubt in both him and his management team.

          • Floridastorm

            If you want a true assessment of Jacobs just watch the You Tube Video of the Dimitry Pirog/ Danial Jacobs fight. Pirog hit Jacobs with flush right hands throughout the 5 rounds, staggered Jacobs in the 2nd, where only the ring ropes kept him from hitting the canvas, and knocked him out cold in the 5th round with a vicious right hand. And, Pirog is nowhere near the puncher that GGG is. Also, Jacobs was a lot quicker in this fight than he would be now. Jacobs did hit Pirog with a few solid punches but never bothered Pirog. I kind of feel sorry for Jacobs as he is going to feel the “Big Drama Show” in a big way.

          • Floridastorm

            Agree with you, Robert. Jacobs is easy to hit. Mora proved that in their two fights. Also Jacobs looked slow and lethargic against Mora. Quillin was a fluke. Not even warmed up. Jacobs could never repeat what he did to Quillin. Outside of Quillin who has he fought who is even remotely as good as Stevens or Lemieux? In fact Jacobs hasn’t fought any fighter who is as good as most of the fighters GGG has KO’d. I honestly don’t see Jacobs lasting too long before GGG takes him out.

          • ceylon mooney

            do you think jacobs will come at him swingin wild and reckless
            like he did against quillin and mora 1?

          • Robert Archambault

            If he does, we may well see GGG set a new record for the fastest KO in boxing history because he will drop Jacobs with his first punch as DJ swings wildly and misses. 🙂

          • ceylon mooney

            thats what im sayin–he cant be that stupid right?

          • Robert Archambault

            Never know. He may give it a try and it would be hilarious if he did. I just cannot see his trainers being that foolish as to advise it as a plan of action. And imagine if he did try it and landed his best shot on Golovkin and GGG just takes it and smiles back at him? I think Jacobs would leave the ring and run away! LOLOL

          • ceylon mooney

            hey man i seen terminator.

          • D. Gambino

            Jacobs’ best chance is to come in boxing. If he comes to this fight with the “wild man” mentality – he gets slept within 5 rounds.

          • ceylon mooney

            im almost hopin hell do that…almost. i wanta see jacobs at his best.

          • Philip Matsikoudis

            No way, Jacobs is in a much higher class than either of those Boxers.

          • Robert Archambault

            And you make that claim based on what?

          • Philip Matsikoudis

            Lemieux didn’t land his best shot against Golovkin in shape, way or form. Gennady Golovkin was too good to allow that to occur.

      • TMT NYC-DA REAL GHOSTBUSTERS

        Not to our dear monsieur.

        • Jody Clause

          I like Robert. He’s a pretty nice guy actually.

          • TMT NYC-DA REAL GHOSTBUSTERS

            Monsieur Robair is one of the good guys around here. I can always joke around with him (good-naturedly, of course) and he wouldn’t get mad. Same with you Jody and that Sarah chick. So Merry Christmas to you, Jody. 😉

          • Charlie U.

            Nice guy, huh? Interesting take. You realize he’s blocked about a million people because he completely loses his shit when people disagree with him. And he’s also said plenty of very sketchy things. I have to strongly disagree with you here. We’ll always have Barley, though.

      • T.J. Haney

        Not happening

        • Jody Clause

          I’m not saying it’s likely or even plausible, but stranger things have happened. Any man can be felled under the right circumstance. I like to root for the underdog and also against Charlo’s.

          • Rick

            I thought you liked the Charlo’s? Or at least one of em. Whatever his name is.

          • Jody Clause

            Demetrius.

          • K.c. Murphy Casey Murphy

            Thats Andrade, NOT Charlo, casuals…

          • Stephen M

            Jody Clause know what she is saying…

          • Jody Clause

            I apologize. Jarrett Hurd is my new favorite Charlo.

          • Rick

            Gotcha.

          • Byzness

            I’m a big fan my fellow Texans the Charlos, I can’t stand Demetrius tho…
            -_- He talks like Ward, but lacks the prestige.

          • Jody Clause

            I can’t tolerate Charlo praise.

      • The Black Mamba

        That would be huge. I can imagine the hate for Golovkin afterwards … “overrated”… “I told you so”… “he never fought someone like Jacobs”…

        That said, I believe that Golovkin will beat the brakes off Daniel Jacobs. He will probably use his range and deliver some nasty jabs for one round or two before he starts beating Danny up with his left hook. I’m curious if GGG actually gets rocked if Jacobs tags him with a right hand.

        • Jody Clause

          If Jacobs loses they’ll say he was always a bum.

          • The Black Mamba

            I agree. Although it’s ridiculous at some times that people tend to say “he hasn’t faced anyone yet” after every fight of Lomachenko, Golovkin and Joshua, there is some truth in it. After Ward faced Kovalev, one could see he finally found his match; that Kovalev was too much for him.
            If Golovkin wants to test his heart, he will have to do something big as well in the future.

          • Kwame Johnson

            Canelo GGG is that test for Gennady

          • Ciscostudent561

            Lol no.
            Jacobs is more of challenge.

          • ceylon mooney

            alvarez is a much smarter and better fighter than jacobs.

          • Ciscostudent561

            Doesn’t mean anything. DJ is bigger faster and stronger. Canelo couldn’t dominate a ww at cotto and was dominated by another ww in Floyd. Canelo does not have the power or acumen to keep Ggg honest. Canelo isn’t fast enough to give GGG those issues KB did. This looks like a bloodbath on paper.

          • ceylon mooney

            DJ is bigger stronger faster, and hes a lot
            stupider too. i mean ring smarts not intelligence. he could be beilliant.

            cotto aint been a WW in years and alvarez sure looked dominant to me. and cotto is damn good. i dont think speed is a big advantage agajnst someone whos got such good timing and accuracy as golovkin. hell khan is real fast, putboxed alvarez, but, as nacho beristain says, and as weve seen, timing beats speed.

            the trouble brook was
            givin golovkin had an expiration date, and it wasnt trouble anyway. woulda ended with a TKO ref stoppage next round or two. dude was fucked. that speed let him look good and land a few. thats how i see it.

            alvarez has good timing and doesnt mind bangers neither. i dont think hed win but i think hed land, maybe go the distance.

          • Philip Matsikoudis

            Jacobs would beat Canelo if there was no Catchweight involved, which means they won’t box each other in a real Middleweight match.

          • Kwame Johnson

            Catchweight or not, Canelo beats Jacobs

          • ceylon mooney

            yea. definitely.

          • ceylon mooney

            yea. definitely.

          • ceylon mooney

            old news. lotta fans been sayin that hes no good.

          • Philip Matsikoudis

            That’s what I see too.

          • ceylon mooney

            both he and mora sucked in the rematch. looked like mora was tryin to not hit him–TOTALLY different
            from the first
            fighy. never seen a fighter so skillfully swing at air. and those two kept bungling around and trippin over each other.

          • ceylon mooney

            both he and mora sucked in the rematch. looked like mora was tryin to not hit him–TOTALLY different
            from the first
            fighy. never seen a fighter so skillfully swing at air. and those two kept bungling around and trippin over each other.

      • kiowhatta

        It would be more than funny. What intrigues me is what happens to the mystique and reverence surrounding GGG if he does finally cop a loss? Has he been hyped up beyond realistic expectations to the point where he’s a cross between Iron Mike and La Motta? Invincible, bone crushing and granite, wait, re-enforced steel cased in granite chin?

    • Stephen M

      And I was hoping that they would post an article on the Beterbiev win. Can’t wait to see Beterbiev in against a top ten guy!

      • ceylon mooney

        overdue

        • Stephen M

          I agree even though the guy only as 11 pro fights. What worries me a bit is that he has never been in a tough fight and has only fought 7 rounds, and that was by quite a bit his longest fight.

          • ceylon mooney

            yea, thats not a litta time in-ring, but hes been sold as another ring assassin since day 1. and aint he himself in the top 10 now?

            boxingscene has a bieterbev article

      • Frank Boileau
        • Stephen M

          Thanks! I did see it, but others will enjoy it. Total destruction.
          I wonder what would happen to Andre Ward? He likes working on the inside but that would be very bad for him against Beterbiev…

          • Ciscostudent561

            He’s the real deal. Nobody wants to get in the ring with him.

          • Kwame Johnson

            Ward would literally run all night

          • Stephen M

            Ward is smart though. Intriguing fight but I doubt we will ever see it.

          • Kwame Johnson

            Ward is smart, alright. Smart enough to duck Beterbiev.

          • ceylon mooney

            ouch. hahaha! has me laughin. dont think hell duck artur but im still crackin up.

          • Stephen M

            Haha.

  • Cousin Strawberry

    GGG/Jacobs will be an exciting fight till GGGs power will overwhelm Jacobs and it will be another KO when for GGG. Cotto/Kirkland is a joke of a fight imo.
    Hope Cotto retires after this fight.

    • ceylon mooney

      dont see
      jacobs winning. no way hell successfully bum rush golovkin. i HOPE he tries to but i dont think hes desperate to get kod.

      glad he picked
      kirkland over peterson.

  • Luke

    I completely agree that it shouldn’t be on ppv, but then again I don’t think GGG/Jacobs should be either. In my humble fight fan opinion only the “mega events” are truly worthy of ppv, something like May/Pac. I do like the Cotto/Kirkland match up though, even looking forward to it. Obviously not as much as the GGG scrap.

    I don’t think Cotto can overwhelm kirkland early in this stage of his career like Canelo did, especially with a year layoff. Then hopefully kirkland is in decent shape and can get rolling to make for a fun fight.

    Here’s to hoping James gets Anne Wolfe back in his corner.

    • Ten Count Toronto

      That fight isn;t on until Kirkland makes weight and from the look of that photo there is a long way to go…

    • Stephen M

      Wolfe will be in his corner.

  • Marchegiano

    Jacobs is nothing special.

    • Fist_ti_cuffs

      Neither is lil g until he steps up to face Jack, Degale, Ramirez and ultimately Ward. -_-

      • Marchegiano

        Thank you for admitting he is that good.

        • Fist_ti_cuffs

          He is better than the LePew, Murray’s, Wades and Monroe’s of the world. There are real challenges out there if he is interested in being great like Floyd and SOG.

          • Marchegiano

            Indeed, but let us not act like fighters who don’t move up in weight and unify titles can’t be great. He’s trying to do something Floyd and Ward never accomplished.

          • Mike M.

            Lets also not act like Jacobs fights against Mora, Truax, Fletcher, Nunez, Lorenzo and Collins were murderers row.

            We shouldn’t forgot Jacobs also won that interim title in a gimme fight, where it had no business being put up for grabs.

          • Marchegiano

            Never said he did. In a post above you will see how I said he is nothing special. He is merely a contender.

          • Mike M.

            Lol I was agreeing with you, but I guess my sarcasm wasn’t as obvious as I thought =p

          • K.c. Murphy Casey Murphy

            Ya SEE they are already startin up , gettin ready to make excuses..,denigrating GGG by making Jacobs look less…..same old tired ass formula…NEXT!

          • Fist_ti_cuffs

            Strange because I remember a certain 175lb fighter just moving up in weight to lift a couple belts ( 3 to be exact) off of some Russian stiff just last month. -_- Floyd is a ATG of epic proportions (easily the best fighter of the last 25 years), so we won’t discuss his accomplishments. Baby g-strings claim to fame: Brook, Murray, LePew, Wade and the Great MONROE? So Floyd gets blasted for beating Berto who’s resume is better than all of lil g’s opponents, but you ass clowns give this dude credit for those wins? FOH!!!

          • ceylon mooney

            he lost to that russian stiff. clear and plain as day that stiff outlanded and outboxed him. the judges didnwhat ward didnt–beat the champ.

          • Fist_ti_cuffs

            Your pain still brings me much pleasure. -_-

          • ceylon mooney

            i was bummed out ward lost, but i was
            more bummed out about the fix.

          • Fist_ti_cuffs

            Disillusion fans such as yourself are amusing. Live with that L a make sure you pay homage to your new LHW champ.

          • ceylon mooney

            naw, i cant pay homage to giving the belts to the guy who lost. if u were a ward fan youd understand.

          • Standing8

            yep, that Russian stiff gave Lil Andrea an ass whoopin lol. Don’t waste your time with lil fisty -_-

          • Marchegiano

            Kovalev won. A gift decision is not a legit victory.
            Still doesn’t change the fact fluid never did what Golovkin is attempting to do. Berto is trash by the way so quit making shit up flomunculus.

          • Fist_ti_cuffs

            Berto has a better resume than everyone on lil g-strings resume though. That’s some real irony.

          • Marchegiano

            Whatever helps you sleep at night.

          • Rick

            Who’s Berto beat again? Jesus you’re ridiculous. Just can’t stand to see someone that doesn’t look like you get more love than lame ass “SOG”. Pathetic.

          • Fist_ti_cuffs

            I didn’t really understand you rant……, but who has any of baby g’s opposition beat besides Brook beating Porter. You see how lame your guys resume is?

          • Tramadol Jack

            Merry Christmas -_-

          • K.c. Murphy Casey Murphy

            GGG would destroy either ward or Floyd, the latter which is unfair fight cause of size diff, but floyd needs to shut the F up OR fight some damn body, and after watchin Ward get his Xmas gift early I am more certain that ever GGG would KO him within 7 rounds, Kovalev himself admitted on YouTube that GGG not only hits harder and cuts off the ring better than Kovalev, but is in a different world from most out there fighting…I interviewed Loeffler for a boxing column and am no stranger to boxing, not that it makes my opinion more valid, but its usually more informed at least.

            We have so many more guys here in the states deserve and that should be idolized by Americans other than “S.O.G”. ward…I mean, who calls himself that”?!…, Fake ass BS artist….we have PLENTY of worthy guys here we dont need Ward and his BS…we got guys like Bud Crawford, or Spence Jr, or Shawn Porter…I think Ward is a liar and a hypocrite and after writing lengthy pieces about him for years have gotten absolutely disgusted with his primma donna strut and his disingenuous persona the last 2 years, especially after the Kova fight, a fight I predicted ward would win, but he didnt win…claiming they took kovalevs heart what utter BS ..BUT like practically everything here in the US, it ultimately comes down to race…Sad but true..real fans love the fighter NOT not the color, GTFOH with anything less

          • Marchegiano

            Agreed. These clowns won’t saying anything about real hypejobs like wilder. I wonder why…

          • Marchegiano

            Indeed, but let us not act like fighters who don’t move up in weight and unify titles can’t be great. He’s trying to do something Floyd and Ward never accomplished.

          • ceylon mooney

            yea if he went to cruiserweight aNd cleaned out that murderers row hed be greater than cassius mayweather!

          • Fist_ti_cuffs

            Well, he’s already done something that baby g-string can’t and won’t. That’s become a champ in 2 weight divisions. When will the big bad boogie man try his hand at such a feat?

          • ceylon mooney

            well, your idol golovkin did to fight floyd at 154.

          • Fist_ti_cuffs

            Huh?

          • ceylon mooney

            your idol, golovkin–he already tried to fight floyd at 154. the answer was OH NO WAY!

        • Fist_ti_cuffs

          Good at ducking real opposition. -_-

          • ceylon mooney

            bullshit. cant blame him cuz fighters duck him.

          • Julio

            It is clear that guys don’t want to fight him. Didn’t Jacobs posturing and diva like demands taught us anything? To his credit, the took the fight, but the inexcusable delay said it all.

          • ceylon mooney

            jacobs ducked waited a looong time to fight him. BJS said publicly
            he wasnt ready to face him, and of
            course the alvarez
            show needs
            no further comment.

          • ceylon mooney

            true that man.

            hey man u think jacobs will come out buck wild like he did with quillin and mora 1?

          • Julio

            Not necessarily. I think Jacobs should be disciplined; limiting his movement around the ring and emphasize on his own strengths. He has faster hands to go with his considerable power. Move around in circles, use your combinations, but definitely stay off the ropes. GGG has power on either hand no matter where he hits you, thus Jacobs has to stay busy and use his own offense as his best defense here.

            What he should avoid at all costs is trying to box Golovkin. That will just delay the agony. His power has to be ubiquitous in this fight and boxing off the back foot certainly will negate that. He already learned that lesson (or should have) against Pirog. All in all, if he can’t hurt GGG or earn his respect that forces him to find another gear, I can’t see how Jacobs can win this fight.

          • Fist_ti_cuffs

            Yes you can……..just find someone of note willing to take the fight. Degale, Jack, Ramirez and SOG all said they want a piece of dat ass and all I hear are crickets. Times running out on his 34 year old overhyped ass.

          • ceylon mooney

            oh yea goin uo to OTHER weight classes ok. yea i feel u bud.

            so how big a pussy is floyd for duckin golovkin at 154?

          • Fist_ti_cuffs

            So Floyd is a ducker, but the caveboy isn’t? Money fought bigger guys basically his entire career. When baby g-string can prove himself and quit fighting nobody’s and WW’s we can have a real conversation. When Brook a suspect WW is your best win and you are chasing a guy (for credibility) that was already totally dominated by the same guy you are disparaging we can talk. Until then hold this “L”!!!!!!!!!!!!

          • ceylon mooney

            u sayin floyd tried
            to fight your idol golovkin at 160 and he refused? really?

          • Fist_ti_cuffs

            I’m saying why should he have to. His legacy is cemented and baby g’s……..not so much.

          • ceylon mooney

            id rather him do a hagler and rule 160. 5 belts equals active fighter against top ranked contenders.

            hes already a more active fighter than most. this twice a year or less stuff sucks.

          • Fist_ti_cuffs

            Hagler was a good fighter and legitimate Hall of Famer, but that whole rule a weak ass division is utter bullshit. Great fighters do great things which is clearly not the case with baby g. Your resume will determine your greatness and at 34 he’s really behind the eight-ball. He’ll simply own a random record that’s actually quite shallow. SOG will go down in history as an ATG with legitimately great credentials. Don’t be surprised to see Ward as one of the Cruiserweight champs someday. In the meanwhile baby g will be chasing WW’s and hoping that a magical win (over a dude already thoroughly beaten by a WW) will somehow catapult him to true super-stardom. Bruh, if he really wants to be great he’s gonna need to work his way through that 168lb division and KO some of those LHW’s his trainer is always bragging about dominating. Otherwise the same writers that love him now will tear his resume apart when his career is discussed after he retires.

          • ceylon mooney

            ward will not be cruiserweight champ–thats plain stupid.

            golovkin has never chased welterweights, and why would he? thats another stupid thing to say. he has challenged repeatedly 2 mws and one jmw (whos a lot larger than him). a welterweight did get a fight with him after a year of workin on it. he was also bigger and heavier than golovkin. with no one else at 160 willing to fight him at the moment, why would golovkin turn down the biggest payday yet? thats plain stupid.

          • Fist_ti_cuffs

            So he aggressively pursued Brook and Mayweather and he hasn’t chased WW’s? FOH. SOG is already a ATG and he will be a Cruiserweight Champ someday. Your girl will still be fighting the Wades of the world while waiting on that one big fight that’ll make him a superstar. SMH.

          • ceylon mooney

            nope. golovkin didnt go after brook. brook lobbied for that fight for a year before he took it. dont forget brook was bigger and heavier too.

            your hero golovkin DID challenge mayweather, the champ at 154, to a match at 154. thats plain ol regular matcaking. floyd ducked him, but his people pissed themselves.

          • Marchegiano

            Ward will never be considered an all-time great. Put the crack pipe down son.

          • Fist_ti_cuffs

            He already is, so take the syringe out of your labia.

          • Marchegiano

            Only to fools like you who dksab.

          • ceylon mooney

            u sayin floyd tried
            to fight your idol golovkin at 160 and he refused? really?

          • Randall Bannister

            How is Brook a suspect WW? I suspect you don’t rate him because he’s British…. I agree with some of the points you’ve made in regards to GGG’s resume but the fact is, people don’t want to fight him unless they’re guaranteed a career high pay day. Brook stepped up to the plate and I think he showed GGG can be beat when he fights people of the same natural size who have the talents to give him problems, just like Brook was. He didn’t give him problems with his punch power but he certainly made GGG miss a lot whilst firing clean shots of his own.

          • Fist_ti_cuffs

            Brook was chasing a paycheck just like Khan with no chance of victory. If he were interested in being anything other than slightly above average he would fight and beat Spence and then demand the winner of Garcia vs Thurman which would net him 3 of the 4 belts. His only significant fight is also his only significant victory and that was over a solid, but not great Porter. One decent fight and one ass whooping don’t make for a good career.

          • Randall Bannister

            Of course Brook was chasing a pay check but name me a fighter who wouldn’t – especially if he felt he could win, which Brook did. You’re quite right in saying one good beat down doesn’t make a career but Brooks profile in the U.S is bigger than it’s even been just because he had the balls to step up and that willingness to test himself will land him the big fights at WW. Keith Thurman knows himself Brook is currently the biggest test out there at WW and now they both bring star power to the table that fight will happen. As will the Spence fight. Going back to GGG, has it ever crossed your mind that Floyd knew it would be a step to far in taking on a killer 5 divisions above his original weight. For all the skills Floyd has and they are considerable, brute strength enviably overcomes skill and Floyd, who smarter than a lot of people give him credit for, knows this. Not taking away from his accomplishments but if Floyd was serious about GGG he wouldn’t of told him to move up and fight SOG. He would of offered him x amount of millions to fight at 154 and stacked the card in his favour. Based on his accomplishments I agree that he’s the best of his generation skill wise, but for all of his posturing saying it’s about the fans, it’s never been and never will be about the fans – it’s all about Floyd. Merry Christmas by the way

          • Fist_ti_cuffs

            Lil g should not look to Floyd to help shape his credentials. That fight makes no sense as Floyd has never fought at MW. Now as we discussed, his credentials are cemented as the best of his generation, but on the other
            hand, Lil g has to do something great and luring WW’s into fights isn’t it. I can assure you that if Jacobs blasted out Brooks (and he most definitely would have) all of you baby g fans would be up in arms. Strange that you say Mayweather was all about himself, when your guy just fought a WW and has Ward, Ramirez, Degale and Jack all calling him out. He needs to step up and give the fans what they want.

      • Julio

        Neither of those dudes are precisely different from the Wade’s and the Monroe’s of the world. They are just heavier guys. GGG is not a hulking MW and more than likely his ceiling will be at 168. If Ward wants to fight him, he will need to come back down a few pounds.

        • Fist_ti_cuffs

          Same narrative: “baby g is too small”…….blah, blah, blah. Dude, if he were Black or Mexican, guys on this site would demand he prove his greatness. Now why in the hell would the #1 LHW and in the mind of many #1 p4p fighter cut weight to fight essentially a nobody? What fighter besides SOG in the top 10 p4p has beat 2 top 10 fighters? I’ll wait? Heck baby g-string hasn’t fought a top 10 fighter and never will, yet clowns will claim he’s an ATG like a Floyd or SOG. Blasphemy!!!

          • Julio

            When impossible to defend a point, always make it a racial case. I don’t waste my time with that crap. Its just too overused as a scapegoat to avoid meeting the question head on. Pass.

          • Fist_ti_cuffs

            See ya. -_-

          • Julio

            You have been a goner since the beginning.

          • Fist_ti_cuffs

            Didn’t you just say you refuse to comment? Be gone.

          • Julio

            About boxing? Anytime. But idiotic subjects like race are a total turn off.

          • Charlie U.

            Race isn’t an idiotic subject. You can’t ignore that issues do exist, in boxing or in any area of life. But there are guys on here (like Little Fisty) who clearly have an agenda and always create their own narratives to fit that agenda.

          • Julio

            Race IS an idiotic subject just like all the other manufactured social maladies created by those in power. Any time someone talks to me about racism, discrimination, prejudice, misrepresentation of minorities, etc, I turn the other way. It is a complete waste of time and it is intended to just divert the attention, thus people keep fighting among themselves and not turn to the real root of the problem.

          • Charlie U.

            Huh? What are you talking about? Just ignoring a problem doesn’t make it go away. Don’t know where you live, dude, but your name is Julio so, if you live in the United States, race has definitely been an issue for you at some point. The fact that you say any discussion of it is a complete waste of time is ridiculous. Nice that you can turn the other way but let’s say you, or your brother, or your son gets discriminated against because you’re hispanic. Are you still turning the other way??

          • Julio

            Nobody denies that things like race and other social problems have been around for a long time. That wasn’t the point of my comment anyways. What I am saying is that all these problems don’t simply exist. No human being is born cognizant of what race, prejudice, discrimination, etc is; it is a learned behavior. We learn and absorb those behaviors primarily via models like our parents, teachers, the media, etc. I could go further, but I hope you get my point.

            For the aforementioned reasons and more, it is to me a waste of time because it is an artificially created issue when there should be none. People continue to bicker against one another instead of going after those at the helm that have created this mess. And everyone has to fight their own fights (no pun intended) individually, so there is nothing I can do for anyone if they don’t raise their voices first.

          • Fist_ti_cuffs

            The topic of race is idiotic? No it’s always valid when placed in the correct context and tasteful.

          • K.c. Murphy Casey Murphy

            another horses ass, Mr fist i whatever….racists everywhere in this trouble nation…GGG knocked the F out of 8 top 10 contenders,, Murray, Lemieux, Stevens, Macklin, Geale, Rosado, Rubio, Prokza were ALL rated in the top 10 at one point and 3 were world champs at one point…. this guy is ful of s*** and full of hate, this is the last time I will even dignify mother F***res who dont either know shit or just straight lie to suit their own racist agenda…cant even deal with these jokers anymore

          • K.c. Murphy Casey Murphy

            another horses ass, Mr fist i whatever….racists everywhere in this trouble nation…GGG knocked the F out of 8 top 10 contenders,, Murray, Lemieux, Stevens, Macklin, Geale, Rosado, Rubio, Prokza were ALL rated in the top 10 at one point and 3 were world champs at one point…. this guy is ful of s*** and full of hate, this is the last time I will even dignify mother F***res who dont either know shit or just straight lie to suit their own racist agenda…cant even deal with these jokers anymore

          • K.c. Murphy Casey Murphy

            another horses ass, Mr fist i whatever….racists everywhere in this trouble nation…GGG knocked the F out of 8 top 10 contenders,, Murray, Lemieux, Stevens, Macklin, Geale, Rosado, Rubio, Prokza were ALL rated in the top 10 at one point and 3 were world champs at one point…. this guy is ful of s*** and full of hate, this is the last time I will even dignify mother F***res who dont either know shit or just straight lie to suit their own racist agenda…cant even deal with these jokers anymore

          • Rick

            If he was black you would be all over his nuts. It’s funny you comment so much on someone you hate.

          • Fist_ti_cuffs

            Nope. I kinda favor boxers over sluggers. The reality is that I respect boxers from all races, but baby g’s resume is suspect as hell. If he wants to be great like SOG, Floyd, Manny, SRL etc………he’s gonna have to do something great (move up in weight and beat Degale, Jack and Ramirez in succession, before ultimately agreeing to fight SOG at 175). Frampton is white, and I’m a fan. Mikey Garcia is Mexican and I’m a HUGE fan. I’d probably like Lomo, but you ass clowns have the audacity to claim he’s the best boxer on the planet and he hasn’t done shit, while SOG just went up a division and beat the #1 challenger to get a shot at the title and then went on to win that. Yet he gets no props. I comment on baby g because there aren’t enough people of color that visit this site to provide an opposing opinion, so I do it for them. We actually do converse about these thing in the barber shop and where I’m from no one thinks he’s anything special. Special people do special things!!

          • Charlie U.

            Please, pay no attention to Little Fisty for anything other than a good laugh. Laugh at his silly comments, or his blatant hypocrisy, or his insistence on making each and everything about race, or even that stupid face he makes after every comment
            -_-. But never, ever make the mistake of taking him seriously. Little Fisty has some Barley McGrew sized problems, as evidenced by his consistently racist comments and when he tells those who disagree with him to, “go kill yourself.”

          • Fist_ti_cuffs

            Laugh if you will, but these are facts.
            1) Baby g-strings best win is against a WW.
            2) He’s chasing a guy (Canelo) for credibility that was already dominated by a WW. -_-
            3) He refuses to leave a dried up division and prove himself special.
            4) SOG did what you clowns didn’t believe he could. And the new………….
            5) Money May is the best Boxer of the last 25 years and it ain’t even close.

            Now I’ll write your rebute for you:
            1) He can only fight those that want to fight him. Everyone from 140-200 is afraid of him, because he knocks out crusierweights in training.
            2) Canelo is better now and Floyd just ran the entire fight….besides one judge had Canelo winning and we all know that the judges cheat for Americans, especially the Black ones.
            3) He’s attempting to break B-hops record, while capturing all the belts. Besides there are no lucrative fights at 168 (even though he doesn’t really care about money) and all those guys that called him out are really bums that he’ll knock out in the first 3 rounds.
            4)Those three white judges were cheating for SOG, because he’s half white. -_-
            5) Floyd really lost at least 5 times and he ran his entire career. Besides he avoided the really tough fights in Williams, Tszyu and Margarito.
            So I saved you the time of a response. You can thank me later. -_-

          • Standing8

            The fact that Kovalev whooped lil dre’s ass and made him look BAD and that sog (S.cared o.f G.olovkin) ran from GGG really causes you so much pain. I really enjoy it! -_-

          • Fist_ti_cuffs

            Ahhhh lil tink tink is hurt. Wear that L and better luck next time. -_-

    • Sidewinder

      Kell Brook is the only Special One that GGG has yet faced.

      • Marchegiano

        Most of them have been contenders. He’s tied with kovalev with most contenders defeated in recent years. I’m sure Chocolatito is up there as well.

    • Sidewinder

      Kell Brook is the only Special One that GGG has yet faced.

    • Frank Boileau

      No better than Lemieux. I think Lemieux beats him.

  • Mark Schoeman

    I don’t get how Cotto became such a villain…nor why people are upset that the Kirkland fight is on PPV. Roc Nation over-promised Cotto and the only shot they have to not lose money is PPV. I suppose if you have to pick a villain about PPV, it’s them…yet they’re likely going to lose 7 figures, so there’s the punishment. No need to shake our fists…

    And it’s 2017, my 9 year old niece can figure out how to use the computer to not pay for PPV…so anybody who wants to watch on “HBO” for free can and if you can’t figure that out, that’s on you

    • Stephen M

      Cotto started to be less liked when he required that Martinez weigh in at 159 to defend his title.

      • Julio

        He sure did, but at least Cotto paid his dues facing the best fighters of his time, mostly in their primes. The other guys of his era can’t exactly make the same claim. Now that his career is winding down, I don’t mind giving him a pass for all the good fights he gave us.

        • Robert Archambault

          As long as he isn’t fighting for titles anymore, I am fine with it. But no non title fight should be a PPV event. Anyone who is willing to pay for this, should donate the money to their local xmas charity instead.

    • Philip Matsikoudis

      What? Lose money is what a PFV is going to guarantee.

  • repugnicant

    Good stuff coming up. Always too few and far between.

  • Philip Matsikoudis

    Have to laugh at the Cotto-Kirkland Bout being on PFV. I think they might set a record for least watched PFW show ever unless the price is $5 or less. I’ll save my money for the Triple G v. Jacobs encounter, which I think is more appetizing than Golovkin meeting Canelo. Jacobs is a bona fide Middleweight and a tougher opponent than Canelo. To me this is a much more alluring match, and probably the toughest opponent that can challenge Golovkin, albeit GGG probably win by a 9th round KO in a tough and exciting fight.

    • left hook

      could be a good undercard too with chocolotito and usyk..

      • Robert Archambault

        Don’t bet on Choco being on the card. Apparently he wants too much money and will likely sit this card out. He is looking for headliner money now.

        • left hook

          That’s a shame for us and him. As good as I think he is, I think he has gone as high in weight as he can. I will not be surprised if Cuadros beats him in the rematch, maybe knocking him out. He really took some abuse the second half of the fight. I still felt he won, but he walked through hell to do it.

          • Robert Archambault

            I totally agree that he has extended his weight limit as much as he can and possibly over extended it. I figure we will see the real answer to that question in the rematch. As you say, he had all he could handle in the second half of the fight and if it had been the old days and a 15 round battle, I am not sure Choco would have come out on top at the end.
            But… it was his first fight at that weight and he will be more acclimatized to it the second time around. One thing we can be certain of is that the rematch will be a war and well worth watching as a main event on it’s own or as a co main event on the GGG – Jacobs card.
            As a co main event with GGG, I think the card will be well worth the cost of the PPV, as a stand alone, it would be a great first time headline fight on a regular HBO broadcast.

  • Robert Archambault

    If anyone spends money on the Cotto – Kirkland fight, they have lumps of coal for brains.

    • Jody Clause

      Not going to pay for it, but I will watch.

  • Jose Reynoso

    Na boxing is still on life support in the states. G vs Jacobs will flop. Good points on the Cotto Kirkland fight.

  • dino

    GGG is the real deal, by that I mean that he will fight anyone. A boxer can only be judged by what they do in the ring but unfortunately some fighters will duck & dodge the best until the fight no longer has all star power.
    To be the best you have to fight the best bring on Jacobs, Canelo your next!

  • Steve Brown

    Of course the bet is that GGG will stop Jacobs. However it only takes one punch to change the outcome of a boxing match, and Jacobs does have the punch to do it..

  • kiowhatta

    There’s a lump of coal so pungent that major boxing outlets seem to be suffering from amnesia. That is the farce surrounding the Povetkin-Stiverne-Duhaupas event. I would have thought that with all the intrigue and interest in the so-called glamour division, at least one journo would have done some digging and let us know what happened; and furthermore, what IS likely to happen within a division that is starting to shape up as a disappointment considering the promise it had.

  • Nomad

    If GGG will win everybody will say that Jacobs just another bum, B minus level and bla bla bla

  • Ciscostudent561

    Roy Jones said it better than i could. These MWS Aren’t afraid of GGG. They just want GGG to fight Canelo before they fight GGG cause that would mean more $$$ for them once GgG gets that Canelo exposure. No doubt that if they fight him now they’d make less $$ if they fought him after that fight. Are you guys really that delusional about the GGG fear that you think guys just wont fight him? Only reason Jacobs did is cus the mandatory. Boxing has always been this way. No one wanted to fight Floyd until after he beat ODL. I get the anger. As fans we want GgG to be given the opportunity to have the best fights and challenges but i hate how GGg obsessed dudes make it something its not. Its not about fear its about $$$. For Canelo it’s about fear.

  • Kwame Johnson

    The only way GGG DJ is worth a PPV buy is if Chocolatito Cuadras 2 is on the same card.

    • Chris Stans

      Doubt that would ever happen, Gonzalez has been acting kind of different lately

      • Kwame Johnson

        Yup. His trainer died, and he’s reasonably feeling undervalued by HBO.

        • Chris Stans

          His skills and accomplishments are definitely worth what he’s asking for, but if he doesn’t have the fan interest then there isn’t much he can do

          • Kwame Johnson

            So should he continue to fight for peanuts? If they put Chocolatito/ Cuadras 2 on the DJ/GGG PPV undercard, that would bolster the numbers, especially with the right promotion, IMO

          • Chris Stans

            His popularity has definitely been growing (I think he had 850k people watching him against Cuadras) I’m just not 100% sure if he’s become a consistent enough draw to start making demands. That being said, the million he wanted isn’t an outrageous demand

  • Shawn

    Happy Festivus.

  • Markus Roland

    Someone is eventually gonna stop GGG, but I don’t think it will be Jacobs. It’ll be a sad day to see GGG on his back because he’s such a warrior, but it will happen one day because his style sort of locks him into that type of loss.

    • ceylon mooney

      mam i dont see it happening that way. hes fought a number of completely different ways. hes got some real breadth to his game. i dont see him gettin stopped. i see him, someday, gettin out maneuvered and beaten to the punch enough to lose
      on points. using that jab decensively against lemieux was remarkable. he clearly wasnt gonna bother sluggin it out with dude. i dont see his judgment goin so far south as to do somethin like that. his timing–jesus. i think his skills wokld have to erode enough to where mivement and speed can overcome his timing and footwork.

      dunno if im making sense.

  • MAXeMO MAXeMO

    Promises PROMISES….on all these fights. Wake me when they enter the ring [ I’ ve been sucker punched too many times ].

  • Jerry

    Jacobs doesn’t make it to the 7th round. Good all around fighter but he has no chance of rocking Golovkin.

  • Arnoldo Adjani

    I might give boxing a new look. Lost interest in the last couple of years. I’ll look forward for these fights and woud also want to see: Kovalev-Stevenson, Kovalev-Beterbiev, Stevenson-Beterbiev.

    • Stephen M

      Don’t hold your breath for Stevenson…

  • Teddy Reynoso

    Who knows, the Miracle Man may pull off another unexpected stuff come fight time? Jacob could have another motivation- the first man to give him a beating was Dmitri Pirog who came from the same general geographical region as Triple G. Jacob could be going not only for revenge but to stop the juggernaut.

  • sesiom sert

    Man, its hard to rout against the Miracle Man, knowing what he went through. My heart says Jacobs, but my mind/reality is telling me GGG. Should be an interesting fight, a KO is a definite, only question is when.

  • Byron Horne

    There should be NO Pay per view. And if everybody boycotted then there would be no more.

  • bergs8034

    The GGG vs Jacobs winner should get Alvarez.

  • James

    Jacobs gets destroyed….

  • IRAMOE

    GGG is the best at 160 since Marvelous Marvin Hagler who was simply the best middle weight of all time.