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Golovkin wins close decision against resilient Jacobs

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18
Mar

NEW YORK CITY – When the decision was announced, there were two boxers who looked annoyed.

Gennady Golovkin, who had been pushed by a surprisingly durable and dangerous Danny Jacobs, appeared dismayed after he was awarded a unanimous decision victory on Saturday, perhaps upset with his performance and that his knockout streak ended at 23 straight opponents.

Jacobs, who rose from a fourth-round knockdown and seemed to hurt Golovkin several times while exhibiting size and speed and an ability to absorb Golovkin’s vaunted power, was clearly frustrated in defeat. In the end, after Golovkin won by judges’ scores of 115-112, 115-112 and 114-113 to retain his WBA/WBC/IBF middleweight titles, there were two grumpy participants.

Perhaps the boxer who may have been the most pleased was Canelo Alvarez, who has been in talks with Golovkin for a big-ticket match in September for two years and may be more inclined to face Golovkin after Jacobs had so much success in front of an announced crowd of 19,939 at Madison Square Garden in the main event of an HBO PPV.

“Of course I am ready to fight Canelo,” Golovkin said afterward. “Of course I want that fight. I am like an animal for that fight. I will give Danny Jacobs a chance for a rematch.”

Jacobs, a cancer survivor whom few gave a chance to win, failed to show for the IBF’s second-day weigh-in on Saturday, making him ineligible to win the IBF title and allowing Golovkin to retain it with a victory. (Jacobs also avoided having to pay a sanctioning fee to the IBF for the right to fight for the title.) And Jacobs was clearly bigger than Golovkin on Saturday. While Golovkin safely tipped the scales at 169.6 pounds, inside the IBF’s 170-pound weight limit, there’s no telling how much Jacobs was on fight night.

No matter the winner or the circumstances, it was a helluva fight, with plenty of momentum shifts, hard shots, a knockdown, and the kind of gritty performance by both boxers that fans respect.

“Respect Danny Jacobs and very good job and clean job and respect my team and all people that support me,” Golovkin said after the fight. “Danny Jacobs is my favorite fighter, clean, good quality, very good fighter. I wasn’t thinking that I needed the 12th round to win the fight. This was my first test at 12 rounds. I needed a quality fight not just the 12th round.”

Each likely quieted the whispers that had been following them for most of their careers with Saturday’s efforts: Golovkin finally fought a worthy adversary who pushed him, forcing him to dig deep. Jacobs showed off his toughness, durability and moxie, actually standing toe-to-toe with Golovkin and trading blows. So much for Jacobs’ reputation for a soft chin.

Jacobs collapsed when the fight was over, overcome with emotion, likely thinking he had won. He walked over and hugged Golovkin; the two exchanged words and hugged again.

“I think I won the fight and I think fans support me on the decision,” said Jacobs, who was able to tag Golovkin repeatedly just as Kell Brook did last September when they fought. “I think I won by two rounds at least. I won the fight and I won the decision and all I can do is be gracious in the decision. After the knockdown I told him he had to kill me. When I got up I thought this is all he has? There were many times during the fight I went toe-to-toe because I knew I could. I got back up and I thought I won the fight.”

Golovkin started fast, immediately stalking Jacobs, trying to test his resolve early after Jacobs had been knocked out by Dmitry Pirog in their 2010 title fight. Jacobs responded with a series of jabs and a hard right that Golovkin avoided. Golovkin tried to nail Jacobs with a slicing overhand right but Jacobs backed out of the way. Jacobs boxed smartly in the second, avoiding Golovkin’s methodical onslaught. Jacobs landed a few jabs, circling away whenever Golovkin got close. Neither landed anything meaningful, but Jacobs seemed to be controlling distance. Jacobs landed a snapping left midway through the third as they were in close and smashed his gloves together. Jacobs was keeping Golovkin in the center of the ring, not allowing him to bully him along the ropes, his size and speed clearly a problem for Golovkin.

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Golovkin dropped Jacobs with a pair of looping rights to start the fourth, the first hard shots of the fight; Jacobs grabbed at Golovkin’s legs as he went down. Jacobs smiled as he got up and waved his arms forward as if inviting Golovkin for more. Golovkin continued to land hard shots in the fifth, particularly an overhand right that backed Jacobs up to the ropes. But Jacobs was game, landing a big right in the sixth followed with a right to the body and combinations to end the round. The surprising show of offensiveness seemed to catch Golovkin by surprise; Jacobs looked at Golovkin as the round ended as if to say, “I’m not done yet.”

Jacobs continued to befuddle Golovkin with his hand speed and switching from orthodox to southpaw, landing several overhand rights in the seventh. When the two got in close, Jacobs had the faster hands and was catching Golovkin on the way out. The two exchanged violent shots as the round ended, Jacobs screaming at the crowd as he retreated to his corner. The two exchanged big right hands in the eighth. When Jacobs landed a chopping right, Golovkin shook his head out of exasperation. Golovkin landed a big right later in the round, though Jacobs seemed to take it well.

Golovkin landed two big right uppercuts in the ninth; the second seemed to hurt Jacobs but the Brooklyn resident came back and landed a hard left to end the round, nodding at Golovkin, who nodded back. Jacobs’ left eye showed signs of swelling in the second half of the fight. But Jacobs stormed back in the tenth, landing several flush shots while in close and ending the round with a monster left. The two kept a brisk pace in the 11th, trading blows. Jacobs landed some sharp lefts and rights; Golovkin took the blows well but his head snapped back with each punch, something that usually doesn’t happen.

  • Captain Save-a-Hoe

    Resilient or just big?

  • ciobanu catalin

    i am a huge fan of triple ggg and i wrongly envisioned a 5th round ko for him, but this is indeed a decrease, a huge shame for the sport, he simply did not let his hands go, i dont know what was wrong, but danny was brilliant and outclassed him tonight , danny won in my opinion …too bad that things like this happen…golovkin did not trow enough leather , combos or risk himself ( witch danny did) , he didnt even counter as he should have

    • The Black Mamba

      The thing is, that Jacobs outboxed Golovkin. He was the better boxer, had a great gameplan and he was big. Those Everlast MX gloves are no joke either. Mayweather made Maidana wear different gloves for their first fight because the MX have virtually no cushioning at the knuckle area.

      He couldn’t outclass Golovkin though; GGG is way to resilient and dangerous at any time. I think the judging was accurate and I hope they’ll do it again.

      • BN

        Jacobs only needed to win 7 rounds to win by one point.

        • The Black Mamba

          You’re right. My bad

      • Mitchell Nelms

        Yeah, I initially thought Jacobs won by a point, but looking back, Golivkin won by a point plus 1 for the knockdown. Like I said before, though, Jacobs fought a damn good fight and exceeded expectations.

        • The Black Mamba

          It was surprising that he was able to keep calm after the knockdown. He was controlled and sticked to the game plan.
          Gotta give credit to Rozier; his advices in the corner were accurate and pretty helpful for the Miracle Man.
          That said, Golovkin was the man in charge through most of the fight and hit Jacobs with some vicious punches. Abel Sanchez has a BIG influence on Gennady; he said in the last round “don’t get crazy, box him” and he did it.
          Two classy fighters and men bringing it!

    • Gary Schneider

      Nice try cibanu. Cut the pr bs. You’re not a fan of GGG and never were. You are a hypocrite. GGG won fair and square.

      • ciobanu catalin

        are you kidding ? :))

    • Julius Kent

      GGG is old and ripe for the picking. The day Canelo is waiting for.

      • ciobanu catalin

        the ole mayweather wait it out scheme …

      • Giuseppe

        You know…. maybe. The one thing I would say is that canelo can’t fight the fight that Jacobs fought. Not mobile enough. And if he tries he will do it badly. But what shocked me was up close and in the pocket…. I thought ggg was outclassed. He just stood there while Jacobs landed uppercut to the head and body. I don’t buy it anymore that he does this on purpose. He can’t get out the way. Plenty of times tonight he looked unable to unload. And THAT is what could Hury him against canelo who seems increasingly fluid.

        • Mark Smith

          i love canelo he is a complete fighter his only drawbacks are that he has lacks defense and he isnt the most athletic but Giuseppe i agree with most of what you say i just thought this was a boring fight and GGG was maybe flat or old but I thought he clearly did more than enough to win this fight against a moving/running/backward moving target; I just want to remind everyone the vicious beatdown he gave my boy Kell Brook after he lost by getting outboxed and out slugged for the first 3 rounds and I feel that Kell is a much better fighter than Jacobs but that is just my opinion

          • Giuseppe

            Yeah you may be right. It was such a shock to see him.take so many blows and be out worked I may have overlooked his own good work.

        • Terry Cochran

          While I hope GGG fights and beats Canelo I believe a Canelo and Jacobs fight would be very good. While GGG fairly received the decision against Jacobs I actually believe Jacobs would have a greater chance of beating Canelo because of his ability to move.

    • peter fr

      what fight where you watching idiot

      • ciobanu catalin

        You sir , are a dumbass

      • ciobanu catalin

        You sir , are a dumbass

  • Jody Hanna

    ‘that made for a fight-of-the-year type enterprise’………..

    Really? Wouldn’t come close to fight of the night, let alone fight of the year, some bollocks gets written on these pages.

    • Arjay Cee

      It was an interesting fight, but far from FOTY. Chocolatito vs. Many Syllables, now, that had the goods!

    • Giuseppe

      You have Jacobs? Me too. Fought great. Was shocked ggg just had no other ideas. Not much aggression. And abel couldn’t motivate him.

    • Robert Archambault

      I think he means the kind of promotion and hype the fight received because it was far from fight of the year quality. It was not even close to the fight of the night.

  • The Black Mamba

    This was such a competitive fight and I loved it. Jacobs’ resilience, his comeback and Golovkins uncanny determination and chin. It shows us that GGG is a human being as well.

  • Jay

    The judges got it wrong like they often do on HBO televised fights. Jacobs won clearly. Maybe even 8 rounds to 4.

  • ciobanu catalin

    this has to be a revenge thing for kovalev ward… at least i’m at pace when i take it like that :)))) a bunch of bs, all of it :)))

  • Jamaal Abdul-Rahim

    Golovkin did pretty well for someone fighting an opponent weighing around 180 lbs.

    • BN

      Good thing you can tell what Jacobs weighs by looking at him.

      • Mitchell Nelms

        It was pretty damned obvious how heavy and large he was. Jacobs looked like a hydrated light heavyweight.

        • robert white

          canelo will be a much easier fight for GGG. As they will be equal in stature. The fact that Jacobs gave up the chance, at the ibf title, by missing the weight in, tells it all. I’m for day of fight weight ins to come back. as well as 15 rd champ fights.

          • PrinceGian

            Definately agree with changing the rules to weighing in on fight day. It has now become too common where one fighter looks much bigger than the other come fight time.

          • disqus_EewaFe3EB6

            you want to see boxers die in the ring, you psycho?

          • Ten Count Toronto

            Pure myth. No evidence whatsoever that 12 round distance or morning before weigh ins have made boxing safer. By far the safest division in boxing is Heavyweight where there is no such thing as cutting weight or rehydrating. Despite many mismatches in skill and many more Heavyweights fighting blatantly out of shape, they suffer fewest injuries. Only because nobody plays any weight games.

          • disqus_EewaFe3EB6

            Yeah but same day weight ins wouldn’t stop boxers from cutting a lot of weight and going in there dehydrated. That’s the problem with that. Theoretically I’m all for the same day weight ins
            If anything, the 12 round distance is safer solely because you get to stay three rounds less in the ring

          • Ten Count Toronto

            The difference between same day and day before (in practice almost day-and-a-half) is that the extra time with the current system provides temptation and encouragement to attempt much more ambitious weight travelling based on having more time to absorb the fluids & nutrients. Besides putting the smaller fighter at an even greater disadvantage and risk, it also harms the fighter doing the extreme weight cutting as this practice by itself is harmful to several organs (an MMA fighter was hospitalized with kidney problems from last week the day before his weigh in…) and there’s no guarantee the body and performance will respond positively every time.

            Having only 6 or 7 hours to recover is more likely to at least moderate how much weight a fighter and his staff are willing to risk exchanging. It also more fairly shares the risk between the fighters seeking to work an advantage and those who are fighting at a sensible & healthy weight. The deck is currently stacked in favor of the former…

          • Alfredo

            I think Alvarez will make Golovkin look worst. And knock him out.

        • robert white

          canelo will be a much easier fight for GGG. As they will be equal in stature. The fact that Jacobs gave up the chance, at the ibf title, by missing the weight in, tells it all. I’m for day of fight weight ins to come back. as well as 15 rd champ fights.

        • TNT

          Jacobs is a bit taller than Golovkin. However, Jacobs didn’t seem to outweigh him a la Chavez Jr style.

          • Mitchell Nelms

            That’s a bad example, but yeah.

          • disqus_EewaFe3EB6

            NOOOOO GGG was 45 pounds lighter than jacobs who looked like a big cruiser weight if you don’t say so you’re biased and on top of that jacobs ran all night and ggg over trained

          • Alfredo

            Haha!! I think you trolling.

          • TNT

            Excuses. GGG has been a professional his whole life. Abel Sanchez is a seasoned trainer. Hence, the “over train” thing you mention is weak.

            Finally, nobody knows how much Jacobs weighed on fight night. But he didn’t look to outweight GGG by a gross sum. Again, I wasn’t seeing Jacobs come in like JCC Jr.

          • Ten Count Toronto

            Of course he out weight him substantially. There was no reason to skip second weigh in if he was in the neighborhood and it was just matter of postponing breakfast and a quart of water by half an hour.

            Having said that, it wasn’t THAT big a factor, because Jacobs doesn’t fight that way, and when they came together, Golovkin wasn’t pushed around or knocked off balance too much (because he’s strong as a bull and well planted on his feet)

            Weight did help, but it wasn’t Golovkin’s biggest problem. Speed, angles, length, and switching stances all disrupted GGG more than the weight.

          • TNT

            Well, there are a few reasons that could explain why Jacobs skipped the second weigh in. He most likely was over the limit (but that could be as little as a pound or much more, which we really do not know). By skipping he could just rehydrate comfortably and not have to scoff over his money to the IBF.

            But yea, your post is pretty accurate. There were a few rounds were GGG was landing, clean, thudding right hands on Jacobs as he was in south paw. Many have expressed their view that Jacobs, by switching stances, befuddled GGG. I think initially it helped but as the fight wore on, GGG was doing a good job of landing those rights while Jacobs was southpaw.

          • Ten Count Toronto

            I think the switching helped because in the second half of the fight the right hands were mostly from too far away and across the body to have a dramatic impact. I think Golovkin’s jab bothered Jacobs more than anything else in the fight and switching stances gave him a break from the jab.

          • TNT

            As the fight wore on Golovkin landed clean rights on Jacobs because he was southpaw. As far as scoring goes, those shots count. I didn’t see Golovkin land as many clean jabs as stated on this site (many were partially parried or blocked, thus do not count).

          • disqus_EewaFe3EB6

            And if you look you’ll see that ggg’s wearing his trunks backwards that’s why his footwork wasn’t on point

          • Julius Kent

            You managed to squeezed in three different excuses in one breath.

          • disqus_EewaFe3EB6

            You guys know I’m kidding right?

        • sean dachtler

          Why all of a sudden does their rehydrated weight matter? is it because GGG got pushed to his limit? I saw two middleweights, who have been fighting at middleweight, weigh in at middleweight, and fought for middleweight titles. You guys gotta stop with the rehydration bull crap. They are both and have been middleweights. Just cause danny gave him a run for his money, no excuses are needed. GGG fought a very tough and great fighter and came out with a very disputed and controversial win. Many fighters have done so.

          • Mitchell Nelms

            It’s a trend that has showed up more and more in the sport. Fighters who make weight and balloon 20 pounds overnight. Canelo is the main culprit, but there are others. David Lemieux was massive against Stevens and he put Stevens down hard.

            I agree about the fight, I agree with everything you said.

      • Rick

        He probably missed the weigh-in cause he forgot to set his alarm clock.

      • Larry Connor

        Ha ha ha ha good one.

      • Rick

        The crook on his team Victor Conte said Jacobs would be 178-180 in the ring, so it’s a pretty safe bet he was at least that heavy. It’s in an article on this website.

    • peter fr

      yep Jacobs is a scumbag

      • Ben Willis

        He’s not a scumbag. He was just exploiting his advantage, within the rules (WBC/WBA rules anyway).

    • Oscar Guzman

      Maybe he weighted 190 or so–judging by the way he looked.

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    • Emeka Nnaji Jr.

      So 10 or 11lbs is a huge factor now lol. I just remember how nobody cared when a guy like Mayweather fought guys 15lbs heavier and they acted like it was nothing.

      • Robert Archambault

        From Junior Flyweight to Bantamweight there is a total difference of 10 pounds. That is FOUR DIVISIONS. So yes, 10 lbs can be one hell of a huge factor.
        And what the fuck does Mayweather have any business being brought into this discussion? Fucking Flomos.

        • Suk me dong

          Holla.
          Flomos and Canelotards.
          Are out in force.

          • Alfredo

            Haha!!

        • Emeka Nnaji Jr.

          I wasn’t trying to say that it’s not a huge factor, I was implying that people never brought weight difference when it was in regards to fighters like Mayweather, but now all of a sudden because everyone’s favorite fighter Triple G looked mortal it’s a huge factor. People are just biased as hell.

          • disqus_EewaFe3EB6

            I never heard nobody say that ward was way smaller than kovalev btw

          • Ten Count Toronto

            Every credible handicapping of Ward-Kovalev raised the question of weather Ward could handle a Light Heavyweight’s power, and proposed that size and strength would be an advantage for Kovalev despite the fact that Ward turned pro as a Light Heavyweight and won his last few amateur titles at 178.

            If it were not for the bad decision poisoning the discussion, every reasonable person would have given Ward major props for getting off the canvas and finding away to make a hard & competitive fight down the stretch (and many still did notwithstanding disagreement with the verdict)

          • disqus_EewaFe3EB6

            I just think it’s funny how they’re all coming up with a ton of excuses for GGG not killing Jacobs, while the reason is plain and simple: Jacobs is a really good fighter. And maybe GGG is on the slide?

          • Ten Count Toronto

            I don’t think Jacobs talent was disputed very often, just his durability. He did a good job of not allowing it to be tested too much, but still proved he’s not nearly as fragile as some believed him to be.

            There is no question Golovkin is slipping a little, and it’s not just this fight (this is just the first opponent against whom it mattered a little…) Plus it must be said he just wasn’t as good as some people believed. A P4P fighter would have more adjustments that worked at least some of the time or forced Jacobs to make counter-adjustments.

            You are correct that many GGG supporters are overplaying the weight card to distract form some of the warts on his peroformance March 18, but it is an important issue that goes beyond this particular fight, so I have no problem with pushing it on the agenda.

          • disqus_EewaFe3EB6

            It is, it’s just weird that all of a sudden everybody talks about it.
            Last week, when lemieux almost killed stevens very few addressed the fact that he was big as a truck.

          • Ten Count Toronto

            True, we don’t talk about it enough. Partly because it’s so rampant that if we got worked up about every case we wouldn’t have time to talk about anything else!

            In the Lemieux-Stevens example perhaps people people didn’t pay as much attention because A) Lemieux came in heavy in his last fight and looked awful both offensively & defensively, and B) Stevens fought most of his career at 175 & 168 so people assumed he’d be farily close to Lemieux by fight time and not on unfamiliar ground. But either way it does make a mockery of weight divisions as a concept in sports.

        • disqus_EewaFe3EB6

          Mayweather often fought bigger opposition. Canelo outweighted him on fight night by god knows how much. Oscar was way bigger. Cotto was bigger
          But to quote GGG himself “this boxing, weight doesn’t count”

          • Robert Archambault

            Please stop talking about Mayweather in a thread where he has no business being. I will not respond to posts that include his name.

          • disqus_EewaFe3EB6

            alright alright. gee

          • Ten Count Toronto

            Yes but Canelo & Oscar didn’t game the weigh in system to be in Mayweather’s division and force a mandatory defense. Floyd CHOSE to moved up in weight to challenge them for their titles and was compensated for it. If Golovkin had voluntarily challenged Ward or Kovalev with a Light Heavyweight title on the line, of course it would be proper and expected that he would give away 12-15lbs in the ring, entirely at his own risk.

      • RStech

        Honestly, how many guys were 15 lbs heavier than Floyd? Alvarez? Or one of the B-rate no-hopers he feasted on for most of his career?

      • Suk me dong

        Mayweather has got little nuts.
        I know what it’s like to have little nuts.

        • Emeka Nnaji Jr.

          Lol wow

      • Don Badowski

        You mean like Alvarez, at the 152 catchweight? Yeah, I can see where you’re coming from.

        • Emeka Nnaji Jr.

          Lol the catch weight doesn’t change the fact that Alvarez outweighed Mayweather by 15lbs fight night, nice try

          • Don Badowski

            If you say so. It also doesn’t change the fact that Mayweather tried to get the fight with Alvarez at welterweight. When Alvarez refused Mayweather offered 150 and 151. Alvarez still refused, so Mayweather offered 152, which was excepted. But the funny thing is, Mayweather wanted Alvarez and DLH to say that they, not he, offered 152.
            BTW, I write this but I am no fan of Alvarez, not for years.

          • Ten Count Toronto

            Yes but he still had to drop the weight even if just for that one hour of the weigh in, and that does damage, and no matter if one is a fighter, a dancer or model, one never knows for sure if they’ve timed it just right, or if they’ve pushed their body a little too far this time. It’s not always an advantage for the bigger person.

        • Alfredo

          What?!

        • Alfredo

          What?!

      • Julius Kent

        We cared when he cheated marquez by coming in over the agreed weight limit.

        • Emeka Nnaji Jr.

          And you rightly should have there was a direct violation of the contracted weight. There scenario is inapplicable here. Pacquiao and Mayweather dealt with weight disadvantages in most of their fights at welterweight but they found a way without excuse that’s why their great. People have tried to put GGG in their likelihood already and if choose to do that the weighed factor shouldn’t be used as an excuse

          • Julius Kent

            Totally agree. Triple kudos and a smiley. 🙂

          • disqus_EewaFe3EB6

            You’re sounding like the voice of reason right now.

      • Alfredo

        Right!! And they wanted Mayweather to keep going up in weight.

        Its these new hyper-sensitive boxing fans. Outweighing your opponent is now called “weight bullying”.

      • Ten Count Toronto

        That’s true but nobody forced Mayweather to take a fight above his natural boxing weight – unlike Jacobs, Canelo was not Mayweather’s mandatory, but rather the bout was for a Jr. Middleweight title – Golovkin HAD to fight Jacobs and did not have the opportunity to win a belt from a higher weight class by fighting the much heavier man.

        However if Mayweather supporters give Golovkin the same props for beating a 15lbs heavier fighter that they gave to Floyd, then of course they can make the parallel.

    • Suk me dong

      He really blew up.
      To many people blowing up lately..

    • Mike M.

      Its worth noting that Danny who enjoyed a nice weight advantage, was the one giving up ground during the fight. People forget a close round is likely to be scored for the smaller guy if he’s the one making you take a step backward or hitting you with the cleaner punch when you trade shots. Jacobs should have spent more time staking claim to the center of the ring having been the bigger man (he couldn’t as far as I could tell). If he had done that successfully I’d take his claim that “he won” a little more seriously.

      • Alfredo

        I agree with you. I think Jacobs did not take advantage of his size or combination punching.

    • Standing8

      Exactly. And he still hurt him repeatedly. If Danny came in as a MW he woulda got iced. Rehydration clause should be mandatory especially in title fights.

    • PrinceGian

      Yes I think I can see why Jacobs declined the second weigh in thus forfeiting the right to fight for the IBF title. The discrepency in size was obvious.

    • disqus_EewaFe3EB6

      Jacobs was around 178/180. GGG is usually around 170 on fight night. Not a huge difference.
      GGG himself would never use weight as an excuse

    • Marius Vranceanu

      absolutely correct. I respect both but the size advantage on Jacobs side was enormous GGG done fantastically well

    • Alfredo

      Haha!! Enough with the “weight bullying” thing. This fight was about having a game plan and executing.

  • Marxuach

    -G threw more, landed more.
    -Landed the cleaner shots.
    -Was in charge tonight.

    -Jacobs had a great game plan but he didn’t win.

    Just because G didn’t look that dominant doesn’t mean he lost..

    • Julius Kent

      Dude, Jacobs was out boxing GGG.

      • Marxuach

        G landed the obvious harder shots.
        Jacobs had his moments, that’s no lie.

        • Julius Kent

          Jacobs has faster hands and he made GGG look like an old man in there.

          • Mark Smith

            i disagree my good sir

          • Harry

            Faster hands do not mean more power, higher work rate and better chin

          • Marquis Holmes

            Hey my man, speed is power, but you wouldn’t know that because you’re a spectator and not a boxer!

          • Wade Wilson

            Not always, no. You can throw punches very fast if you don’t bother putting your body into it. A proper punch comes from the entire body and not just the arm which, compared to the rest, isn’t that powerful. Form means everything. Plus, it varies dramatically from individual to individual. How many speedsters have we seen with no punch and how many real bombers look like they were in slow motion? And yes, I’m a retired fighter.

          • Mike M.

            If you pay attention, a lot of guys who LOOK like they’re throwing a fast and powerful punch are merely exaggerating the motion of their forearm, rather than turning their punch over and driving from their hip and shoulder, they inadvertently rotate their shoulder back/lock it while twisting at the waist and finishing their punch with the forearm. Seeing it live, it looks fast because they swing wide and your bicep’s a short muscle, but it doesn’t land very hard

            A guy like Golovkin who always punches from the hip/shoulder doesn’t need to be fast to deliver a powerful punch. He could drive all his force with only 2 to 6 inches of space and it’ll still carry the force of a hayemaker. GGG has strong hips and legs, and fighting on his front foot means he carries max leverage all the time. He could throw half a punch and still hurt someone.

          • Shaun Barnett

            Absolutely, true KO power comes from the calf.

          • Wade Wilson

            Exactly. Except everyone’s better when balanced. Golovkin also has the same advantage as Hagler in punching up to most of his opponents getting his legs in all the way. I know, I’m the same size nearly exactly as Marvin!

          • Wade Wilson

            Exactly. Except everyone’s better when balanced. Golovkin also has the same advantage as Hagler in punching up to most of his opponents getting his legs in all the way. I know, I’m the same size nearly exactly as Marvin!

          • Harry

            If speed is power (which is basically right) then GGG has higher speed than Jacobs because he dropped Danny and hurt him a couple of times with his shots, whereas Jacobs could not inflict any damage: Golovkin’s face was cleaner after 12 rounds than after 4 rounds with Brook. Speed is important bur range or amplitude is also important. When a punch is thrown from close fists cannot fly at your mug at a notable acceleration.

          • TNT

            Speed is not necessarily power. Some quick boxers have not had KO power and some KO fighter have not been the fastest.

          • Mitchell Nelms

            Exactly, speed can enhance power but isn’t power itself. Most people have never been in a ring and have never been hit, therefore, they don’t know the difference. However, a faster shot thrown with proper technique shocks your body more than a thudding, heavy handed blow.

          • Ten Count Toronto

            Some people also experience irrational panic from punches they can’t see, anticipate, prevent or brace for even if they’re not having much effect on the legs or coordination. I never really understood that, but I’ve seen enough times.

          • Julius Kent

            Malignaggi has fast hands.

          • Julius Kent

            Despite the knockdown, his record and reputation, why do you think people think he lost? Because they are biased? I was rooting for GGG and Gonzales and sadly both lost.

          • Larry Connor

            True

          • Uncle Sham

            you know punches that are blocked don’t count, right?

          • Julius Kent

            Blocked by his face? I don’t know.

          • Uncle Sham

            you must not have watched the fight in HD

          • Julius Kent

            I was at ringside.

          • Uncle Sham

            nah u was in the nosebleeds

      • peter fr

        dude he didn’t want to stay within the ibf limit of 170 so what does that say Jacobs so a scumbag and he clearly lost

        • Emeka Nnaji Jr.

          You’re over here whining about 10lbs, but I guarantee you werected one of the ones clamouring for a GGG vs Mayweather bout. A bout in which Mayweather would be outweighed naturally by 20lbs.

          • Robert Archambault

            I don’t think I have ever seen anyone ‘clamouring’ for a Mayweather fight. I have seen many people having to explain that situation to fools with poor comprehension skills but that is about all.

      • Harry

        Outboxing does not mean hurting and this is no amateur fighting

        • Julius Kent

          Ookay.

        • Wade Wilson

          Outboxing means enforcing your skill on the other fighter and that doesn’t mean just moving and punching although it can. Putting pressure on a guy and fighting close requires just as much skill.

      • Oscar Guzman

        What were you watching, son? Outboxing your opponent is to have him on his toe and take full control of the fiight. Jacobs followed a good game plan throughout nearly the whole fight. In the end, he was knocked down; GGG had him backed up most of the night with his jabs. Golovkin landed the cleaner and the power shots. GGG never looked like he was in trouble. Jacobs, however, at one point, looked like he was ready to go after eating some of the most fiercest uppercuts from GGG.

        • Julius Kent

          Skirmishes dad and there were some.

      • Ten Count Toronto

        Outboxing by landing 25 jabs in the whole fiight? He did a lot of things well, but forgot the most important punch in the game.

        Jacobs acomplished a lot of things on Saturday, not the least of which was beating Golovkin at a couple of his own games (attrition, body work), in the second half he looked like the fresher, stronger, more confident & more positive fighter. He may have “won the war” but didn’t move his hands enough in the first half of the fight to win the required number of rounds.

    • Ten Count Toronto

      Was in charge for 5 rounds. Jacobs stuffed a lot of his confidence and aggression in the second half. Jacobs had the better energy and body language down the stretch.

      If not for the knockdown and Golovkin buzzing Jacobs late in the 9th to seal that close round, it would have been even.

      • Marxuach

        Jacobs showed better body language? Jacobs had his moments, the whole punch move clinch plan worked well.

        G pressured well, snapped his head back, wobbled Jacobs a few times. Got a knock down. He was the boss in there bro.

        Jacobs is the one who looked almost out a couple of times

      • Marxuach

        Jacobs showed better body language? Jacobs had his moments, the whole punch move clinch plan worked well.

        G pressured well, snapped his head back, wobbled Jacobs a few times. Got a knock down. He was the boss in there bro.

        Jacobs is the one who looked almost out a couple of times

  • Colin Mc Flurry.

    At 35 GGG is only going to slow down more.

  • Koolz

    Jacobs and GGG both showed they are amazing boxers. GGG’s skills were on display in this fight against Jacobs who had the perfect game plan!

    Very close fight I had GGG by two points do to the knock down.

    I think GGG should give Jacobs a rematch this year though.

  • Michel Desgrottes

    114-113 DJ, valiant effort

  • Jim Parkinson
  • Chris Stans

    Golovkin was so sparing with his punches barely hit the body too. I guess time really has caught him

  • Michel Desgrottes

    Can we give DJ his respect now, all these haters who doubted him

    • left hook

      I was one of those people. I was wrong about Jacobs.
      No wonder Golovkin didn’t want to move to SMW.

      • Mitchell Nelms

        He did look smaller by a fair margin.

        • left hook

          They looked the same in my eyes Jacobs was just taller.

      • Julius Kent

        GGG is always slow and he will undoubtedly esp at his age now be eaten alive by quicker and bigger boxers at SMW.

        • Mark Smith

          i feel that GGG vs canelo is 50/50 and i liked canelo until this fight as i think GGG is going to destroy whomever he fights nexts which is bad news for my man canelo but I do feel that Badu Jack can and will beat GGG if and when they fight and i felt this way before this jacobs fight. I love GGG what a class act 18 straight title defenses and he fights several times a year doesn’t get in trouble is humble and acts like a regular guy but kicks ass in the ring those are my favorite fighters. I love to watch GGG in action and it will be a shame when he retires as we want have him around much longer

          • Robert Archambault

            Badu Jack is a fucking LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT. In what world will they ever fight each other?

          • Robert Archambault

            Badu Jack is a fucking LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT. In what world will they ever fight each other?

          • Ten Count Toronto

            Badou Jack would be a terrible match up but not so much on weight but rather on height, reach, technique and how active he is with his feet. Jack is more athletic to begin with plus he’s aging beter than GGG who’s legs have been steadily loosing bounce the last 3 fights.

            Degale could make GGG look bad at times but I;m not convinced he’s have the stamina to stay off the ropes all night, nor the power to get respect that Jacobs did.

          • Ten Count Toronto

            Badou Jack would be a terrible match up but not so much on weight but rather on height, reach, technique and how active he is with his feet. Jack is more athletic to begin with plus he’s aging beter than GGG who’s legs have been steadily loosing bounce the last 3 fights.

            Degale could make GGG look bad at times but I;m not convinced he’s have the stamina to stay off the ropes all night, nor the power to get respect that Jacobs did.

        • Mark Smith

          i feel that GGG vs canelo is 50/50 and i liked canelo until this fight as i think GGG is going to destroy whomever he fights nexts which is bad news for my man canelo but I do feel that Badu Jack can and will beat GGG if and when they fight and i felt this way before this jacobs fight. I love GGG what a class act 18 straight title defenses and he fights several times a year doesn’t get in trouble is humble and acts like a regular guy but kicks ass in the ring those are my favorite fighters. I love to watch GGG in action and it will be a shame when he retires as we want have him around much longer

        • left hook

          Just a question for u…can u explain why u think Danny won, after all he was ‘fighting scared’ aka as backpedaling, as u always claim..

          • Julius Kent

            See the comment you replied from.

          • left hook

            I guess u ducking the question again.. u thought Danny won while backpedaling, which is fighting scared in your definition. Floyd did the same at the later part of his career and u didn’t give credit to him. So how come you gave credit to Danny then?

          • Julius Kent

            Jacobs did not do a Floyd when he fought GGG. He stood toe to toe and traded punches. Floyd was contented winning each round by a punch or two. Please do not malign Jacobs name by mentioning Floyd’s name next to his.

          • left hook

            Stop lying Roderick, u didn’t watch the fight last week. If u did u would know Danny was on the back foot..which is fighting scared according to u.
            Am beginning to think u didn’t watch Floyd Mayweather fights cuz if u did, u would know he doesn’t throw one or two punches per round. Stop being lazy and check YouTube there is evidence to proof these..lol.

          • Julius Kent

            First of all, Jacobs did not fight like Floyd (overly defensively and risk free) and second of all, I said Floyd was contented winning each round by a punch or two. The latter does not mean that he only throws a punch or two captain hook.

          • left hook

            What u talk about…u said Floyd was content by throwing two punches per round…OK mention 5 fight he only threw one or two per round. I didn’t see the difference btw Danny’s last night performance and how Floyd fought at the latter part of his career. And am beginning to question your boxing knowledge private Roderick. Maybe u don’t know, fighters are meant to win each rounds to be victorious in a boxing match.

          • Julius Kent

            Winning a round by a punch or two is different from winning a round by throwing a punch or two.

            Have you heard of the following phrases before?

            I won the badminton match by a point.

            I won the bowling game by one strike.

            But I think that match with harries, floyd only threw two punches and a one choke.

          • left hook

            It’s obvious u can not answer the question and cannot provide the fights he threw one or two punches.
            Stick to badminton as that’s the sport u know.

          • Julius Kent

            Why are we talking about Floyd again?

          • left hook

            U hate Floyd and angry he went undefeated and beating pacquiao. Your bias and double standard for him has no bounds.
            I know u would duck the questions i asked earlier but let me ask again..mention 5 fights he threw one or two punches per round. If u can’t mention them, just admit u lied.

          • Julius Kent

            I did not lie you just was not able to comprehend that sentence. I am only responsible for what I undersyamd not for what you understand.

          • left hook

            Loll..don’t worry, u can’t answer the question I put to u and u lie alot. Yeah u understand badminton not boxing.

          • Julius Kent

            When did I lie? Give me an example. That Harris fight happened and he only threw two power punches and a python like choke.

          • left hook

            Lol..provide five fights he threw 1 or 2 punches…if u can produce it, then u lied. During Floyd pacquiao saga..u promise to boycott and never to watch Floyd fight again but that was a lie too.

          • Julius Kent

            I already gave you one fight.

          • left hook

            Which fights that? Asked u for five fights. If u can provide it..u are a liar..simple.

          • Julius Kent

            The Harris fight? That’s a valid fight. I’ll give you another one. Mayweather vs Brim. That’s two now. Happy?

          • left hook

            Lol..OK liar. It’s obvious u can’t answer the question. U always duck.

      • maxx

        I believe he is lucky that he did not end up in the ring with a beast like Froch or even Kessler let alone MMA specialist Ward.Kudos

        • Ciscostudent561

          ROFLZ @ mma specialist hahahahaah

        • left hook

          ‘MMA specialist’..lol… Ward is in boxing not MMA and his a slick boxer who can fight all boxing styles.
          Yeah Golovkin is lucky he didn’t fight the guys u mentioned. I am happy u beginning to see it yourself.

          • maxx

            In regards to Ward his style of jab and grab is most unappealing and I have always believed Carl Froch would have absolutely owned GGG every minute of every round.Kudos

          • left hook

            U call it jab and grab, I don’t see that. I see a fighter who can fight all boxing styles with savy skills.

          • maxx

            It certainly is effective I will give him that.Kudos

          • Ten Count Toronto

            There is reason Froch didn’t seriously consider the offer of GGG coming to England to fight him. 5 or 6 years it might be a different story.

            Golovkin took Jacobs head shots very well and was not manhandled on the inside despite the weight difference. The difference in quickness & mobility played a much greater role in GGG’s struggles than size & strenght. I think Badou Jack would be more likely to beat a past-prime Golovkin than even more past prime versions of Froch & Kessler.

          • left hook

            So is golovkin past his Prime now?
            And Jack is not in the SMW anymore but there other strong names in that division that can trouble him..hence why he doesn’t want to move up.

          • Ten Count Toronto

            Of course he’s past his prime (physically) he’ll be 35 in 2 weeks and he’s had well over 300 pro & amateur bouts, there’s no such thing as male in his physical prime with that age and ring mileage. A 35 year old CAN be a better fighter than he was at 23 or 27 but only if he was a really late starter or was totally messing around the first half of his career or had problems (injuries, legal issues…). Watch videos going back to 2008 and see the declining time spent on his toes – that’s usually a great indicator of where someone is in their youth curve.

            Golovkin’s reluctance to move up is well established by now, he is obviously a small Middleweight by modern standards and wisely decided to maintain his best weight instead of having to go through what Roman Gonzalez went through on Saturday where he nneds to land two 5-punch combinations to get the same respect Vic Darchinyan would have gotten with one medium intensity left hand.

          • left hook

            So golovkin is past is prime cuz his 35yrs old? How come the same excuse was not given to Hopkins when Kovalev beat him or Marquez or mayweather? All these guys were past 35 and they were still winning.
            If he had KOed Jacobs under 3rounds will u be saying his past his Prime.

        • Ten Count Toronto

          Yeah but those fighters were a lot easier to hit than Jacobs plus they themselves were no longer in their physical prime. Golovkin wasn’t pushed around or manhandled despite the weight difference. His troubles were from Jacobs’ speed, use of angles, range & switching stances, plus the fact that his own legs have been losing bounce over the last couple of years due to age.

          There’s a reason Froch didn’t seriously consider the offer. I think present day Badou Jack would be a more dangerous fight for Golovkin than the Forch & Kessler of 2014. Ward would have been way too much unless he was totally weight drained.

          • maxx

            If Froch wanted to be elusive he could be, watch his fight with Abraham, he completely schooled him with his jab, I believe Carl could have used these tactics to nullify GGG or perhaps go to war with him, either way I back Carl 100%, Kessler would also be terrible for GGG, BTW I would put my life savings on Froch or Kessler stopping every single opponent GGG has faced, and Carl was pretty much retired when GGG fight was being offered. Kudos

    • Terry Cochran

      I never doubted Jacobs’ ability or chances against GGG. Still he did lose on what I though was a good decision. As good as Jacobs is he diminished himself after the fight with his remarks. Instead of publicly accepting the decision he called sour grapes and then preceded to self proclaim himself as a gracious person. Danny probably said what he really feels but sometimes it is best not to do that for the sake of one’s image.

      • Ten Count Toronto

        I thought it was close enough to give the fighter a pass on believing he won in the heat of the moment. Jacobs was the stronger, fresher, more confident & more positive man for most of the late rounds, Goovkins body language was not that of a winner. I totally understand how Jacobs feels he “won the war” and of course forgot the fact he simply didn’t do anything offensively for the first 4 rounds (and forgot to jab).

    • Sweet_Science_

      He earned the respect of many. I think us fans and the media unfairly put too much thought in to the Pirog fight.
      Danny Jacobs was underrated. He is still the best outside of Golovkin.

      • Julio

        I personally think if Pirog was still fighting, he would do exactly the same thing to Danny again.

        • Sweet_Science_

          Definitely a possibility. Pirog was a good fighter. I liked his style. Too bad his injuries got the win for the title.

        • Ten Count Toronto

          Not sure if I’d say exactly the same thing, people can learn and improve from losses, plus Jacobs was going through a bad time personally before the fight. But I would have favored Pirog in a rematch if it had happened within a year or two,

          A little extra hand speed, height & reach that Pirog has over Golovkin come in handy for dealing with Jacob’s assets, as was the fact Pirog was in his physical prime.

          • Julio

            Sure people can learn, I just think that Pirog is such a bad matchup for Jacobs. The dude simply suffocates with you with that shape shifting style. Danny pretty much fought the same way against GGG. It didn’t quite work against Pirog because he walks you down using a lot of feints, upper body movement, solid footwork, and a variety of defensive and offensive moves that made him very difficult to read and adapt to.

  • Jim Parkinson

    Time for the GGGoons to tell us that Golovkin allowed himself to get completely outboxed in order to get Canelo to fight him.

    • left hook

      Loll

    • peter fr

      your a fuckwit

      • Jim Parkinson

        *You’re

    • Rick

      Floyd “completely outboxed” Canelo. This was not that. Try again.

      • Jim Parkinson

        Then what would you call what happened? Just because he wasn’t totally outclassed the way Canelo was against Mayweather doesn’t mean he wasn’t outboxed. GGG looked pretty clueless about what to do for most of the fight.

  • Abraham E. Hernández

    Box Azteca guy had it 9-3 for Jacobs. They need to fire his ass ASAP.

  • JGC

    I feel that Golovkin did enough to win. I can’t stand his fanboys, his “good boy” bullshit irks me, and Abel is a douche, so this is coming from someone who would’ve liked to see him lose. He landed the better shots and was the aggressor the majority of the night. I think Jacobs had a great gameplan, and he had enough pop in his punches to keep GGG from just walking right through him, but I think too many people were impressed with his flurries, and I personally feel that they weren’t landing as much as others seem to.

    Several things though:

    1. No way GGG can beat Ward or Floyd (unless Floyd gets very old overnight, and he’s 40 so that’s possible).
    2. GGG’s chin is as tough as his punches. However, he seemed genuinely bothered by Jacob’s body shots. You know who loves to attack the body? Canelo. Not saying he could beat Golovkin, but he can hurt him downstairs.
    3. This fight seemed like the Ward/Kovalev fight, except the judges got it right this time.

  • Spider Rico

    The fight was alright. Max Kellerman’s commentary is insufferable.

    • Mark Smith

      i agree i love paulie and teddy atlas the best right now and i must say that roy jones has gotten much much much better and i also like tarver and the light heavyweight who does color for espn fights he is pretty good too and my favorite boxing analyst scribe is dan rafael

  • Arjay Cee

    Nice job by Danny Jacobs, who really impressed. I had it closer than the judges — possibly a tie or a one round victory either way, depending on whether you value GGG’s power and workrate or Jacobs’s combination brilliance in spots.

    This I know: I’d watch them fight a rematch before I’d watch GGG and Canelo.

    Is GGG slipping? Maybe. Then again, he fought a tough, smart, difficult opponent who anybody would have had a hard time looking great against tonight. By now he’s also left a body of work for study. If you’re going to take advantage of what’s known about him, you’d better have the speed, strength, agility and guts of Jacobs. Canelo has tools and power, but he is not capable of the performance that made GGG look human tonight.

  • Rick

    Canelo shouldn’t feel pleased, he should feel like a pussy.

    • Julio

      I can’t see how Canelo doesn’t take this fight now.

  • Teddy Reynoso

    Jacobs purposely came into the fight heavy to cushion the impact of GGG punches and to match or even top him in physical strength. That’s the plus in the strategy. The drawback was that he lost some of his speed and quickness reflex-wise. He could not time his counters very well which was a pity considering how many times GGG presented the opportunities as he missed or went wild with his shots. Nice try though. Perhaps next time Jacobs could come in a desired weight at fight time without sacrificing his speed and agility. He has his chances in this fight but simply could not capitalize. He also got tired in the later rounds.

  • Giuseppe

    I thought Jacobs won a pretty clear decision. Ggg didn’t have another gear and that shocked me. He looked one dimensional tonight. Looked like provodnikov at times. Jacobs had his number and was landing clean combinations to the head and body. He should feel aggrieved. Yeah a lot of people will say it could have gone either way. But it didn’t. It went against the guy who won. Don’t give me stats. Jacobs was more impressive

    • Chris Stans

      He looked awful in this one. Sparing with his punches, few body shots, and didn’t really cut the ring like he normally does. Only thing he really had going was jab

      • DBone

        He was so much more successful when he started with the jab. He was way too in love with trying to land a big right and Jacobs made him pay

      • Stephen M

        I think that Jacobs made him look bad. He was very successful at slipping away from Golovkin when he was almost cornered. Good defense and footwork kept him safe.

        • Chris Stans

          DJ definitely played a part in it but it just seems like ggg was slower than usual

    • DBone

      He was more impressive because he was supposed to get killed. But Jacobs didn’t win. Even with 2 judges giving him the 12th which is absurd. You pretty much have to give Jacobs the benefit of every doubt to give him 7 rds

  • Teddy Reynoso

    GGG as usual was pretty basic. Pressure the opponent, throw the probing jabs to set up the heavier artillery, cut the ring, bang the body from time to time and exploit every weaknesses and opportunities to beat or wear down the opposition. Nothing out of the ordinary as can be expected from him. But being basic makes him win fights. Unless someone comes along who can effectively unravel that style as inadequate or no longer effective, GGG will continue to win via the short route or on points.

    • Julius Kent

      Speed dude. Survive the 12 rounds and use your speed. Jacobs even stood toe to toe and out boxed GGG in most of the rounds. GGG is a very technically sound boxer with tremendous power but slow. I have said this years ago.

  • peter fr

    ibf rules no more than 10 pounds over limit so the scum bag Jacobs thought he could weigh what ever he wanted becaue he did not pay the IBF sanctioning fee smart but not so smart this is a scumbag and he deserved to lose and he did LOL

    • Dan James

      Yes…..The new world order. Project yourself/character on others. Scumbag calling others Scumbag. Liars calling others liars (e.g fake president). This rule is not very popular and if he chooses to ignore it and live with the consequences, so be it. You will never be man enough compared to the worst professional boxer in the game right now. You are bound to be a name calling punk behind a keyboard.

  • Lr Fp

    Jacobs was may be 185 pounds last night…Is not fair…..I think Jacobs won because his weight….But was a good decision gave the victory to Golovkin, is justice…..I still thinking that GGG is going to kill Canelo…..!

    Also, I think that the IBF rule should be adopted by the other sanctioning bodies (WBA, WBC and WBO).

    • Julio

      Jacobs fought a very disciplined fight. He utilized all of his physical advantages to the max. Kept GGG at bay constantly with his superior reach and jab, and clinched nearly every time while in close. I think Danny did just enough to win.

  • Oasis-of-Reason

    I thought it was a real good fight and was very impressed with Jacobs. I was a little underwhelmed by GGG but not as much as some may have been because I thought this was going to not just be his toughest challenge to date, but a legitimately very tough challenge in general. I also knew Jacobs was the bigger man but once it was mentioned how Jacobs’ camp claimed he would be over 180 lbs and I seen them standing next to each other, I definitely knew this was a long night for GGG.

    With all of that being said, I didn’t see it being as close as everyone else did. I think a lot had to do with everyone expecting Jacobs to get blown out and anything but that happened. Jacobs was in the fight the whole night and as I said before, I myself was very impressed with him. His stock went up in my book regardless of the score, but I feel people let their hearts score this fight which shouldn’t be done. I had it 8 rounds to 4, 116-111 for GGG.

    I thought GGG clearly won 5 rounds and I only felt Jacobs clearly won a single round. The other six were close and I had them split 3-3. I thought this should have been a close fight on the cards if you took their jabs out of the equation, but I didn’t know we were supposed to do that? The most frequent exchange I seen was the two trading jabs with GGG’s jab hitting Jacobs in the face first and Jacobs jab flopping because of it.
    GGG was landing the jab almost at will the entire fight and these were hard punches, harder than a lot of compubox “power punches”. Those power punches themselves were statistically close and that’s what I seen on my television, a closely fought battle with the only differences being GGG’s punches appeared harder and GGG stalking Jacobs while landing that jab in between any exchanges they had.

    • Oasis-of-Reason

      P.S.

      If Weisfeld scored the 12th for Golovkin, which I thought was an easy round to score for GGG, he would have had 116-111 as well.

    • Oasis-of-Reason

      P.S.

      If Weisfeld scored the 12th for Golovkin, which I thought was an easy round to score for GGG, he would have had 116-111 as well.

    • Mark Smith

      Man you are a true boxing sage and I couldn’t agree more great post

    • Ben Willis

      Good post. It’s easy to be influenced by the history of both fighters; as little was expected of Jacobs and much more of Golovkin maybe Jacobs’ success was overestimated a bit. An observer who had never seen either fighter before would surely have scored it for Golovkin?

  • Seeker

    It was close fight but Golovkin won. We haven’t seen supreme domination of GGG as we used to and vice versa we didn’t see surviving DJ. There was no KO, if we come to bloody points calculation then DJ didn’t win. No way. He did won rounds after KD in 4th but not majority overall, + he went down once. His swelled eye and face just prove that. There is third type of winning apart from KO and decision, “mental” when fighter knows that he wins the fight, based on body language, physical damage and most important is fear that you and your opponent get from each other. I think Golovkin was surprised to such feedback, DJ has real fear, his falling on his knees or on ropes right after the fight ended describe how happy he is to get to this moment on his feet not laying on back. And damn… he looks to me much taller, bigger and stronger, his hands seems like twice longer than 3G’s or is it Golovkin getting older and smaller. I think DJ just didn’t use this natural advantages 100%. Anyway… IMHO. GGG Victory is fair, but honestly I thought he will destroy him, DJ’s perfomance was good. fight was not as I expected which is sad.
    P.S. If Golovkin won this fight, then Kovalev lost to Ward is unfair. His perfomance against Ward was better than Golovkin’s perfomance against DJ.

    • Mark Smith

      Great post Seeker I thought that this was a 50/50 fight and Jacobs let me down he only landed 175 man that is terrible GGG looked disinterested and Jacobs looks scared i cant wait for canelo vs ggg i do not want to see a rematch with jacobs at all as he had his opportunity and he moved backwards and sideways for all 12 rounds let him beat the other MW titilist first then have a rematch but i would like to see jacobs vs lemiuex as they both underperformed to me in their fights with ggg

      • Julio

        I saw a Golovkin without a sense of urgency, just content plodding around. Seemingly, as you stated, disinterested. Even Abel Sanchez imparted instructions in such a casual way through the rounds. I think the fix was there.

        • Robert Archambault

          Why is it that some boxing fans always claim ‘the fix was in’ whenever a fight does not go their way? It’s not the old days of gangsters running the sport anymore. Sad to see it.

          • Julio

            I am looking at the totality of what transpired yesterday, not just one aspect. GGG’s dismal performance in which he looked like he had been waiting for hours to catch the bus on the way home. Sanchez casual instructions, even smiling throughout the fight as his fighter was getting visibly outboxed. Danny’s reaction after the fight. Didn’t look that terribly despondent to me, even in kind of a celebratory stance, along with his trainer as they walked off the arena. That’s all I am saying. Boxing a corrupt business, and it always been and will be. In short, I though that Jacobs won, even though I am a GGG fan.

          • Robert Archambault

            We must not have been watching the same fight because I never saw GGG being out boxed. Golovkin out landed Jacobs in every round but two, many rounds by a large margin, that is hardly being out boxed.

          • Julio

            GGG never truly settled down, he looked as befuddled and uninspired as I have never seen him before. I just think that Jacobs was the more effective ring general for several stretches. I will watch it again.

        • Robert Archambault

          Why is it that some boxing fans always claim ‘the fix was in’ whenever a fight does not go their way? It’s not the old days of gangsters running the sport anymore. Sad to see it.

  • Yankeefan03

    “and seemed to hurt Golovkin several times” what fight were you watching?

    • Mark Smith

      exactly i wanted jacobs to win but he did not come to win and he is bigger, stronger, taller, younger and more athletic and thought he could use those advantages to outmuscle and intimidate and GGG like I thought Brook did for 3 rounds but he wanted to box and move backwards and sideways and only landed 175 punches in 12 rounds in the biggest fight of your life WTF?? man fight to win and be aggressive

      • left hook

        brook never out muscle GGG..just landed more on Golovkin in those rounds.

      • Terry Cochran

        Jacobs spent a lot of time during training with Andre Ward and his fighting style last night reflected just that. Jacobs is a really good fighter but he chose to be elusive verses combative. Made for a fan frustrating fight.

  • Yankeefan03

    “and seemed to hurt Golovkin several times” what fight were you watching?

  • Mark Smith

    Hey not saying that Jacobs last 12 rounds in a solid fight I guess even though I did not prefer his style or passion, or aggression in the biggest fight of his life not named cancer and I agree that GGG did not look great but Jacobs looked terrible to me given all of his natural advantages because he is a very good middleweight whom i was pulling for; but if you think that GGG is overrated, old, or on the decline please look at his last fight other than Jacobs against my main man Kell Brook who was undefeated, bigger, younger and i thought stronger than GGG get demolished after round three in fistic savage beauty!!!

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

  • Roberto Carlos Guerra

    A rematch would be nice after business is settled with Canelo.

    December 2017, perhaps?

    • Mark Smith

      I would agree my friend if Jacobs can beat Lemieux

  • IanF69

    Golovkin just looked Marinated.

    • Sweet_Science_

      LoL yes he is almost marinated enough for Alvarez!

  • Roberto Carlos Guerra

    Shortly after the last bell, as a hardcore GGG fan, I was a bit nervous about the judges’ decision. I had Golovkin winning a close decision, and when the verdict was announced, I was relieved. We all know a loss would have thrown a wrench into the potential Canelo bout in September.

    A few hours later I saw the fight again on Youtube, from a Kazakh channel (I think). I analyzed every round, trying to put aside my pro GGG mental bias, and lo and behold, I actually saw Jacobs win more rounds and hence, winning a close fight, regardless of the judges decision.

    It made me realize how, no matter who we saw winning, our brains are hardwired to interpret events the way we want to see them, known as confirmation bias. GGG haters really did see Jacobs “dominating” the Kazakh, while many of his fans saw the complete opposite. The hard truth is that it was very close and could have gone either way, all bias aside.

    For those who say GGG was “exposed” and is “overrated”, I wonder if they also think many of the all time greats like Ali, Duran, Leonard, Chavez Sr, etc., were “exposed” or “overrated” whenever they were in tough fights where they had to dig deep, and either lost fights or won close decisions against elite opposition. People seem to have trouble understanding that no matter how invincible a fighter may seem, they are all human. Instead of saying GGG is “overrated”, why don’t we admit that maybe Jacobs was simply “underrated” and give the Brooklyn native some credit. GGG is still great, and so is Jacobs. What we just witnessed is what boxing should be, two top level fighters having to dig deep in a highly competitive bout. No one was “exposed” and no fighter has been “overrated”. I hope we get to see it again.

    • Terry Cochran

      Disagree with your “second” conclusion of who won the fight but your analysis of perception is dead on. It is actually a factor for everything we experience in life. Thanks for your comment.

    • Bob Patterson

      I couldn’t agree more. Confirmation bias is something we all need to be aware of, whether watching a fight in which we have preconceived ideas about the outcome or reading political articles in the papers. We see what we want to many times.

      About the fight specifically; the game plan for DJ may have been the right strategy for victory, and I think it probably was, but it can also appear to be extremely defensive and not willing to mix it up. Not always fan or referee friendly. I watched the fight a second time also and came away with the same impression as the first time I saw it. GGG by a slim margin. DJ was masterful with what he set out to do. Was it the right strategy? Not sure about that but the fact that his face showed the damage it did tells me he wouldn’t have fared well in a straight up shootout with GGG.

    • Rick

      Too much logic in your comment for most of thr people on here.

    • Julius Kent

      The exposed part came out because these two (Gonzales and GGG) were unbeaten and seemed to be invincible thus, overrated.

  • Montrose

    Credit to Jacobs he did some good work. But he was outlanded by sixty punchs, had his face busted up, was visibly hurt a few times and went down. GGG took some hard shots but never seemed in danger. It’s hard to tell what metric Jacobs could have won on others then exceeding expectations.

    • Jay

      What fight were you watching to see Jacobs get outlanded by 60 punches. Those punch stats need to be investigated. They are just there to protect what they have hyped up.

  • kiowhatta

    I dunno, it was a strange night. Chocolito certainly was robbed, and the leather was flying non -stop.I don’t think I’ve ever seen anyone knocked ‘over’ by a close inside shot to the body quite like Rungvisai did early in the fight. Blood and guts fight between the thai and Gonzalez.
    The intensity and excitement of the potential for the ‘GGG show’ was palpable. But it was a different fight. It was a tense, high stakes atmosphere, with both fighters circling each other like tigers, and early on, although little punchers were thrown, GGG seemed to be dominating.
    He let Jacobs back into the fight by stalking and moving in close, then frustratingly forgetting to unload combinations which is the best part of his style, and GGG’s strange languid ponderous physical lapse let an increasingly confident and game Jacob’s into the fight. the second half of the fight was mostly Jacobs outworking, outlanding and out maneuvering the Kazakh, and it was clearly unsettling Golovkin, thou he never looked worried.
    I’m a GGG fan, and the giant expectations of Golovkin being an unstoppable wrecking ball are at least suspended. His last two performance’s have left me wanting. Without the Knockdown in the forth GGG looked robotic and stiff, Jacobs gave him to much respect until the later rounds, so the same bizarre feeling leaving the fight venue about the main event was similar to the shock decision given to Gonzalez.

  • Sweet_Science_

    It was a little disheartening to see so many fans bashing Danny Jacobs before last night. This was a close fight with the knock down the decider imo. The right guy won the decision but it was fought on even terms. This wasn’t a case of 3G getting exposed or old. This was Jacobs being under rated by all the media and most fans.
    I’d like to see if the BJS fight comes off next for Golovkin and Lemeiux next for Danny.
    Great night of fights!

  • Larry Connor

    That rematch will never happen. To much money and marketing at stake for ggg to try that again.

  • Unsuspected

    I thought Golovkin won a close decision but it’s interesting how when Lemieux skipped the second weigh-in then looked huge in knocking Curtis Stevens out, not a peep about his being a ‘scumbag’ or a ‘cheater’. That gets reserved for Jacobs who has always conducted himself with class. The double standard speaks loud and clear that the posters have larger issues than boxing.

  • Jay

    It wasn’t that close in my opinion. I had Jacobs winning 8 rounds. Maybe 7 as some could go either way. Jacobs won the exchanges and landed at will. GGG was throwing at air all night. He looked befuddled and confused. He looked surprised that he won.

    • left hook

      Yes he looked surprised he won. I scored it a draw but It could have gone either way…is them type of fights.

      • Dee Money

        How did you score it a draw with the knockdown? An even round somewhere?

        • left hook

          With out the knock down, I thought Danny won IMO. The round u think was even perhaps I didn’t see it as even.

  • William Bjerkevik

    I’ll have to rewatch this again before I make any official score, but I think Harold Lederman got it right. It was a tough, competitive fight, and I believe Jacobs story as an underdog and cancer survivor coming in to this fight made many of the scores a little tighter then they are. Jacobs is a likeable guy, and it was hard not to root for him and get swayed by the narrative.

    He boxed well, but was far too tentative in the first half. He found his groove however around the sixth, tied Golovkin up, and stood his ground when needed. His power kept the kazakh honest. I liked how he went to the body, and the attitude he showed, dogging Golovkin between rounds.

    Golovkin at 35 might have lost a step since first bursting onto the american scene, but we must keep in mind that this was the second best middleweight in the world he just beat. Triple G is, and has been the real deal for some time.

  • Oscar Guzman

    Jacobs did more that what was expected of him. His size advantage obviously played a big role in his performance. This is an area where boxing needs to improve. It is not fair to allow a fighter to exceed the weight limit the way Jacobs did last night. This is madness! The bigger guy has an advantage and makes it extra hard for the smaller guy. Judging by the way Jacobs looked last night, he may have weighted 30 pounds or so more than GGG. It was Jacobs weight that prevented a knock out last night. In the end, jacobs lost a close fight. I believe if awarded a rematch, triple will beat him again–more convincingly–for sure.

    • left hook

      They didn’t look different much, unlike like the way Kovalev looked against Ward or Hopkins. And besides GGG wasn’t also a middle weight in the bout. When maidana (who was160 on fight night) fought mayweather, nobody complained about his weight, so why is weight an issue now.

      • Julius Kent

        Because obviously Jacobs won. One must find a reason and weight is the easiest and most affordable excuse.

        • left hook

          Lol..fair enough

  • maxx

    With the shift that GGG put in last night, forget Tommy Hearns or Gerald McClellan, I believe a prime Jermain Taylor would have got the better of him!

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    • Dee Money

      You are comparing a prime Jermain taylor vs a 34 yr old GGG though. 34 Yr old Taylor had already lost twice to Pavlik and moved up to SMW

      • maxx

        The point I am making is that the prime Jermain Taylor was no Tommy Hearns or Gerald McClellan and frankly neither is Golovkin.Kudos

  • JV316

    please stop citing compubox stats

  • Oleg Hrustalev

    GGG very lucky that he is not in the welterweight division,because middleweight just sucks…But i think he won the fight,albeit i score 4 rounds even

  • Julio

    Jacobs did enough to win this fight. He outboxed GGG for several stretches using his greater size, speed, length, even his defense was pretty solid. Also, the double and triple jab helped to keep Golovkin at bay constantly. Now, Golokvin, for whatever the reason, didn’t employ the efficient footwork that he had us accustomed to see. And before someone tells that it all had to do with Jacobs’ performance, I think it is possible that GGG might have lost half a step too.

    Also, he didn’t put his punches together when in range (I know that Jacobs tied him up constantly) but still, he just didn’t let his hands go enough and seemed merely content trying to land the accurate home run. GGG for long stretches forgot he had a jab and tried to bully his way inside. The jab is arguably his most effective weapon, and every time he uses it he is able to command the right distance both offensively and defensively. Regardless, this “victory” will plummet the value of his stock quite noticeably.

    • Dee Money

      Are you writing that Jacobs out jabbed GGG?

      Maybe I am mistaken, I’ll rewatch later today and look at the punch stats, but I felt like whenever there was action last night it was GGG keeping a jab in Jacobs’s face

      • Robert Archambault

        Golovkin out punched Jacobs in every round but three. Two where Jacobs threw more and one which was even.The Jab total was not even close with GGG landing almost 4 for every 1 Jacobs did.

      • Julio

        I may need to watch it again, but I thought that GGG for several stretches abandoned the jab a bit and just tried to force his way in there. That enabled Jacobs to tie him up easier and disrupt GGG’s offensive rhythm in my view. Whenever Golovkin employed the jab, he certainly commanded the action and made Jacobs reset. I just don’t think GGG was consistent and committed enough with his offense.

  • IanF69

    I dunno, G looked slow in there. Has he aged? Could be Oscar was right in saying dodge him for 2 yrs. He just looked one dimensional..not the wrecking ball he was.

    • Robert Archambault

      Aged? No, but I am sure the 6 months off in between fights did have an effect on him. He needs to fight more often than that. The last time he had such a long break between fights was before the Murray fight and that one went 11.

      • Julio

        That is a possibility, but I just don’t like the way he moved around the ring last night. He seemed somewhat disinterested. Sanchez was seemingly unhurried as gave his instructions throughout the rounds.

        • Robert Archambault

          Sanchez is always unhurried when giving instructions. They simply did not feel GGG was in any danger of losing the fight and I completely agreed with them throughout watching the fight. Too many people are looking at the fact Jacobs made it through the distance and think that was enough for him to deserve the win. It wasn’t.
          But as I have said in a number of posts, I was not impressed by the fight in any way. I thought Jacobs was just trying to get through 12 and his corner was instructing him on how to do that and I think GGG was lacking something, as if he had left his killer instinct back in the locker room. He did not seem interested in trying to end it at any time and I have no idea why not.

          • Julio

            Yes. That killer instinct factor was missing. He was seemingly going through the motions. I was a tad shock watching him just following Jacobs around, as I wondered what happened to that GGG that sealed off all the exits. Nonetheless, he got the W, and Canelo should be more than pleased and confident after last night.

          • Robert Archambault

            Canelo has nowhere near the power of Jacobs and I think Jacobs would beat him easily. I also think Lemieux beats him. If this fight makes him brave enough to sign on the line, all the better. But a Canelo fight would not go the same way at all.

          • Julio

            Certainly Canelo doesn’t have the same power as Jacobs. I was referring more to Canelo finally growing a pair now that the mighty GGG doesn’t look as mighty at the moment. I agree that Jacobs bests Canelo, and even Lemieux have a shot (albeit to a lesser degree in my view).

          • Robert Archambault

            I think it is entirely possible that GGG wanted the fight to go the distance just to try and get Canelo to sign for Sept. I would not make a solid claim of that as it would denigrate a decent performance by Jacobs but it is certainly a possibility. Golovkin did not have even the slightest mark on his face after the fight, in fact he did not look like he had been in a fight at all. Jacobs face was swollen and marked up visibly. I will have to watch it again next week and record it to go over it in detail, but it was a very strange fight for Golovkin last night. But I still give him the win without any doubt or hesitation.

          • Julius Kent

            Looks like GGG wanted to get-a-power punch-in-and-end-the-fight-soonest-and-thats-why-he-lost to me.

          • Robert Archambault

            I think it is entirely possible that GGG wanted the fight to go the distance just to try and get Canelo to sign for Sept. I would not make a solid claim of that as it would denigrate a decent performance by Jacobs but it is certainly a possibility. Golovkin did not have even the slightest mark on his face after the fight, in fact he did not look like he had been in a fight at all. Jacobs face was swollen and marked up visibly. I will have to watch it again next week and record it to go over it in detail, but it was a very strange fight for Golovkin last night. But I still give him the win without any doubt or hesitation.

          • Julius Kent

            Power? The issue here is speed. Cmon now. GGG was beaten not by power but by speed and Canelo has no speed himself.

          • Julio

            The issue in question was about power, not speed. That being said, Jacobs’ speed certainly assisted in making the fight more viable to him.

      • Julio

        That is a possibility, but I just don’t like the way he moved around the ring last night. He seemed somewhat disinterested. Sanchez was seemingly unhurried as gave his instructions throughout the rounds.

      • IanF69

        Did you watch the fight and say typical Golovkin ? Nope. He looked drained and out of sorts. I can’t say Jacobs wasn’t smart in how he boxed but for me G looked different…Tired almost.

        • Julio

          Maybe he was a tad over-trained as it was suggested a few days ago.

        • Robert Archambault

          I’m not going to continually repeat what I have already posted. I have made my opinion clear and it will not change.

  • ben woods

    Jacobs ”seemed to hurt Golovkin on several occasions”. No he didn’t. Come on Mitch, that’s not a portrayal of what happened last night. Hurt is being floored and grabbing hold of your opponents legs for dear life.

    • Julio

      Absurd statement indeed. GGG is one of those rare fighters that not only possesses a great chin, but dude doesn’t even move when you hit him. Total brick wall.

    • Julio

      Absurd statement indeed. GGG is one of those rare fighters that not only possesses a great chin, but dude doesn’t even move when you hit him. Total brick wall.

  • Dee Money

    I hate to say it, but I think GGG is past his prime. For sure he is still a top fighter, but what we see now physically is no longer his best. Consider that the two best MWs of the modern era (Monzon and Hagler) had already retired by the time they were GGG’s age.

    • Julio

      But those dudes have already accrued a lot of wear and tear by then. GGG is a relatively fresh 35 that has not been involved in wars at all. Hard to say for sure since Jacobs had a good game plan, the physical tools, and enough boxing dexterity to throw GGG off as well. I think it might be a combination of both.

      • Dee Money

        Not saying he should retire like they did by that age; rather that he is not physically the fighter he was a couple years ago. For certain Jacobs had the gameplan to beat him; be bigger, faster and move away

        • Julio

          Keep in mind that Jacobs looked huge in there. Likely he was a lighheavy last night. No wonder he skipped the mandatory IBF weigh in. Still, look at his face, Danny was in a fight regardless of GGG’s lackluster performance.

          • Robert Archambault

            And there really need to be rehydration limits if they do not go back to same day weigh ins. It is ridiculous that a fighter is permitted to put on so much extra weight before a fight. If that is the weight a fighter needs to fight at, he should be fighting in a higher division.

          • Dee Money

            Agree wholeheartedly, always have. Weight is supposed to be the equal variable in boxing.

      • Dee Money

        Not saying he should retire like they did by that age; rather that he is not physically the fighter he was a couple years ago. For certain Jacobs had the gameplan to beat him; be bigger, faster and move away

    • Julio

      But those dudes have already accrued a lot of wear and tear by then. GGG is a relatively fresh 35 that has not been involved in wars at all. Hard to say for sure since Jacobs had a good game plan, the physical tools, and enough boxing dexterity to throw GGG off as well. I think it might be a combination of both.

    • Rick

      I think some stiffer competition much earlier in his career would have been very beneficial for Golovkin. With his long amateur career, management issues and trouble getting guys in the ring it’s a small miracle he’s accomplished what he has.

  • Stephen M

    After this fight it is pretty plain that Andre Ward would have stolen Golovkin’s lunch money.

    • Robert Archambault

      Cannot judge how one fight would go by any other fight. That has been proven over and over and over and over again throughout the history of the sport.

      • Stephen M

        True enough but still. Ward is much, much better,bigger, smarter and nastier than Jacobs.

        • Robert Archambault

          Obviously that today a fight between the two would be ridiculous. There is simply too large a size differential. But back a few years, who knows what would have happened? Speculation is foolish as the answer will never be known.

        • Mike M.

          Idunno man, Kovalev outboxed Ward at a distance, homie has no inside game, that’s where Ward was presumably able to close the distance, and ultimately stole the “victory”, the inside and mid range is where Golovkin does his best work. Jacobs is much bigger than Ward, and likely punches a lot harder. I think Golovkin could hurt/outbox Ward in theory, but this match is likely to never happen…..so whatever lol.

    • philoe bedoe

      Ive always thought Ward beats Golovkin convincingly……..

  • Dee Money

    Clearly Jacobs fought a good fight, but I think there is a lot of anti-GGG bias out there. Which is understandable because people like to tear down those at the top with the most fame. When I hear some people claim “robbery” I think that has got to be a big bias.

    GGG outlanded Jacobs by over 50 punches total and in 9 of the 12 rounds (Jacobs outlanded in 2 rds with 1 even). GGG landed at a far better pct. (including power punches), and oh yeah- he floored him.

    I’d be interested to see if anyone can find a fight where they feel the winning fighter who: A) got a knocked down but was never knocked down himself, B) outlanded his opponent by over 50 shots total and in 9 of the 12 rds, and C) had a superior connect % both overall and in power shots; was gifted the decision.

    • Left Hook

      I think the fact that Jacobs did better than thought he would do swayed some opinions. Don’t bother me with facts.. my mind is already made up!

  • Wade Wilson

    When the number one guy and number two guy fight shouldn’t it be a good one? Doesn’t that mean the sport is healthy? Doesn’t mean you don’t feel ripped off and the casual fans want to see more generating more attention?

  • Orca

    I had it 7-4-1 for GGG. Disappointed in his performance though.

  • Suk me dong

    My Asian brother won this fight…
    Bitches..

  • Suk me dong

    Blow job saunders is going to get chewed up next.

  • Mike M.

    Kudos to Jacobs for putting on a better performance than anyone predicted, even if he was 190 pounds in there lol. Even more kudos to GGG, who was able to hurt, push back and out box a much larger opponent. He’s every bit the monster he’s been advertised to be. Jacobs did very well, there were some close rounds in there, but Golovkin landed cleaner and often enough to edge most of those imo. The decision was fair, the right man won. I wouldn’t mind watching a rematch, it isn’t necessary though as this was no high way robbery. If Jacobs can’t make 160 by next year, this would be a sweet match up at 168.

  • Rick

    Crybaby Jacobs, another loser who didn’t like a decision. “I won the fight” blah blah blah quack quack quack. “The fans support me.” Big whoop. The fans weren’t in the ring. Read somewhere Jacobs won a “moral victory”. Here’s a clue: Moral victories don’t win fights and titles. Better luck next time, Danny boy. Now, back to Brooklyn where you belong.

    • Chris Stans

      He says the fans support him but when he was complaining about the decision, the arena started to boo him

  • Charlie U.

    It’s so funny see how Floyd Mayweather’s Flomo fans react to this fight. It’s been a long time (24 fights) since GGG didn’t end a fight decisively. He knocks out everyone so we’re not used to seeing him in a close fight. By contrast, Floyd didn’t end a single fight decisively (meaning knock someone out) in the last 8 years of his career. He let everything go to judges and, in my opinion, there were enough close fights that, if he weren’t Floyd Mayweather, could have easily gone the other way. Forget Jose Luis Castillo, which happened in 2002 and who I think most objective boxing fans think beat him. What about Maidana, who I also think beat Floyd. Or De La Hoya, which ended in a split decision. Or Cotto, who forced Floyd to engage more than he ever wanted to. I believe any one of those fights could have been seen a different way. Now, one GGG fight in which he is the clear aggressor (something Floyd never was) and he throws and lands more punches, goes to the scorecards and these Flomo idiots are saying he was exposed? Just ridiculous, biased garbage coming from people who have an agenda.

    (And, just for the record, I scored the fight for Jacobs)

    • philoe bedoe

      Well said.
      I picked Golovkin, but also think Jacobs won.
      Doesn’t mean Golovkin has been exposed, just up against someone who got his tactics right.
      It’s happened to the very best………..

      • Julius Kent

        Speed is really important if you want to be the best. Power and resilience without speed these days are not enough.

        • Julio

          Speed is definitely a necessary trait, but I’d rather have good timing. Timing always trump speed. Jacobs got his punches off not only faster than GGG, but also had better timing.

          • Julius Kent

            I agree. If marquez is the same size as GGG, he will definitely beat him.

          • Julio

            I am not sure about that, but a MW version of Marquez vs GGG would be one heck of a fight.

          • Ten Count Toronto

            JMM would also have beaten Jacobs if he were a middleweight. I think the main conclusion from the fight is that neither of these fighters are P4P listers. Solid fighter who dominate up to a certain level but with a definite ceiling, like Abraham or Taylor.

      • Julio

        After watching the fight a second time, I think that GGG took it by a razor thin margin. Jacobs, in my view, didn’t quite control the tempo of the fight. Many of his combinations didn’t find their mark clearly, ran a little bit for stretches, the constant clinching (initiated by him) failed to make a dent on GGG, plus the knockdown. Golovkin was missing something, the assassin mentality wasn’t quite there last night.

        • philoe bedoe

          Haven’t had the chance to watch it the second time.
          But I liked the way Jacobs landed with the more combos, and his movement.
          I think Golovkin was respectful of his power.
          But most of all I think Jacobs tactics made Golovkin a lot more gunshy than normal.
          He couldn’t cut the ring off as he normally does because of Jacobs movement……….

          • Julio

            I personally didn’t see Jacobs landing effectively with his combinations. Many of them didn’t quite hit the mark and you can give credit to GGG for it. Jacobs moved well in spots, but didn’t take command of the fight at any given moment. GGG was highly effective with his jab throughout the fight, snapping Jacobs head back repeatedly. Just look at Danny’s face. I am not sure if Golovkin respected his power. Jacobs landed some flush shots and Gennady’s face barely moved. In the end, I think that Jacobs failed to impose his style and will.

          • philoe bedoe

            Jacobs did land the more power punches and that’s what I saw during the fight………..

          • Julio

            That was my initial take when I saw the fight the first time. I think I focused more on what Jacobs was doing than the subtle things that GGG was.

          • Ten Count Toronto

            I thought most of the “combinations” were blocked and Jacobs almost didn’t jab at all. It was the better BODY ATTACK for which I give Jacobs the most credit and it did take something out of GGG,

            With regard to cutting off the ring, it;s partially because he hasn’t faced any great movers lately – those who recently employed movement against him like Stevens, Murray & Lemieux are guys who don’t normally fight going backwards and were basically winging it after a taste of GGG’s punch. By contrast, Jacobs is a pure boxer by nature with nimble long legs who executed a well rehearsed plan that not a big departure form his style.

            The other factor is age. I had the feeling the bounce & spring has been diminishing form his legs the last couple of fights but I didn’t realize just how much until I Saturday afternoon when I watched some videos.

    • disqus_EewaFe3EB6

      To be honest floyd was knocking guys out at 130-135. You guys are only considering 147 and 154 mayweather who had to outsmart his opponents.
      GGG would do the same at 168. He wasn’t exposed, he was in with a stylistic nightmare for him and barely pulled it off with that beautiful jab he has.

  • TNT

    I just barely had a chance to sit, watch, and score the fight. I had Jacobs winning the bout by a score of 115-113.

    • Dee Money

      So you had Jacobs winning 8 rounds (which is what would be required for a boxer who got knocked down to do to get 115 on a scorecard).

      I think thats a bit much; I’ve watched it several times and can never find a way to give him more than 6 rounds. I’d have to try real hard to get up to 8.

      • TNT

        I had Jacobs winning the following rounds: 2, 3, 6,7, 10, 11, 12. I scored the first round a draw and GGG took rounds 4, 5, 8, 9. I scored based on clean punching (partially blocked punches do not count), effective aggression, defense and the ever mysterious “ring generalship.”

        • Dee Money

          Fair enough, I always respect it when someone puts their card up (FWIW mine matches Trella, the middle judge above).

          And yes ring generalship is always a mystery, although I felt GGG was the ring general last night. I think a lot of people feel Jacobs was because GGG didn’t dominate and knock him out (so since GGG didn’t fight up to expectation they give the default nod to Jacobs).

        • Quirt Evans

          I gave Jacobs 2,3,6,10,11; GGG the rest. The clean punch I saw most often throughout the fight was GGG’s jab snapping Jacobs head back. For me that carried the close rounds 1, 7,12 for Golivkin

  • Dee Money

    I think judge Don Trella nailed it. I am shocked that 2 of the 3 judges gave the 12th to Jacobs? Its almost as if they knew that they had GGG winning regardless, so giving Jacobs the 12th would keep the scores closer and be less of an outrage from him.

    I think there is a natural human inclination to balance things out.

  • donald hines

    GET THE FUCK OUT OF HERE!!! TRIPLE G GOT HIS ASS WHIPPED!!! YOU SAME ASSHOLES WHO THINKS WARD LOSE THINK TRIPLE G WON!!!! SMFH!!!

  • EastMan

    FUCKING NIGGERS!!!

    • Rick

      Go chase a car scumbag.

    • Charlie U.

      You’re an idiot.

  • Shaun Barnett

    I’m a GGG fan but must give credit to Jacobs for staying in there, although it appeared that GGG didn’t quite have his usual timing.

  • Max Ku Ku

    Great fight, and a big reason I still love boxing. A mix of will, determination, power and intelligence. Did anyone notice Abel Sanchez comment before the last round: “Don’t go crazy on me now!” Golovkin listened to his coach and showed he’s a more mature fighter, he restrained himself in the 12th and played a better chess match. Take nothing away from Daniel, he was not the same Daniel Jacobs stunned by Dmitry Pirog with a suspicious chin. Daniel’s chin held up and was on par with Golovkin. Much respect to Danny! But Golovkin’s experience and what they called ring IQ was just a notch higher, he held his emotions in check.

    Now, people arguing about who had more “power”. My take based on laws of physics:

    momentum = (mass) times (velocity)

    kinetic energy = 1/2 (mass) times (velocity squared)

    Thus, both mass AND velocity are important. Golovkin, imho, is able to deliver more “mass” with his shots (and precision) while his speed is considerable as well. The one point I’m not sure is whether its momentum or kinetic energy are whats considered “power” in boxing. My guess its the momentum (i.e. speed is not squared, both mass and speed are equally important). Momentum is what moves opponents head, shocks and concusses the opponent. would love to hear experts opinion

    • Billy ray cyrus

      Force(f=ma) is more likely the culprit that moves an opponent head. Newtons 2nd law f=dp/dt

  • Quirt Evans

    GGG 115-112

  • Quirt Evans

    GGG 115-112

  • Steve Brickler

    It was a setup when you think about it. Luring GGG bonedry on the weight scale for the weight check and then your cheating ass doesn’t show up to have the maximum weight advantage. Disgraceful.

    • Dee Money

      GGG wasn’t bone dry, its what he always fights at; its not cheating either (as other sanctioning bodies allow it). Hopefully, this will help bring about change though and all sanctioning bodies establish rehydration limits measured by weighing in the day of the fight: weight is supposed to be the variable that is equalized.

    • Dee Money

      GGG wasn’t bone dry, its what he always fights at; its not cheating either (as other sanctioning bodies allow it). Hopefully, this will help bring about change though and all sanctioning bodies establish rehydration limits measured by weighing in the day of the fight: weight is supposed to be the variable that is equalized.

    • Julio

      If you can make weight safely, there is no excuse to balloon up to 180 as probably Jacobs did. And I can agree that Jacobs’ entire plan revolved around this.

  • Marc

    What kind of BS article is this. GGG was NEVER hurt once, not several times as the writer says. Plus Jacobs collapsed after the fight from exhaustion, not emotion. He was clearly gassed near fight’s end, his mouth wide open.

    Please.

    • Standing8

      Exactly. It was clearly Danny who was hurt a few times. Never saw GGG hurt once. Frustrated maybe but hurt no.

  • Julio

    After watching the fight again, I think the decision was right. It was a close fight, but many of Jacobs’ flurries didn’t find a home, ran a bit for stretches, clinched a little too much, never hurt or wobbled GGG, and got dropped himself in the 4th. GGG definitely was lacking something. His predatory instincts were not on display for whatever the reason. Now onto bigger and better things.

    • Stephen M

      I think that Jacobs footwork and defense kept him safe.

      • Julio

        I agree that his footwork and defense was stellar in patches, but the running obviously kept him safe too, as well as the tad excessive clinching.

  • WillieSmalls

    It was a close fight. I thought Jacobs boxed well when he stayed off the ropes. I also think Jacobs was awarded rounds simply because GGG was supposed to have gotten him out of there by the middle to late rounds. This changes nothing in terms of how a fight with Canelo will play out. I think a potential fight up in weight with Ward would be a bad idea. Ward out muscles him on the inside for me.

  • jimi

    what kinda drug is it that so many fighters take now a days that make them blow up – anyone ?
    is it the floyd / angel herradya iv thing ?

  • jimi

    DJ – what a douche – thinks he clearly won !!!

  • Flash

    My biggest peeve about the sport I love. Fighters using big weight gains to get an advantage . Weight in before you step in the ring. Safety is a factor too.

  • cl_rand

    Jacobs may think he won the fight but the fact is he lost. Probably won’t fare so well when he fights top rated opponents in his own weight class. GGG has looked vulnerable in his last two fights to lure Canello out of hiding. Looks like it may be working.

  • Marius Vranceanu

    I think Miracle tried to trick GGG by giving up IBF so he will take advantage of the extra weight. Good that the gamble didn’t played out..dont really like this sneaky way of taking a fight

  • sean dachtler

    Why all of a sudden does their rehydrated weight matter? is it because GGG got pushed to his limit? I saw two middleweights, who have been fighting at middleweight, weigh in at middleweight, and fought for middleweight titles. You guys gotta stop with the rehydration bull crap. They are both and have been middleweights. Just cause danny gave him a run for his money, no excuses are needed. GGG fought a very tough and great fighter and came out with a very disputed and controversial win. Many fighters have done so. This article didn’t talk much about Jacob’s body work at all, which was a factor throughout the fight. besides that a good read but should have spoken more about the controversy of the decision. The media is trying to rush this one through and move on while timothy bradley got eaten alive for his disputed win over pacqiao.

  • Steve Brown

    Anybody with half a brain knows that GGG carried Jacobs from the 4th round on to the final bell. GGG’s handlers wanted to make GGG look vulnerable enough to make Oscar D. consider putting his Goose that lays the golden eggs ( Canelo A) into the ring for a Mega Fight against the Killer from Kazastan …

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