Gennady Golovkin, nicknamed “GGG” or “Triple G”, is a Kazakhstani professional boxer. He is currently the unified WBA (Super), WBC, IBO, and IBF middleweight champion. As of March 2017, he is ranked as the world’s best active middleweight by The Ring magazine, BOXREC, and FightScores.com
Golovkin has held a world championship in the middleweight division since 2010, and undefeated in his professional career with a record of 37 wins, no losses and 33 knockouts. He won his first 26 fights by knockout; 23 of them coming in the first round. In 2014, he knocked out an average of 19 opponents per year, setting a boxing record for knocking out the most opponents in 3 years. He is known for his extremely powerful and precise punches. In several notable fights he has displayed superior boxing skills by making use of experienced boxers’ own tactics against them
Who is Daniel Jacobs?
Daniel Jacobs is an American professional boxer. He has held multiple world championships in two weight classes, including the WBA (Regular) title from 2014 to 2017, and the IBF title from 2018. He is also a former interim WBO champion. Jacobs is ranked as the world’s third best active middleweight by BoxRec and fourth by The Ring magazine.
The Fight: Golovkin vs. Jacobs
The highly anticipated fight between middleweight world champions Gennady “GGG” Golovkin and Danny Jacobs will take place on Saturday, March 18 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. This will be Golovkin’s first title defense of 2017, and Jacobs’ first title defense since 2015. The fight will be televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing beginning at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT.
In his last two fights, Golovkin (36-0, 33 KOs) has shown the boxing world that he is not only one of the best middleweights of this generation, but one of the best pound-for-pound fighters in the world today. In September 2016, Golovkin made history by knocking out Kell Brook in the fifth round to become the longest-reigning middleweight champion of all time, breaking a record that had stood for 115 years. In his most recent bout in November 2016, Golovkin scored a seventh-round TKO victory over welterweight world champion Danny “Swift” Garcia to unify the WBA, WBC, IBF and IBO titles. He now holds a total of 11 world championship belts – an unprecedented feat in boxing history.
From Brooklyn, New York, Jacobs (32-1, 29 KOs) is coming off a very impressive performance in his last bout against Sergio Mora in August 2016. Jacobs scored a second-round TKO victory over Mora to successfully defend his WBA Middleweight World Championship for the second time. Prior to that fight, Jacobs had two back-to-back KO victories against outsized opposition in Peter Quillin and Caleb Truax.
The Aftermath: What Happens Next?
The jury is still out on what will happen next in the world of boxing after Golovkin vs. Jacobs. Some experts say that this fight was so close, and with such high stakes, that it could be a sign of things to come in the sport. They believe that we will see more competitive fights between world-class boxers in the future.
Others say that this fight was an anomaly, and that it was only so close because both boxers are at the top of their game. They believe that the sport of boxing will continue to be dominated by a few elite athletes, and that we won’t see as many competitive fights in the future.
Only time will tell what will happen next in the world of boxing.
The Legacy: What This Fight Means for Boxing
Gennady Golovkin, holder of the IBF, WBA, and WBC world middleweight titles, is set to defend his belts against fellow world middleweight titleholder Danny Jacobs on March 18 in one of the most highly anticipated boxing matches of 2017. But this fight isn’t just about two of the best middleweights in the world squaring off; it’s about legacy.
For Golovkin, this fight is an opportunity to cement his legacy as one of the greatest middleweights of all time. A win would give him his 23rd consecutive knockout victory, tying him with Bernard Hopkins for the longest such streak in middleweight history. It would also put him one step closer to unification of the division, something that has eluded him thus far in his career.
And then there’s Jacobs, who is looking to make a statement of his own and prove that he belongs among the elite at 160 pounds. A win would not only give Jacobs the biggest victory of his career, but it would also legitimize his status as a top-level fighter and help him add his name to the list of great middleweights in history.
This is a fight with major implications for both men, and it should be an exciting one to watch. Be sure to tune in on March 18 to see two of boxing’s best go at it in what promises to be a truly epic battle.
The Fans: What They’re Saying About the Fight
Golovkin vs. Jacobs is one of the most highly anticipated boxing matches of 2017, and fans are already weighing in on who they think will come out on top.
Many Golovkin fans are confident that their fighter will win, citing his undefeated record and his powerful performance in previous matches. They believe that Jacobs will be no match for Golovkin’s strength and skills.
Jacobs fans are also confident in their fighter’s chances. They point to Jacobs’ speed and agility as his key strengths, and believe that he has what it takes to beat Golovkin. They are also quick to point out that Golovkin has never faced an opponent like Jacobs before, which could be his downfall.
No matter who you are rooting for, one thing is for sure: this is going to be an exciting fight.
After much anticipation, the highly-anticipated middleweight title fight between Gennady Golovkin and Danny Jacobs will finally take place on Saturday, March 18 at Madison Square Garden in New York City.
This will be a bout for the ages, as two of the best middleweights in the world will go toe-to-toe with the winner taking home the coveted WBA, IBF, and WBC middleweight titles.
Golovkin, who is universally recognized as one of the best pound-for-pound fighters in the world, will be looking to make his 18th consecutive title defense and cement his legacy as one of the greatest middleweights of all time. Jacobs, on the other hand, will be looking to hand Golovkin his first professional loss and become a world champion in front of his hometown crowd.
No matter who comes out on top, one thing is for sure – this will be a can’t-miss event for boxing fans around the world.