Watch footage from Gennady Golovkin vs Daniel Jacobs
Gennady Golovkin ended up in a decision for the first time in his decorated career, against Daniel Jacobs. The challenger surpassed many people’s expectations, but all three judges all gave it to GGG, and Jacobs lost a razor thin decision (official score cards here).
Check below for highlights of the contest, along with a snippet from our recap and analysis on the bout:
What. A. Fight. #GGGJacobs pic.twitter.com/AlKJAT1PfE
— MSG (@TheGarden) March 19, 2017
In the main event, Daniel Jacobs fought the absolute fight of his life against Gennady Golovkin, but in the end, it was not quite enough, as GGG stayed undefeated with a close decision win. Jacobs did however snap the KO streak, forcing Golovkin to the cards for the first time in years. Jacobs got him there through a carefully fought battle, using his size and reach to his full advantage. The deciding factor may have been the one knockdown of the fight which GGG earned in the 4th, showing off the GGG power we all know, though it didn’t land as much as we are used to.
This is the second time in a row we have seen Golovkin not fighting at his absolute peak. Is that enough to entice Canelo Alvarez and Golden Boy into the much-desired Canelo vs. GGG superfight?