Gennady Golovkin vs. Daniel Jacobs
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Gennady Golovkin beat Daniel Jacobs by UD in round 12 of 12
- Date: 2017-03-18
- Location: Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
- Referee: Charlie Fitch
- Judge: Steve Weisfeld 115-112
- Judge: Max DeLuca 114-113
- Judge: Don Trella 115-112
- Promoter: Tom Loeffler
- Aired On: HBO, BoxNation
- WBA Super World middleweight title
- IBF World middleweight title
- WBC World middleweight title
- IBO World middleweight title
- BoxRec worldwide middleweight # 1 ranked Golovkin versus worldwide number two ranked Jacobs. GGG won unified world title.
- Madison Square Garden HBO Pay-Per-View main event. World Middleweight title unification bout for IBF, WBC, WBA Super, & IBO world titles.
- IBF title at stake for Golovkin only, as Jacobs did not show up for the morning of the fight IBF second weigh-in required 170 pounds or less. Golovkin weighed in at 169.6 pounds on the second day weigh in, while Jacobs was estimated weighing around 180 pounds during the fight. There was a noticeable size advantage for Jacobs.
- Quiet first, second and third rounds, edge to Jacobs, with both men cautious, moving well, fighting with tight defenses.
- GGG dropped Jacobs in the fourth round with a short right hand along the ropes for a flash knockdown, no count, for a 10-8 GGG round.
- GGG won rounds 5 and 8 to keep the bout close. GGG won round 11. In the 12th Jacobs mostly clinched, giving the round and bout away.
- Jacobs, switching from orthodox to southpaw stance, did well in rounds 6, 7, 9 and 10 behind a strong jab and superior body work.
- Jacobs was warned by referee Charlie Fitch for hitting behind the head in round seven. GGG was similarly warned by the referee in round 12.
- Official Scorecards.
- CompuBox Punchstats.
- ESPN 115-112 Golovkin
- HBO 115-112 Golovkin
- The Ring Magazine 115-112 Golovkin
- The Guardian 115-112 Golovkin
- International Business Times 115-112 Golovkin
- LA Times 114-113 Golovkin
- Boxing Scene 114-113 Golovkin
- Associated Press 114-113 Golovkin
- Bad Left Hook 114-113 Golovkin
- CBS 114-114
- Telegraph 114-114
- Yahoo 114-113 Jacobs
- Box Nation 114-113 Jacobs
- USA Today 115-113 Jacobs
- Sporting News 115-112 Jacobs
- MMA Mania 115-112 Jacobs
- 15Rounds.com 115-112 Jacobs