Gennady Golovkin vs. Daniel Jacobs

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Gennady Golovkin beat Daniel Jacobs by UD in round 12 of 12


  • 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.

Press Scores

  • 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
  • 115-112 Jacobs