The world champion under versions WBC, WBA Super, IBF and IBO Middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin is only the fourth time failed to knock out his opponent.
Another protection of his many titles Kazakh conducted in new York against the “regular” WBA champion Daniel Jacobs. American was called one of the most dangerous opponents in the career of Golovkin, and the battle really turned out to be very competitive.
In the opening rounds, Jacobs was in no hurry to go forward, Golovkin calmly controlled the course of the battle. The first escalation occurred in the fourth round, Jacobs knocked down, but Golovkin did not go on the rebound and let go of his opponent.
After the halfway point, Jacobs became transformed – American is increasingly connected, power punches and began to regularly check the resistance of his opponent. At close range Golovkin was not able to beat the contender. Jacobs won several rounds in a row and gave rise to talk about an even fight.
In the ninth round Golovkin reminded who is who. Jacobs after a missed uppercut again had to retreat in panic. At this time, the Americans have avoided a lot of problems.
In the championship rounds actively came forward, Jacobs, making the scorecards he lost a few points: 115-112, 115-112 and 114-113 in favor of Golovkin.
“This is Boxing, and I took the decision of the judges to win. Didn’t think I would need 12 rounds to win. This was my first test of the complete 12 rounds. I’ll give Jacobs the chance to hold a rematch,” said Golovkin after the fight.
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