Gennady 'GGG' Golovkin vs Daniel Jacobs official scorecards

Gennady 'GGG' Golovkin vs Daniel Jacobs official scorecards

BT Sport subscribers can watch the massive showdown between Gennady Golovkin and Danny Jacobs as part of the ground-breaking deal with BoxNation. Daniel Jacobs, right, punches Gennady Golovkin, of Kazakhstan, during the first round of a middleweight boxing match early Sunday, March 19, 2017, in NY. Early in the night, Golovkin came forward behind a stiff jab while Jacobs' cautiousness overtook any instincts to remain active.

With Canelo, or at least the Mexican's promotional team, seemingly reluctant to enter negotiations the hard-hitting Jacobs probably represents the next best option.

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Golovkin went the championship distance for the first time in his career, and despite being behind of a few media and opinion cards (including mine), was handed the contest 115-112 twice and 114-113 on the cards.

The AP had it 114-113 for Golovkin.

"We have been working really hard and Danny has been an excellent Class A student in preparing for this much anticipated confrontation", Jacobs' trainer, Andre Rozier, said in a prefight teleconference. He looks strong and he looks very focused. "Gennady's accuracy was not quite as pin-point". You could say Jacobs survived the toughest 1-2 punch of any fighter's career. RBRBoxing scored the fight 115-112 for Golovkin as well. "Daniel is my favorite fighter".

"I respect him, too".

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Round 9 is all GGG who rocks Jacobs late in the round. The rest of the fight continued in this patter, with Jacobs winning one or two and Golovkin winning the other.

The 12-round decision, however, broke a string of 23 consecutive knockout wins by the 34-year-old Golovkin, known by the nickname "GGG". I think he is the best that I have been up against in my career. This was my first test at 12 rounds. So the fact that I can overcome all that I've done, and just who I am as a person - such a positive energy to the world. Jacobs, a Brooklynite with an impressive 32-1 record of his own with 29 knockouts, has a height and likely weight advantage over Golovkin, but has been rated a 7-1 long-shot against the holder of the WBC, WBA, IBF and IBO belts. The native of Kazakhstan, who now calls Santa Monica home, is putting his World Boxing Assn., International Boxing Federation and World Boxing Council middleweight belts on the line against Jacobs. Jacobs is pouring on the volume, but GGG is hitting Jacobs hard and keeping him where he wants in the ring. Each man has fought men in the ring and knocked out plenty, but I don't think Jacobs has tasted power on his chin like the kind Triple G dispenses regularly.

But there's another option, GGG admitted.

There was a time when Jacobs could not walk but he never gave up on his identity as a boxer. This is a fight that has the potential to define the lives of both men.

He suffered a couple of cuts over his right eye which bleed profusely throughout much of the fight and hampered his vision. He was a lamp shade in front of the sun that night, and it didn't even last five rounds.

A sellout crowd of 19,939 vigorously booed the decision.