A Golovkin vs Jacobs fight expected for December of this year appears to have ran into some issues. Daniel 'Miracle Man' Jacobs has been a mandatory contender for the world's leading middleweight Gennady Golovkin for some time now. Dan Rafael of ESPN has reported that the fight is running into issues surrounding the purse split however, with Rafael saying the Jacobs…
WBA Rule In Favour Of GGG In Golovkin vs Jacobs Purse Split
The ongoing Golovkin vs Jacobs purse negotiations appear to have come to an end with the governing body overseeing the world title fight making a ruling on the matter.
Team Jacobs as the mandatory challenger had requested a different purse split to the usual one for champion and challenger, requesting a 60 / 40 split.
However, this has been dismissed by the WBA who have ruled that the purse will remain 75 / 25 in favour of their middleweight champion, Gennady Golovkin.
The only exceptions to this purse split rule (as per the WBA rules) occur when exceptional circumstances or cases are brought to them that they deem warrant a change on the purse split.
Unfortunately for Jacobs in this instance, they don’t appear to have found his case worthy of such a change in purse.
The 30 day period for both teams to reach a deal to get the fight made themselves directly expired yesterday on October 12th, which means the match will now go to purse bids.
Golovkin last fought in September when he stopped the UK’s IBF welterweight world champion Kell Brook inside the 5th round at the O2 Arena, in London.
Jacobs competed last month also when he stopped Sergio Mora to defend his WBA (regular) middleweight title.
(Image source and credit: Danny Jacobs Twitter)