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…
Golovkin Team Granted Time Extension To Try To Seal Jacobs Fight
Gennady Golovkin team given more time to work out an agreement with Danny Jacobs’ camp.
A positive turn in the often frustrating story of world middleweight number one Gennady Golovkin trying to secure big fights at middleweight appears to have happened.
Recently it was reported that the middleweight title fight will not happen this December as previously planned and instead the fight will take place in early 2017 – after it was ruled that Jacobs would not get the purse split adjustment he wanted.
Mitch Abramson of Ring TV has now reported that the Golovkin team (headed by promoter Tom Loeffler) has been granted an extra 15 days by the WBA (World Boxing Association) to reach a deal with team Jacobs.
This would get rid of the need for purse bids and basically speed things up a hell of a lot with getting the fight done.
In turn, it also means if the fight happens earlier it ultimately means we are a step closer to the big one that everyone wants against Canelo Alvarez next year.
Danny Jacobs is no pushover mind you and in many ways will be the biggest challenge of Gennady Golovkin’s professional boxing career in my opinion.
A proud champion who has overcome more adversity in life than most, Jacobs will look to throw the proverbial kitchen sink at ‘GGG’ who looked a little bit human for the first few rounds in his latest bout against IBF welterweight champion Kell Brook.
He did of course go on to weather Brook’s shots early on, walk through them in a head down, marauding fashion ultimately, force Brook’s corner to pull him out of the fight in the 5th.
But nonetheless, a big hitting welterweight in Brook did show that he could be pushed back at times. Granted on rare occasions in the fight. But still significant enough for a mention in my view.
Some of the uppercuts Brook landed were sickening shots, testament to the incredible chin and punch resistance of Golovkin.
Perhaps Jacobs is thinking to himself that if a big hitting welterweight can push Golovkin back in spurts that he, as a full blown middleweight, could have similar or even more success if he put the pressure on early and stood toe to toe.
Time will tell.
Danny Jacobs last competed back in September against Sergio Mora and forced a stoppage to get the win. In case you missed it – here’s what happened:
(Hat tip to the PBC YouTube channel):
(Image source and credit: Danny Jacobs Twitter)