The Golovkin Jacobs drug test findings are in ahead of their eagerly anticipated world middleweight showdown next month at the iconic Madison Square Garden in New York.
The two fighters have been involved in the governing body running the fight – the WBC’s (World Boxing Council) new anti-doping program designed to clean up the sport.
It is called the ‘Clean Boxing Program’ and is a joint operation started in 2016 between the WBC and VADA (Voluntary Anti-Doping Association).
Both men are top class professionals, so this news today from the WBC president Mauricio Sulamain will come as little surpirse to those familiar with either fighter:
Negative results all round and we have a fight provided both men stay injury free and make weight.
Making weight should not be an issue either – as these recent 30 day check weights showed.
Jacobs will be the bigger man in this fight.
He’ll possess a decent height and reach advantage, backed up by possibly some natural strength over ‘GGG’.
That’s the most interesting question in the fight for me, in terms of how Golovkin, a man who’s rarely shown chinks in his armour to date, will deal with the physicality and sheer intensity of Jacobs.
A man who also will have no fear of the ferocious ‘GGG’.
It’s a fight that should provide for some gruesome viewing potentially, for as long as it lasts.
Not long to go now. This one can’t come fast enough.