The famous Gennady Golovkin knockout streak came to an end last night in Madison Square Garden, New York.
It was the first time ‘GGG’ had been forced to go the distance in nine years – dating back to 2008 when Amar Amari took him the full duration in Denmark.
It had been a 23 knockout streak up to that point.
Golovkin earned a twelve round unanimous decision victory over Danny ‘Miracle Man’ Jacobs (video of the undercard action here) in front of a sell out crowd.
It was an excellent battle overall. Jacobs showed just why we spoke all week on here why he was a very live dog in the fight.
His stamina, control, boxing skills and hand speed gave Golovkin the toughest fight of his life.
Perhaps it might also have given Canelo Alvarez some more food for thought in terms of how to box Golovkin if they fight later this year.
We thought before hand that Jacobs’ weight and reach advantage would be something to test Golovkin and indeed it, but his movement and cool under pressure mentality also impressed.
Golovkin dropped Jacobs in round 4 with two big right hands back to back:
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To his credit Jacobs got back to his feet but it was Golovkin who landed the more accurate and hurtful shots over the course of the twelve rounds in my opinion.
Although it was a very, very close fight.
Jacobs definitely showed that the opposition was getting a lot better for ‘GGG’ at this stage of the middleweight champion’s career.
After the fight Golovkin spoke of his desire to unify the division and take on WBO champion Billy Joe Saunders from the UK.
The win improved his record to 37-0 (33KO) as the Gennady Golovkin knockout streak finally came to an end.