The Golovkin Jacobs reaction from the boxing world has been mixed thus far. As always, the best place to gauge public opinion is usually on Twitter – so lets have a look.
Golovkin scored a unanimous decision victory over Jacobs, the first time ‘GGG’ had gone the distance in 9 years since 2008. Jacobs also ended his 23 fight knockout streak.
Some trainers like Angel Garcia have absolutely lambasted the fight’s decision last night. Lets take a look at a few more opinions for a more balanced look at the Golovkin Jacobs reaction from around the world of boxing:
See people saying GGG-Jacobs wasn't a good fight to watch. Being there live, it was riveting and the atmosphere was intense
— Rian Scalia (@rian5ca) March 19, 2017
— Lou DiBella (@loudibella) March 19, 2017
Congratulations GGG and Jacobs. Thank you for the great fight and reminding everyone why we love the fight game.
— Oscar De La Hoya (@OscarDeLaHoya) March 19, 2017
— Thomas Williams Jr (@Topdoggjr) March 19, 2017
Gennady "Triple-G" Golovkin defends his middleweight titles vs Daniel Jacobs, winning by unanimous decision after 12 rounds. pic.twitter.com/q7RIxZOPX1
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) March 19, 2017
The man battled through cancer, battled through Golovkin, and then got dealt, what many feel, an injustice. Very sad #GolovkinJacobs
— Boxing Legends TV (@BoxingLegendsTV) March 19, 2017
I love GGG – he's a twin and one hell of a sport – but that fight should have gone to Jacobs #GolovkinJacobs
— Max Carver (@maxcarver) March 19, 2017
— The Boxing Guys (@TheBoxingGuys) March 19, 2017
GGG knew he lost that FIGHT!!!! Look at his face right before the announcement smh #GolovkinJacobs
— Austin Trout (@NoDoubtTrout) March 19, 2017
#GolovkinJacobs Very close fight. I thought Danny Jacobs just got there but a lot of the rounds were close. GGG wins 115-112 x 2, 114-113
— Grantlee Kieza (@Kieza_cmail) March 19, 2017
The fight was definitely a razor close one. I think most would agree that a part two is in order and something fight fans would welcome too.
Jacobs can be very proud of himself last night. When you think about all this man has achieved in his life it’s quite remarkable.
Only a few years ago he was battling for his life with cancer, a fight in which he successfully overcame to return to boxing and astonishingly become world champion.
He’s now just shared the ring with arguably the most feared fighter in boxing and shown that he is very human and beatable.
That Jacobs performance last night will have taken some of the mystique away from Golovkin. No doubt some middleweights will have taken confidence from it.