GGG vs Jacobs PPV boxing
GGG vs Jacobs PPV boxing On Saturday, March 18th inside Madison Square Garden in Manhattan, New York, reigning WBA/WBC/IBF/IBA middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (36-0, 33 KOs) puts all of his belts on the line once again,
This time against heavy-handed Brooklyn native Daniel Jacobs (32-1, 29 KOs), who holds the WBA’s secondary 160 lbs belt. As you may expect, Golovkin is a big favorite, and it’s expected that this won’t require the judges’ scorecards. GGG has won his last 23 fights by KO, while Jacobs is on his own 12-fight knockout streak.As it the standard for GGG cards, Roman Gonzalez (46-0, 39 KOs) is the co-feature. The Nicaraguan dynamo is considered by many to be the best P4P boxer on the planet, and he’ll be defending his WBC 115 lbs title against Thailand’s Srisaket Sor Rungvisai (41-4-1, 38 KOs), who packs a punch but has also literally never won a fight outside of his home country.
It should be an fun night of boxing in one of the most famous arenas in the world, and Bloody Elbow will be covering it for you throughout the weekend. Here’s all the details you need on tonight’s card, including how to watch it:Gennady Golovkin will put his undefeated record on the line tomorrow night (Sat., Mar. 18, 2017) live on HBO Boxing pay-per-view (PPV) from inside Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York, when he takes on human comeback story Daniel Jacobs. It is easily one of the biggest matchups of 2017 and yet another opportunity for Golovkin to put his knockout power to use.
As arguably the pound-for-pound best boxer on the planet, GGG does not come cheap. According to RingTV’s Mitch Abramson (h/t Bloody Elbow), the 34-year-old champion stands to make a $2.5 million fight purse to put his WBA (Super), WBC, IBF, and IBO middleweight titles on the line opposite Jacobs, who will bank a lesser, yet still satisfying, $1.75 million purse. That surpasses Jacobs’ previous career-high of $1.5 million.
Do you think Amar Amari tells people about that to this day? I would. Amari retired with a career record of 14-12-1, and he was stopped in two by Robert Roselia before he fought GGG, but he went eight rounds with Gennady Golovkin. That’s something that Kell Brook, David Lemieux, Daniel Geale, and Matthew Macklin can’t claim. Those are all world champions.
Anyway, if you’re a fan of boxing in 2017, Golovkin vs Jacobs . If you’re very, very new to the sport, meet Gennady Golovkin, arguably the most exciting fighter in the world. He’s got charm and charisma, he’s got power and skill, he’s warm yet icy, and he lives to inflict damage on his opponents and finish them off. He never, ever comes to HBO PPV Boxing go 12 rounds. He never leaves it up to the judges. He never decides that a fight is well enough in hand that he can cruise. He is, in many ways, exactly what fans want from a pro boxer.
Jacobs represents a step back up in competition from Golovkin’s last two opponents, overmatched mandatory challenger Dominic Wade and welterweight titleholder Kell Brook. But GGG has met this sort of opponent before, too. David Lemieux was also a dangerous puncher that, hey, if he caught Golovkin, all bets were off. So GGG put the fear into him early, and dominated Lemieux for seven rounds before stopping him in the eighth. Expect the same approach here.