Gennady Golovkin (36-0, 33 KOs) and Daniel Jacobs (32-1, 29 KOs) will battle this weekend of the WBA Super World middleweight title, WBC World middleweight title & the IBF World middleweight title. The event takes place in New York’s Madison Square Garden on HBO PPV.
Golovkin will enter the ring on a 23 consecutive knockout streak and the highest KO percentage in Middleweight history. At the 34-year-old known as GGG or tripleG he is shaking up the boxing world. The last time a GGG fight went to the cards was in 2008 against Amar Amari. He started out his pro boxing career in 2006 with 8 straight KOs and has only had three fights go to the cards in his total 26 bouts. In his last fight he stopped Kell Brook by a 5th round TKO.
Jacobs only has one lost against Dmitry Pirog, in 2010 right before he was diagnosed with cancer. Since his recovery from spinal cancer he has 12 straight knockout wins. Like GGG Jacobs has an impressive KO% @ 88% with only three bouts going to the cards. In his last fight he rematched Sergio Mora, stopping him in the 7th round.
Jacobs, needs to bully Golovkin and make the fight messy. GGG gets frustrated and allows his opponents to come in and hit him to prove he can take anything they dish. Also we saw a laser jab from Golovkin when he landed 170 jabs snapping Lemieux’s head back. So Jacobs, cant stand and try to out box Golovkin. Jacobs needs to land that hard right hand early and often. Golovkin hunts his opponents always coming forward, and when he does thats when Jacobs needs to land like a surgeon.
Golovkin needs to do what Golovkin does, hunt, land to the body and cut off the ring. What he can't do is allow Jacobs to set down on his punches and land that power right hand. We need to see the snapping laser jab come back that he abandoned against Brook, and stay on that back foot boxing until he breaks down Jacobs for the kill. Also GGG cannot get into a war with Jacobs, thats dangerous territory.
This is going to be an interesting fight. Statistics show that one of these fighters will be stopped inside 12. Both these guys can throw some real heat and move, its going to be one of those who lands what 1st and who hurts who 1st.
Prediction: Golovkin TKO Jacobs within 8 rounds. I just don't see anyone in the middleweight division beating Golovkin anytime soon. GGG has nearly 400 fights (including amateur) on his resume and not once has he ever been to the canvas.