By Andrew McCart (@Andy_FCBoxing)
Finally – it’s happening. Gennady Golovkin and Daniel Jacobs will fight for middleweight supremacy on March 18, at Madison Square Garden.
After months of speculation Golovkin will put his WBA, WBC and IBF middleweight crowns on the line against fellow knockout artist and Brooklyn native, Danny Jacobs.
The unbeaten 34-year old Kazakh holds a fearsome record of 36-0, 33 KO’s and is arguably the most explosive fighter on the planet, who is currently on a 23 fight knockout streak. Which started way back in 2008.
Jacobs, on the other hand does have one solitary loss on his record. Coming via knockout back in 2010 against Dimitry Pirog. It is worth noting Jacobs was ahead on the scorecards at the time of the stoppage.
Since that defeat the 29-year old New Yorker has won 12 straight, all by stoppage.
It is well documented that Jacobs has overcome cancer to claim the WBA (Regular) title and is no doubt confident he can continue his remarkable comeback story with an upset victory over the fearsome ‘GGG’.
“On March 18th I’m bringing all the belts back to Brooklyn with me,” Jacobs recently said.
Golovkin has tried and failed to coax some of the top middleweights to fight him and fans have been wishing that he would finally step in the ring with an elite 160 pounder. Now they have their wish.
“Danny is a great fighter, one of the best middleweights and a big test for me.” Golovkin added. “I look forward to another ‘Big Drama Show’ in New York City.”
The clash between the worlds top two middleweights is an intriguing one. Both hold the top two knockout percentages in the middleweight division and have accumulated 35 consecutive stoppage victories between them. Golovkin has a chance to silence some of his doubters and to further cement his place as the king of the division. While Jacobs has a chance to cause a major upset – dethrone the king and take those belts back to Brooklyn.by