By Fatih Eroglu
It’s been a week and boxing fans witnessed a great match between Gennady Golovkin and Daniel Jacobs at Madison Square Garden in New York City. There has been much controversy about this match up on the grounds of who won. At the end of the bout Golovkin was announced the winner by the judges via unanimous decision, however, there are many critics who disagree with the decision.
Gennady Golovkin was the clear favorite heading into the fight last weekend against the Miracle Man Daniel Jacobs. Golovkin did not get the KO or the TKO he was looking for as the long stoppage streak came to an end. This may have been his worst fight to date as he may have ran into a wall against Jacobs. He did manage to get a 4th round knockdown of Jacobs which may have effected the decision of the judges.
Daniel Jacobs made it known to Golovkin that the fight was going to be a challenge and he was going to bring everything he had to the ring. Jacobs was able stand toe to toe with the hard hitting Golovkin. The Miracle Man was very effective with his strikes and movement but did not do enough in the judges eyes to get the victory. He was able to prove that he has the potential to be one of the best in the middleweight division.
What’s next? The plan for Golovkin was to defeat Jacobs which he did, but he was not in his usual element. The next step for Golovkin would have been to fight Canelo Alvarez but according to Oscar De La Hoya of Golden Boy Promotions, it will not happen, at least for now. Is part two a must between Golovkin and Jacobs to prove who the better fighter is? I’m sure most fans would love to see these two warriors go head to head again.