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IN PICS: Golovkin earns decision win over Jacobs

Gennady Golovkin beat Daniel Jacobs to retain his belts.

Sport360 staff
by Sport360 staff
19th March 2017

article:19th March 2017

Gennady Golovkin earned a unanimous decision over Daniel Jacobs on Saturday to retain his middleweight titles, but boxing’s knockout king failed to extend his 23-fight KO streak.

Golovkin was forced to go 12 rounds for the first time as a professional as Jacobs gave him all he could handle in front of a boisterous crowd at Madison Square Garden.


The 35-year-old Kazakh retained his WBC and WBO belts and also claimed Jacobs’ WBA title as two of boxing’s pre-eminent punchers put on an entertaining show against the best opponents of their respective careers.

Golovkin, who improved to 37-0, won on all the judges’ scorecards but the fight was close throughout. He floored Jacobs early in the fourth round with two successive overhand rights to record the only knockdown of the fight.


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IN PICTURES: Gennady Golovkin earns decision win over Daniel Jacobs

Gennady Golovkin beat Daniel Jacobs to retain his belts.

NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 18: Daniel Jacobs sits in his corner against Gennady Golovkin during their Championship fight for Golovkin's WBA/WBC/IBF middleweight title at Madison Square Garden on March 18, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Al Bello/General Mills via Getty Images)

NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 18: Daniel Jacobs sits in his corner against Gennady Golovkin during their Championship fight for Golovkin's WBA/WBC/IBF middleweight title at...

NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 18: Gennady Golovkin punches Daniel Jacobs during their Championship fight for Golovkin's WBA/WBC/IBF middleweight title at Madison Square Garden on March 18, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 18: Gennady Golovkin punches Daniel Jacobs during their Championship fight for Golovkin's WBA/WBC/IBF middleweight title at Madison Square Garden on...