Gennady Golovkin in control, but not in his usual mannerBy Kelly Sanders Mar 19, 2017
Golovkin is now priced at odds of around only 1/8 with most bookmakers to win the fight against American challenger Jacobs, but both Paddy Power and Betfair are offering all new customers 5/1 on Golovkin to win.
Despite Jacobs' legs being paralyzed for six weeks and having to endure radiation treatments, he says the experience made him a better fighter and got him to where he is today.
Whenever the hard punching Brooklynite is faced with an opponent who is economical in cutting off the ring, closing the distance, and possesses world class power, Jacobs becomes uncharacteristically unsettled and extremely uneasy.
"Daniel was sick, but right now he is a great boxer", Golovkin said.
Here's what I know about this fight: it should denounce the theory that boxing is boring and dead. He is one of the most risky [opponents] for me.
Golovkin is a simple man with his fighting style and his wide open defense. Golovkin is very slow of hand, and he doesn't react well when punches are thrown his way. Kell Brook used it well in their fight last September.
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He suffered a couple of cuts over his right eye which bleed profusely throughout much of the fight and hampered his vision.
Golovkin doesn't lift weights, but instead builds strength through resistance training, following a regimen similar to that of the late martial arts wizard Bruce Lee.
In a bout that failed to spark, Lee took a 80-72, 79-73, 78-74 nod from the officials at ringside to push on to bigger tests on his path to a final world title shot. People see the KOs and look at him as just a hard puncher. I'm putting money on Danny. Brooks wasn't a true middleweight and if Jacobs hits the sweet spot early, things could get interesting. "So if he doesn't stun him coming in, Triple G is going to walk him down and blast him", said Trout.
Round 12 was arguably a decisive round as Golovkin edged Jacobs, though that meant that his then 23-knockout streak had come to an end. Jacobs probably could have jabbed more to increase his control to the ring, while Golovkin could have aimed to the body a bit more to prevent Jacobs from winning.
But how much did this performance hurt the perception of Golovkin? By ditching the IBF challenge, Jacobs will save himself the sanctioning fee that will go with the IBF, which might prove to be a wise decision because Golovkin is a heavy favorite to win.
Perhaps the unorthodox manner in which Cuadras fought, at times looking off-balance and awkward, didn't win over the fans. Jacobs is a worthy challenger, but the talk is too often about the opponents who do not seem keen to face Golovkin.
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