The eagerly anticipated unification bout between WBA Super World middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (36-0, 33 KOs), the knockout artist from Karaganda, Kazakhstan, and WBA World middleweight champion Daniel Jacobs (32-1, 29 KOs), the hard-hitting “Miracle Man” from Brooklyn, New York, will take place on Saturday, March 18, at New York’s Madison Square Garden, and will be televised live on HBO Pay-Per-View.
“It’s official,” tweeted Golovkin earlier today.” I’m fighting Danny Jacobs on March 18 at MSG @thegarden NY on HBO ppv, see you there!”
“It’s official,” Jacobs tweeted, “me vs @GGGBoxing for my next fight!!!”
The fighters and their representatives came to terms just days before the fight was to go to a purse bid at the WBA offices in Panama.
“It’s always a much better promotion as far as working together if we can work things out,” Golovkin’s promoter, Tom Loeffler, told USA Today. “That’s always our goal. Otherwise we could have gone to a purse bid a long time ago.”
Jacobs only loss was six years ago. Since then he has won 12 in a row, with 11 of those victories coming by early stoppage.
“Both are big punchers and that’s a fight a lot of people are looking forward to,” added Loeffler, “because I think that’s Gennady’s most dangerous opponent. If everything works out with this fight, then the goal would be Canelo.”
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