Golovkin/Jacobs Hold Talks

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Golovkin/Jacobs Hold Talks
Brooklyn’s Barclays Center has been reportedly been reserved for December 10.

Brooklyn’s Barclays Center has been reportedly been reserved for December 10.
Brooklyn’s Barclays Center has been reportedly been reserved for December 10.

The teams of WBA Super middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (36-0, 34 KOs), the undefeated KO King from Karaganda, Kazakhstan, and WBA World middleweight champion Daniel “Miracle Man” Jacobs (32-1, 29 KOs), the Comeback Kid from Brooklyn, New York, are holding talks.

“They are negotiating,” WBA president Gilberto Jesus Mendoza told Sky Sports. “Already, Jacobs’ handlers have sent an offer—the numbers—to [Golovkin’s promoter] Tom Loeffler. That’s what I’ve heard.

“I’m waiting. There will be a time, if nothing happens, that we will call for purse bids.

“I’m looking forward to having one champion in the division. I hope that by this time next year, we will have one champion in each division.”

On the Ropes Boxing Radio asked Golovkin’s trainer, Abel Sanchez, if he wanted a fight with Danny Jacobs.

“Absolutely,” he said, “but you have to remember that when they say things like this, there’s always a second part of it. The second part of it is that they have to ‘make it worth my while, that fight is worth X amount of dollars.’ How the hell do they know how much it’s worth? It’s however the market will bear, there’s only so much in a budget and when he hasn’t made the kind of money that he’s asking for, it’s kind of difficult for a fight to be put together that way.”

Brooklyn’s Barclays Center has been reportedly been reserved for December 10.

Madison Square Garden is also interested in the fight.

This article was penned by the author who is not related to the WBA and the statements, expressions or opinions referenced herein are that of the author alone and not the WBA.


Photos: Linares Upsets Crolla

Photos: Linares Upsets Crolla



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