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Arias: Jacobs Gets Way Too Much Credit for Surviving Against GGG

By Keith Idec

NEW YORK – Luis Aris is willing to give Daniel Jacobs some credit for how he fought against Gennady Golovkin.

The undefeated middleweight from Milwaukee just can’t understand the abundance of rave reviews Jacobs has received for his performance in a close unanimous-decision loss to Golovkin. He dismissed the faction of fans and media that has argued Jacobs deserved a victory over Golovkin, who won their March 18 bout by slim margins at Madison Square Garden (115-112, 115-112, 114-113).

“Triple-G won that fight,” Arias told BoxingScene.com before a press conference Tuesday to announce his November 11 bout with Jacobs. “Let’s be real. The world is giving him too much credit for surviving. You know what I mean?

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“If you know boxing and you’ve been in boxing, there’s a difference between running and boxing. At some points in the fight, yeah, he did well – he was boxing. But he got dropped in that fight, he got hit hard and he started running. So, like I said, he did put up a valiant effort. Good job. The fans liked it, but he did not win the fight.”

Brooklyn’s Jacobs got up from a fourth-round knockdown to test Golovkin and ended his 23-fight knockout streak. A taller, heavier Jacobs often fought out of a southpaw stance, and the cerebral former WBA middleweight champion complicated matters by using his boxing ability and movement to limit Golovkin’s effectiveness.

Jacobs was too defensive for Arias’ taste, though.

“If you’re running away and you’re fighting not to get hit, you’re not gonna get knocked out,” Arias said. “If you put your hands up and you fight defensive for the whole fight, nine times out of 10 you’re not gonna get knocked out. Had he opened up, had he fought not so defensive, it would’ve been a different story. If the Triple-G that fought Canelo would’ve fought Jacobs, it would’ve been a knockout loss.”

After hearing and reading about how well Jacobs boxed against Golovkin (37-0-1, 33 KOs), Arias is eager to upset Jacobs (32-2, 29 KOs) in their 10-round fight next month at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale, New York (HBO).

“He gets way too much credit,” said Arias, who’s 18-0 (9 KOs). “Go back and actually look at the fight. I’ve been boxing since I was 8 years old, so I can tell when a fighter’s running and when he’s boxing. And there was a lot of times in that fight where I didn’t know what the hell he was doing. I didn’t know if he was boxing or if he was running.

“He did his thing, though. He let his hands go, he hit Triple-G with a couple shots, you know, so good job. He did put up a good fight. It was a great fight. Everyone was counting you out and you did your thing. But no credit for making it [through] the 12th round – not from Team Arias, at least. Y’all can give him all that credit, but I’m not.”

Keith Idec is a senior writer/columnist for BoxingScene.com. He can be reached on Twitter @Idecboxing.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by satiev1 on 10-07-2017

[QUOTE=Daccan;18118296]Which performances? The ones that suggest that [i]Pirog[/i] would have done better than GGG if he was still around?[/QUOTE] Naw he went 12 with ishida. He's not a ko artist.

Comment by Elroy The Great on 10-07-2017

[QUOTE=Daccan;18118374]Reverts to fighting bums... isn't he just 3 fights or so from unifying and essentially going into retirement? The last three people he'd have to fight are not bums... except for Saunders lmao GGG will look 25 again.[/QUOTE] just saying…

Comment by Daccan on 10-07-2017

[QUOTE=Elroy The Great;18118373]it was an overnight revelation, doe. i can assure you, when 3g reverts back to fighting bums, he will look 10 years younger. ''stand still and let me hit you !!!'' [IMG]https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/716AktYTPaL._SX355_.jpg[/IMG][/QUOTE] Reverts to fighting bums... isn't he…

Comment by Elroy The Great on 10-07-2017

[QUOTE=Daccan;18118369]I mean that might be true, but approximately 100% of fighters have had at least one that they looked unimpressive in. Including Tyson, lol.[/QUOTE] it was an overnight revelation, doe. i can assure you, when 3g reverts back to fighting…

Comment by Daccan on 10-07-2017

[QUOTE=Elroy The Great;18118305]ill break it down for you..... 3g was being anointed the baddest man that wasnt named mike tyson. hot knife vs butter. ko string of legends. dj was fitted for a body bag by 3g's fan boys what…

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