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Arum: Jacobs Did Good, But Golovkin Won - 7 Rounds To 5

By Radio Rahim

Top Rank's CEO Bob Arum had IBF, IBO, WBC, WBA middleweight champion Gennady "GGG" Golovkin (37-0, 33 KOs) as the clear winner of last Saturday's fight with mandatory challenger Daniel Jacobs (32-2, 29 KOs).

Two middleweights collided at New York's Madison Square Garden, with Golovkin winning a twelve round unanimous decision in the main event of an HBO Pay-Per-View card.

Jacobs lost the fight and went down in the fourth round, but snapped Golovkin's long streak of 23 knockout wins. The judges saw a close fight, with scores of 114-113, 115-112, 115-112.

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Before the fight took place, Arum gave Jacobs a realistic shot to pull off the upset, but felt Golovkin would walk away as the likely winner. 

"First of all, Jacobs is very good fighter, a real good middleweight and as such he has a chance with everybody. But Triple G is special, he is a real destroyer. I give Jacobs a chance, but I don't give most fighters a chance with Triple G because he's that good, he hits real hard, and he takes a good punch," Arum told BoxingScene.com. 

"Beating Triple G is a really tough task. Danny Jacobs is certainly a deserving foe, but whether he has enough to beat Triple - I'm inclined to doubt it."

Now that the fight is over, Arum felt Jacobs fought really well, but the veteran promoter saw Golovkin as the winner with a 115-112 tally, or in the worst case scenario a score of 114-113.

"I thought it was a good fight. I thought Jacobs did a lot better than people thought, but I still think Triple G won the fight. I was watching on television and I gave him seven rounds to five, and with the point for the knockdown I made it a three point fight - which two of the judges did," Arum said.

"And in the worst case scenario, he won six rounds and in which case he still wins because of the knockdown."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by larryxxx. on 03-23-2017

[QUOTE=Kigali;17533632]Sit down Uncle Larry...you Gelded vaudeville act. no f*ckin' way did Triple Gift win more rounds.[/QUOTE] Ok mr affirmative action

Comment by NYG on 03-23-2017

[QUOTE=Mammoth;17534078]Ward definitely does need to rematch Kov.[/QUOTE] Yeah he does because that whole fight was political BS imo. Ward is coming off as the type of guy who beats you in a race because you sprained your ankle and now…

Comment by Mammoth on 03-23-2017

[QUOTE=NYG;17534062]Ward needs to give Kovalev a rematch. Jacobs lost, he needs to work on his accuracy and try to actually throw punches that connect. GGG wins again, sorry kid. Jacobs was happy to go 12 with GGG, but he lost…

Comment by NYG on 03-23-2017

[QUOTE=Mammoth;17534055]Time for a rematch. Everybody afraid GGG loses his 0.[/QUOTE] Ward needs to give Kovalev a rematch. Jacobs lost, he needs to work on his accuracy and try to actually throw punches that connect. GGG wins again, sorry kid. Jacobs…

Comment by Mammoth on 03-23-2017

[QUOTE=NYG;17534049]It really, really wasn't[/QUOTE] Time for a rematch. Everybody afraid GGG loses his 0.

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