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Gennady Golovkin vs. Daniel Jacobs Official Scorecards - Photo

Scorecard by Francisco Salazar

Gennady "GGG" Golovkin, the most fearsome knockout artist of this era, was pushed to the limit by Daniel Jacobs before retaining his world middleweight titles by decision at Madison Square Garden on Friday.

Jacobs, known as "Miracle Man" since coming back from bone cancer five years ago, ended the unbeaten Golovkin's streak of 23 knockouts in a row in a battle that went to the scorecards for the first time since 2008 for the Kazakh champion.

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Two judges scored it 115-112, with the third making it 114-113 in favor of Golovkin, who retained his WBC, WBA, IBF and IBO middleweight crowns.

Golovkin knocked Jacobs down in the fourth with a double dose of rights, but as the fight wore on Jacobs confused the Kazakh by sliding into a southpaw stance, scoring on stinging combinations, holding his own against the dangerous power of the champion.

After a cautious, feeling out in the first two rounds, the bout blossomed into a fascinating battle with the fighters engaging freely in a thrilling duel to the finish.

Golovkin improved his record to 37-0, while Brooklyn native Jacobs dropped to 32-2.

Francisco A. Salazar has written for Boxingscene.com since September of 2012 and covered boxing in Southern California and abroad since 2000. Francisco also covers boxing for the Ventura County (Calif.) Star newspaper, RingTV, and Knockout Nation. He can be reached by email at [email protected] or on Twitter at FSalazarBoxing

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by kej718 on 03-19-2017

[QUOTE=daggum;17520112]whats surpring about that? jacobs did nothing in the first besides a couple weak jabs to the body. ggg snapped his head back several times. roudn 3 ggg landed eh jab over and over. jacobs landed a couple nice power…

Comment by Kirk087 on 03-19-2017

Jacobs fought very good but he did not hurt GGG or do any damage to him. GGG pressed the fight and did all the damage.Lost a close fight but using Canelo trick of outweighing his opponents by 20lbs helped his…

Comment by UL1210 on 03-19-2017

[QUOTE=nycsmooth;17519972]I am just a fan not a judge but to me there is no such thing as an even round someone must do something with all the different areas that encompasses scoring no such thing as a 10-10 round...[/QUOTE] I…

Comment by daggum on 03-19-2017

[QUOTE=kej718;17518887]If Steve Weisfeld scored the 2nd and 7th like the other judges Jacobs would have won on that card. [B]I'm also surprised that they gave GGG the 1st and the 3rd round.[/B] That was really the difference in the fight.[/QUOTE]…

Comment by nycsmooth on 03-19-2017

I am just a fan not a judge but to me there is no such thing as an even round someone must do something with all the different areas that encompasses scoring no such thing as a 10-10 round...

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