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Golovkin vs. Jacobs: It May Come Down To Who Lands Flush First

By Peter Lim

Gennady Golovkin (36-0, 33 KOs) will enter this fight like he always does - prepared for anything that comes his way and dealing with it accordingly. He has prevailed against fighters of every style, sometimes early, sometimes  late, but always with crushing brutality.

Daniel Jacobs (32-1, 29 KOs), on the other hand, faces a conundrum. Should he go for broke and try and stop Golovkin before Golovkin can stop him, or should he gamble on his speed and boxing ability to out-maneuver the Kazakh?

Jacob's blitzkrieg approach worked against Peter Quillin but he almost paid the ultimate price against Sergio Mora in their first fight. If the light-hitting Mora could drop an onrushing Jacobs, imagine the kind of damage the murderous-punching Golovkin could inflict under the same circumstances.

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Jacobs' other option is no less risky. The longer the fight goes, the more time it gives the cerebral Golovkin to figure out your style. Once he does that, he will hit you from every conceivable angle with both fists upstairs and down. And with Golovkin, every punch has knockout potential, be it to the head or body.

That's not to say Jacobs doesn't stand a good chance of pulling off a victory in either scenario. Granted, he's up against a fighter with a 92 percent knockout rate, but Jacobs' 88 percent isn't too shabby either.

The winner might simply come down to who lands the first direct hit. Given Golovkin's somewhat porous defense, this fight might actually be more of a tossup than it appears on paper.

See prediction at: http://peterliminator.blogspot.com/2017/03/gennady-golovkin-vs-daniel-jacobs.html

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by vaynardevil on 03-18-2017

stevens flush punch didn't even flinch him don't think he can ko golovkin, maybe decision if somehow he could outbox him

Comment by millcitymauler on 03-18-2017

[QUOTE=KingTito;17514499]In my opinion, [B]Jacobs needs to sit down on a punch and plant something on Golovkin early[/B]. I think it's important that he lands the first big punch. Kind of like when Mayweather came out and sat down on a…

Comment by RespekonMyName on 03-18-2017

We really don't know what GGG's chin is made of yet. Hopefully we find out tonight.

Comment by angkag on 03-18-2017

Golovkin uses the first round to measure the distance, Jacobs needs to vary it up a bit so that Golovkin can't settle, which might include taking a risk or two along the way. Its more likely going to be chin…

Comment by mrwake on 03-18-2017

Triple G takes out Jacobs within 4. I believe that Jacobs' pride will convince him to try and trade with Golovkin early ending with Jacobs going out on his shield ie Brook

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