Daniel Jacobs: Getting Golovkin is Out of My Control

by David P. Greisman

Gennady Golovkin is the World Boxing Association’s “super” titleholder at 160 pounds. Daniel Jacobs, as of this past Saturday, is the WBA’s “regular” titleholder at 160. And the sanctioning body somehow had another bout on the same night as Jacobs’ win in which Dmitry Chudinov defended the WBA “interim” title at middleweight.

Jacobs could conceivably challenge Golovkin someday, though he’s also aiming for his promotional and managerial stablemate, fellow titleholder and Brooklynite Peter Quillin.

Jacobs, 27, was asked whether he could pressure his promoter to make a bout with Golovkin happen, given that Jacobs works with Golden Boy Promotions and Al Haymon and is featured on Showtime, while Golovkin is with K2 Promotions and is being spotlighted on HBO.

“That’s a battle that’s out of my control,” Jacobs responded. “I would love to fight every champion out there in the world, but if I’m with a promotion and he’s with another promotion, and they can’t come to terms to make a fight like that happen, then that’s out of my control. I would love to fight any and everybody in the middleweight division.”

He was also asked about Golovkin’s win last year over another New York middleweight, Curtis Stevens.

“Me and Curtis are two totally different fighters. He’s more of an aggressive slugger like Mike Tyson. I’m more of a boxer-puncher, so my style’s a bit different, and I also switch at times, too. So I can be a bit tricky in there at times. I think I’ll apply a little bit different skill than Curtis.”

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by BattleAxePurist on 08-11-2014

That's alright it's not that appealing of a fight at this point maybe if he beats Quillen and has a couple good wins.

Comment by nycsmooth on 08-11-2014

Jacobs needs 2 watch his own reply...c how open he was, all those wide punches...GGG will take him 2 the cleaners & he can give back that phony wba belt

Comment by SaldanaCC on 08-11-2014

U dont want noooooo part of ggg danny an u know it!!!!!!!!

Comment by Detroit29 on 08-11-2014

[QUOTE=King-;14846544]Who promotes Hopkins fights?[/QUOTE] Golden Boy promotes him, but he told fight hype he has no contract with them. More than likely he does a fight by fight thing with them.

Comment by Tobi.G on 08-11-2014

[QUOTE=GhostBlade;14845650]Jacobs should fight David Lemieux next.[/QUOTE] Absolutely! I want that fight too! Two hard punchers with questionable chins, would be fun while it lasts and anything could happen.

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