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Jacobs: I Was Able To Overpower What Gennady Golovkin Did

Last Saturday night at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, middleweight contender Daniel Jacobs (34-2, 29 KOs) won a twelve round unanimous decision over previously undefeated Maciej Sulecki (26-1, 10 KOs).

The contest was sanctioned as a WBA world title eliminator. 

Jacobs is now in line to get a crack at the WBA world title, which is currently handled by unified champion Gennady Golovkin (37-0-1, 33 KOs).

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Golovkin is back in the ring on Saturday night, when he defends his belts against Vanes Martirosyan at the StubHub Center in Carson, California.

More than likely, Golovkin - should he win - move forward with a potential rematch against Mexican superstar Saul "Canelo" Alvarez on September 15th.

But, Jacobs is still very eager to get his hands on the man known as GGG.

Jacobs and Golovkin collided in the ring last March at New York's Madison Square Garden, with the champion winning a close twelve round decision.

Jacobs believes he did more than enough to win that fight.

And he's very confident of beating Golovkin in a rematch.

“I think that level of confidence comes from my loss against Golovkin,” Jacobs said to Premier Boxing Champions.

“In my mind, I knew I beat Golovkin, and that put me as part of that elite level. It’s a level of confidence and mental strength that comes with fighting someone like Golovkin that you get and maintain a superior level.

“Golovkin is someone who had power and he had skill. I was able to deter him from all of those things that he does well. I was able, in my opinion, to overpower what he did. I was predicted to be knocked out within six, and I went the whole 12. It was something I needed, because you don’t know where you are unless you go in there and actually perform. That’s what I did. I performed. I was able to show that I could bang with the best of them.”

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Comment by Bad_Guy on 05-09-2018

Same reasoning is used when fans try to claim Canelo won the fight against GGG: "Golovkin was supposed to knock him out, but he didn't!!!" This is boxing, not Survivor.

Comment by aboutfkntime on 05-09-2018

[QUOTE=SUBZER0ED;18753231]I'm not buying your arguments, bro. Jacobs was clearly heavier against Golovkin and it was for a reason. Think about it, less drain + more size= more strength and punch resistance (as you somewhat admit) on fight night. Your hypotheticals…

Comment by SUBZER0ED on 05-09-2018

[QUOTE=aboutfkntime;18731063]just a guess, could be wrong...... 1) the conditions were exactly the same, so I am guessing that he weighed exactly the same..... likely little/no difference 2) piling on weight does not help bro..... could it technically give you a…

Comment by aboutfkntime on 05-05-2018

[QUOTE=TonyGe;18738848]I see you didn't acknowledge that you misquoted me. Not surprising..[/QUOTE] why are you even discussing Trinidad vs Jacobs ? why ? I know why :lol1: fk off lol stop being an excuse-making muppet, or I will put you in…

Comment by TonyGe on 05-05-2018

[QUOTE=aboutfkntime;18738172]Trinidad [B]IS[/B] a much better fighter than Jacobs, no question it is ridiculous to suggest otherwise, you really need to get a clue Trinidad knocked out middleweights before/after Hopkins Jacobs has looked average in his last two outings, in fact…

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