Daniel Jacobs vs Gennady Golovkin – Only a matter of time
By Xavier Porter, Brooklynfights.com
September 10, 2016
So it happened. Both WBA middleweight champions defeated their opponents in an overwhelming and destructive manner. On Friday night the current WBA regular champion Daniel Jacobs (32-1, 29 KOs) defeated former super welterweight champion Sergio Mora (28-5, 9 KOs) in their rematch bout, dominating his opponent, scoring a seven round technical knockout in the process. From the opening round “The Miracle Man” Jacobs took the fight to Mora, landing powerful punches to the body from different angles all throughout fight. Jacobs scored a total of five knockdowns on Mora with the referee calling a stop in the seventh round at the same time that Mora’s corner was throwing in the towel. During his post fights comments Jacobs was adamant about who he’d like to face next:
“I want to prove to the world that I’m the best middleweight,” Jacobs said.
“If GGG gets the victory tomorrow, that’s who we want.”
On Saturday, in front of sold-out O2 Arena, the current WBA super middleweight champion, IBF, IBO, and WBC middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin defeated the current IBF welterweight champion Kell Brook (36-1, 25 KOs) in five brutal rounds, winning by technical knockout. Both fighters came out in the first round and landed hard shots as Golovkin appeared ready to box while Brook wanted to fight. The idea of taking the fight to Golovkin appeared to throw “GGG” off his game as he was eager to score a knockout, throwing wide hooks and glancing right hands to the head of Brook. Brook showed good skill and to his credit showed great courage as he landed beautiful combinations which included several uppercuts during the exchanges. Golovkin stuck with his game plan and maintained his “breakdown-style of offense” by using his powerful jab, driving Brook to the ropes, and constantly pounding away at Brook’s body and to the right eye. The attack to Brook’s eye caused the IBF welterweight champion to be more on a defensive resulting in Golovkin stepping up the pace and showcasing his overwhelming pace. Brook came into the fight weighing 176.5 pounds but the weight was no match to withstand the onslaught of Golovkin and Brook’s corner recognized the same thing, throwing in the towel in the fifth round as Golovkin appeared ready to take the fight to another level.
Brook, disappointed in the fight being stopped, wanted to continue.
“I’m upset my corner man stopped the fight,” Brook said.”
“I don’t know what he saw but he raised me since I was a pub; I’m a warrior, if I was going to lose I would rather be knocked out. I made the weight easy and I will fight at 154 pounds going further.”
Golovkin had hoped to have fought Billy Joe Saunders (current WBO middleweight champion) for this fight.
“I wanted to fight Billy Joe Saunders (current WBO middleweight champion),” Golovkin said.
“This fight was like a sparring match; I did not like the way I fought; I rate myself a 3 for this fight.”
Golovkin has wishes to unify all the middleweight championship belts, becoming the undisputed middleweight champion. Jacobs is the ranked as the number two middleweight in the world while Golovkin is ranked as the number one middleweight in the world. With this year having great fights taking place, champions fighting champions, we can only hope that both men face each other in their next fight to and finally put to rest who the undisputed WBA middleweight champion is.