Gennady Golovkin Vs Daniel Jacobs – Preview and Prediction

Gennady Golovkin will face ‘Miracle Man’ Daniel Jacobs at Madison Square Garden New York this Saturday night, on the line will be the WBA, WBC and IBF middleweight titles. The bout will be televised on Boxnation from 1am in the UK while stateside it is a HBO pay-per-view event.

Middleweight king Gennady Golovkin is possibly the most feared fighter in the sport right now, with the highest knockout ratio in middleweight history. Golovkin has stopped 33 opponents from 36 fights and the last 23 in a row have all fallen to ‘Triple G’.

It is little wonder why Golovkin is so highly favoured to win this contest, the last time he didn’t stop an opponent was in 2008. However his level of opponents has been called to question by some and it could be debated Daniel Jacobs will provide his biggest test to date.

However the manner in which Golovkin has dealt with all on comers has been devastating, in my opinion he is the most exciting fighter in the sport right now and the hype is warranted, ‘GGG’ doesn’t come to hear to final bells.

Daniel Jacobs has already pulled off a miracle and beaten cancer to become a world champion in the sport, that itself is an achievement worthy of the highest respect and whatever happens this weekend he has already shown his heart and that can never be questioned.

‘Miracle Man’ Daniel Jacobs is also one of the sports biggest punchers, he possesses a KO percentage of 88% which is only 4% short of his opponent this weekend, if Jacobs can land his shots this could get interesting.

However Jacobs has been stopped before by a Eastern European in Russian Dmitry Pirog in 2010 and having tasted the canvass in his penultimate bout against Sergio Mora, it has to be questioned whether his chin is going to hold up against the brutal power of Gennady Golovkin.

I don’t believe Jacobs will be able to live with the power of GGG this weekend and while I like Jacobs and what he has achieved in life and the sport I think he will be stopped by the man from Kazakhstan this weekend and this is yet another routine victory for Golovkin.

I am backing Gennady Golovkin to win within 6 rounds this weekend and I think the value lies in the under rounds market, Sky Bet have the fight to go under 7 rounds at evens, I think it happens.


BETTING TIP: 2 pts on the fight to go under 7 rounds evens @ Sky Bet


GGG 5 TO 1