Gennady Golovkin Faces Daniel Jacobs – Saturday, March 18th sees Madison Square Garden in New York City host the return of Gennady Golovkin as the WBC and IBF world champion at 160 pounds meets the WBA titlist Daniel Jacobs.
The match is set to air on HBO pay-per-view in the United States and pits the #1 and #2 ranked middleweight fighters in the world today (Transnational Boxing Rankings Board).
Two other world title fights have been announced in support as Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez , the number one pound for pound fighter in the world today defends his WBC super flyweight title against Wisaksil Wangek and WBO cruiserweight world champion Oleksandr Usyk takes on an opponent yet to be named.
But the main attention-getter is clearly the Golovkin vs Jacobs showdown. The match had been in the works for a long time and was originally talked about for the December of 2016 timeframe, but both parties appeared to postpone negotiations as they looked to set a firm date in the first quarter of 2017. March 18th fits that bill.
Gennady Golovkin Faces Daniel Jacobs
Tuesday, January 10th saw the two men participating in a kick-off press conference to formally announce the showdown. Check out the live stream of the press conference provided right here at The Boxing Channel.
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