Published: Sun, March 19, 2017
Sport | By Stephen Hansen

Meet the British heavyweight on the Gennady Golovkin-Daniel Jacobs bill

Meet the British heavyweight on the Gennady Golovkin-Daniel Jacobs bill

Jacobs is the legitimate #1 contender to Golovkin's throne.

"[Golovkin's] not cancer, not a life-threatening situation", insisted Jacobs, who is a heavy underdog against the unbeaten Russian with a frightening 33 knockouts in his first 36 pro bouts.

A knockout machine who hasn't gone the distance with an opponent since scoring a unanimous decision victory over Amar Amari in Copenhagen, Denmark back on June 21, 2008, Golovkin has already been mentioned as a prime candidate for a future super bout with Mexican superstar Canelo Alvarez.

Put simply, Jacobs is a much braver man than us!

American Jacobs, meanwhile, had admitted that it a dream come true for him as he prepares to step out at the iconic venue on Saturday night. Scroll down to find out more.

Asked about Hopkins' record, he replied: "For me it's more important to win the fight, not beat Bernard Hopkins' record".

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"I believe Jacobs possesses those same kinds of skills.sharp, athletic, power puncher". Jacobs is capable of landing a hard punch that can shock Golovkin and his deceptive defense might prevent "GGG" from connecting on one of his effective hooks.

Gennady Golovkin: "I'm very excited, everybody on my team is ready, just a couple days before another incredible drama show". I had a brief meeting with his team after his fight with Kell Brook [in September], and they said that they'd get me over for his next fight at Madison Square Garden.

Which leads me to talk about what's about to take place this weekend as two of the most unsafe fighters in the middleweight division are about to go at each other at the Garden.

"This is the opportunity I've been waiting for". "I've got a lot of power and a great chin, but that can only take you so far".

Golovkin says he brings a healthy admiration for Jacobs and what he has been through heading into Saturday night's HBO pay-per-view fight. The main fight is expect to start at around 03:00 United Kingdom time on Sunday morning.

Factor in the 30-year-old's glittering amateur pedigree, his speed and size plus a notable one-round demolition of Peter Quillin 18 months ago, then it's understandable why he's being billed as Triple G's toughest opponent to date. Others would say, all it could take is the Miracle Man. The longer the fight goes, the more time it gives the cerebral Golovkin to figure out your style. "Instead of outboxing Golovkin, Jacobs" strategy appears to be trying to overpower "GGG" and knock him out. He has had 23 straight fights that have ended by stoppage and no one in his career has ever made it through 11 rounds with Golovkin and only 2 guys have made it through 9 rounds.

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