We’ve got an exciting middleweight showdown on tap for tonight, as Gennady Golovkin will take on Daniel Jacobs in a title fight scheduled for 12 rounds at Madison Square Garden. With two fearless knockout artists throwing down in such a high-stakes bout in the mecca of boxing, it doesn’t get much better.
Golovkin (36-0, 33 KOs) is the WBA (Super), WBC, IBF, and IBO middleweight champ, and he is without question the most dangerous man in boxing. The Kazakhstan native has knocked out his last 23 opponents, including knockouts in every one of his 17 title defenses.
In GGG’s last fight, he knocked out Kell Brook in the 5th round of their September 10, 2016 bout. After the fight, Brook would have to get surgery for a broken right eye socket, showing the devastating power Golovkin carries into the ring.
Brooklyn, New York’s Daniel Jacobs (32-1, 29 KOs) will be bringing his own knockout streak into tonight’s bout, as the secondary WBA middleweight champion has knocked out his last 12 opponents. Making this streak even more impressive is the fact that Jacobs was out of action for 17 months in 2011-2012 due to battling bone cancer. Jacobs beat cancer, and then he promptly got back to beating the hell out of other boxers. What he’s achieved since returning to the ring has been nothing short of remarkable.
In Jacobs’ most recent fight, he knocked out Sergio Mora in the 7th round of their September 9, 2016 bout. But Jacobs is probably most renown for what he did in the fight before that one. He knocked out Peter Quillin in thrilling fashion in the first round of their December 5, 2015 match.
Gennady Golovkin vs. Daniel Jacobs Tale Of The Tape
Age: Golovkin (34), Jacobs (30)
Height: Golovkin (5’10”), Jacobs (6’0″)
Reach: Golovkin (70 in), Jacobs (73 in)
Weight: Golovkin (159.6 lbs), Jacobs (159.8 lbs)
Stance: Golovkin (Orthodox), Jacobs (Orthodox)
Gennady Golovkin vs. Daniel Jacobs Viewing Details
How To Watch Gennady Golovkin vs. Daniel Jacobs Live Stream Online
Unfortunately for boxing fans, this fight is on HBO PPV and not available to live stream for free. To legally stream the action, you’ll have to order the bout via pay-per-view, which will cost you roughly $55 for standard definition and $65 for high definition. Head on over to HBO to see all of the cable providers that are carrying the fight.