Saturday, 18 March 2017

Danny Jacobs misses IBF regulatory, same day weigh in.

WBA world middleweight champion Danny Jacobs opted not to abide by the IBFs regulatory next day weigh in rule today, therefore giving up the opportunity to fight for Gennady Golovkins IBF title later tonight in New York..  5 foot 10 Golovkin did show up for the weight check and came in at 169.6lbs, well weighing the regulated 10 pounds excess limit..   (IBF ruling that fighters cannot weight any more than 10 pounds over the stipulated weight limit.)  With 4 other titles on the line and the biggest opportunity of his life, the IBF regulations will most probably be the furthest thing from Danny's mind, facing a fighter with Golovkins reputation, being comfortable and 100% prepared to perform comes higher up the priority list..  Danny won his title in 2014 against Jarrod Fletcher and has since made 4 successful defences, all by stoppage, including his most impressive showing against Peter Quillin, a man whom he has shared the gym with for the past several weeks as Jacobs accepted a generous offer from Virgil Hunter to use his west coast facility in Oakland to help his preparations..  Golovkin won his first world title (The WBA which Jacobs currently holds) back in 2010, with his most recent win a 5th round stoppage of brave IBF welterweight champion Kell Brook in September over in England..  Danny starts this fight as a huge outsider but many shrewd insiders think he is being hugely overlooked by the sports books..   The 6 foot Jacobs is said to have weighed 178lbs today, very possibly 180 by fight time.