Sunday, 19 March 2017
Golovkin unifies in highly disputed decision in NY.
Shockingly, after four rounds Golovkin was ahead 39-36 on all three cards (Three rounds many ringsiders had Jacobs winning comfortably) while after eight rounds, GGG remained ahead 77-74, 77-74 and 78-73. After Golovkin won the ninth round across the board, Jacobs needed at least a knockdown to draw. Even though Jacobs took the last three rounds on two cards, and two on the third card, it wasn't enough.. Golovkin edged it 114-113 on the cards of Max DeLuca and Don Trella, while Steve Weisfeld had GGG ahead 115-112.
Jacobs, disappointed afterwards vented that he'd clearly won the fight, and insinuated that the decision was political, Golovkins victory smoothing the way for a moneyspinning fight with Saul Alvarez in the summer.