GGG-Jacobs? It May Just Happen This December


GGG-Jacobs? It May Just Happen This December
By: Sean Crose

“I understand my situation,” Gennady Golovkin told me some time ago, before his match with Daniel Geale. Since then, the man has become less patient, and with good reason. Still, it seems like now a big name middleweight will finally be willing to get in the ring with the feared GGG. For word is out that Golovkin may get it on with Brooklyn’s Daniel Jacobs, a hard hitting, exciting slugger who holds the WBA middleweight world title (Golovkin is WBAs super world middleweight champion, but let’s not get hung up on the silly details) this December.

Feb. 16, 2016 , Los Angeles,Ca. ---  Boxing Superstar and Unified World Middleweight Champion Gennady “GGG”Golovkin, 34-0 (31KO’s) and Undefeated Mandatory Challenger Dominic “Lights Out” Wade, 18-0 (12KO’s) and their teams will take part in the UNDEFEATED Cross-Country Press Tour to formally announce their showdown set for Saturday,April 23 at the Fabulous Forum.     Joining Golovkin and Wade at the Los Angeles PressConference will be Consensus #1 Pound-For-Pound Fighter and WBC Flyweight WorldChampion Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez, 44-0 (38KO’s) andand his challenger, World Ranked Contender McWilliamsArroyo, 16-2 (14KO’s) who will battle in the co-feature on April 23.     Both bouts will be televised Live on HBO World Championship Boxing®beginning at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT.    Tickets for the April 23rd event priced at $400, $300, $200,$100, $60 and $30, are now on-sale through Ticketmaster (Ticketmaster.com, 1-800-745-3000).    Golovkin vs. Wade is promoted by K2 Promotions, GGGPromotions and in association with TGBPromotions. Gonzalez vs. McWilliams is presented by K2 Promotions in association with Teiken Promotions and PRBest Boxing Promotions.  --- Photo Credit : Chris Farina - K2 Promotions   copyright 2016 ===== SOCIAL MEDIA: For moreinformation, visit www.K2Promos.com, www.GGGBoxing.com, www.TGBPromotions.com,  www.FabulousForum.com and www.HBO.com/boxing.  Follow on Twitter at Gennady Golovkin @GGGBoxing,Dominic Wade @_DomoWade,  Roman Gonzalez @chocolatitobox, TomLoeffler/K2 Promotions @TomLoeffler1, TGBPromotions @TGBpromotions, the Forum @theForum and HBO Boxing @HBOBoxingand become a fan on Facebook www.facebook.com/GGGBoxing, www.facebook.com/TheForum and www.facebook.com/HBOBoxing.  Use the hashtags #GolovkinWade and #GomzalezArroyoto join the conversations on social media.

The truth is that HBO, which would air the bout, is going through some money woes – at least as its boxing broadcasts are concerned – so it hasn’t been able to air as many fights as it usually does. The injury Canelo Alvarez received fighting Liam Smith recently, however, means Canelo won’t be fighting again this year on HBO as planned. Hence talk of this potential middleweight unification. Should the fight be made, it will likely go down December 10th at Madison Square Garden in New York. After what will be a slow October for boxing, the more good news there is for fight fans, the better.

Golovkin, as most fight followers know, is the most avoided man in boxing with the possible exception of Guillermo Rigondeaux. Sure enough, men like fellow middleweight titlist Billy Joe Saunders have openly admitted to being hesitant to face the Kazakh warrior. Boasting a record of 36-0 with 33 knockouts, Golovkin brings an impressive, patient skill set to go along with his furious punching power. Indeed, GGG can not only win a fight, he can beat an opponent severely. Case in point – welterweight champ Kell Brook, who went up in weight to fight GGG recently and had to have surgery as a result of his encounter with the man.

Jacobs, however, is no joke. Here is a fighter, after all, who has not only licked cancer, but who has earned himself a record of 32-1 with 29 knockouts. Sure enough, Jacobs is skilled as well as powerful. Peter Quilin, for instance, was dusted by Jacobs within one round and that was supposed to be a relatively evenly matched fight. Perhaps most importantly, though, Jacobs appears to be willing to fight Golovkin, a man even top fighters like Alvarez appear to be content avoiding.

That in an of itself is worthy of some kind of praise in this era of low risk/high reward.

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