Gennady Golovkin (c) vs. Daniel Jacobs: Unified WBA (Super), WBC, IBF, and IBO World Middleweight Championship Bout
Round 1: Both guys don't throw a punch for the first 30 secs as the crowd chants Triple G! GGG leads with a left jab and Jacobs lands on of his own. Not a lot of action from either man in this round.
Fightful scored round 1 for Jacobs 10-9
Round 2: Jacobs lands another jabs, but GGG is staying in the center of the ring while Jacobs moves around. Jacobs switches to a southpaw stance for a moment, but does not do much with it. GGG starts to show some life and power with a couple of hard body shots.
Fightful scored round 2 for Golovkin 10-9
Round 3: Jacobs is being much more technical in this fight, but GGG isn't showing a lot of power in those first two rounds. GGG hits a body shot with Jacobs on the ropes. The two men clinch and the referee breaks them up. Jacobs misses a left hook but then connects when he tries again. Jacobs its a hard left hook to GGG's face.
Fightful scored round 3 for Jacobs 10-9
Round 4: GGG starts off with a hard body shot and then knocks down Jacobs with a hard right hand as both men are on the ropes. GGG has the momentum and throws a couple of combinations, but Jacobs is still standing.
Fightful scored round 4 for Golovkin 10-8
Round 5: GGG and Jacobs do a lot of clinching in the early going, but GGG connects on several right hooks. GGG has Jacobs on the ropes and GGG is throwing with a lot more power. Jacobs responds with a stiff left hook. Jacobs hits a few combos and stuns GGG momentarily.
Fightful scored round 5 for Jacobs 10-9
Round 6: Jacobs is now moving to a southpaw stance and lands several good punches with his left. He then connects on a hard right hook to GGG's face, possibly Jacobs' best punch of the fight thus far. GGG connects with a hard jab, followed by a right hand. Jacobs counters with a left as the round ends.
Fightful scored round 6 for Jacobs 10-9
Round 7: GGG misses on a few short hooks, but he keeps Jacobs moving onto the ropes. GGG hits a tough left hand and Jacobs keeps switching between southpaw and orthodox. Jacobs lands a nice 1-2 combo as the round ends and both men get a standing ovation.
Fightful scored round 7 for Golovkin 10-9
Round 8: GGG misses on an uppercut and Jacobs throws several combos. Body shots by Jacobs have been connecting, but GGG has been blocking other punches. GGG lands a short right hook on the inside. Jacobs throws a short flurry, but GGG blocks it.
Fightful scored round 8 for Jacobs 10-9
Round 9: Jacobs connects on a left hand and throws a flurry of punches to GGG's body. GGG lands a left jab and ensuing uppercut to Jacobs. Jacobs responds with a left hand, but then afterwards, GGG goes on a massive flurry of uppercuts and jabs and hurts Jacobs badly. GGG won the round in the last minute.
Fightful scored round 9 for Golovkin 10-9
Round 10: Jacobs begins with several short hooks to GGG's face. The challenger throws various jabs to GGG and the two men exchange punches. The round ends with Jacobs a solid left hook to GGG's face and is hurt.
Fightful scored round 10 for Jacobs 10-9
Round 11: The arena fills with chants of Triple G once more. GGG lands a right uppercut, followed by a left hook from Jacobs. GGG is using the body and Jacobs lands a left uppercut. Neither man is really backing down from this fight. Jacobs lands a solid combo and hurts GGG to end the round.
Fightful scored round 11 for Jacobs 10-9
Round 12: GGG leads with a jab and clinches with Jacobs. Jacobs lands a shot on the inside and GGG hits a left. Jacobs connects with a right uppercut. GGG with a 1-2 ad the two men clinch and trade shots the rest of the way.
Fightful scored round 12 for Jacobs 10-9, making it 114-113 for Jacobs
Official Result: Gennady Golovkin defeated Daniel Jacobs via unanimous decision (115-112, 115-112, 114-113) to retain the Unified WBA (Super), WBC, IBF, and IBO World Middleweight Championship
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