Gennady Golovkin Vs. Daniel Jacobs Results: Major Upset And Close Decision In Two World Title Fights

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Here's the televised main card (HBO PPV, 9 p.m. ET):

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

Srisaket Sor Rungvisai defeated Roman Gonzalez via majority decision (113-113, 114-112, 114-112) to win the WBC Super Flyweight Title

Carlos Cuadras defeated David Carmona via unanimous decision (97-93, 97-93, 96-94)

Ryan Martin defeated Bryant Cruz via TKO, round 8, 0:45



Ryan Martin vs. Bryant Cruz: Lightweight Bout: For the first half of the fight, Martin had been in complete control with his left hook. He’s landed more than half of his power punches through the first four rounds and showed poise whenever Cruz got some offense in. Cruz did land punches throughout the fight, but didn’t really hurt Martin at all. Martin did hurt Cruz in the fifth round, but failed to capitalize on the knockdown opportunity. Only the fourth round was the fight evenly matched because Cruz landed solid combinations with his right hand, but even then, Martin was still in control.

From the sixth round onwards, it became a matter of when the fight would be stopped because Cruz had been getting hurt badly with threats from the referee and his own trainer to stop Martin or the fight will be stopped.

Martin showcased a lot of skills in executing several punches and had not gotten tired at any point, but this fight proved that Martin is a solid prospect, but needs a better opponent that can take and counterattack Martin’s offense better. I expect Martin to get a big fight at some point in 2017.

Official Result: Ryan Martin defeated Bryant Cruz via TKO, round 8, 0:45

Carlos Cuadras vs. David Carmona: Super Flyweight Bout: Coming off a loss to Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez in 2016, former WBC champion Carlos Cuadras needed a win against Carmona to get back on track and set up a future rematch against Chocolatito, who is in the co-main event of this pay-per-view. Cuadras did dominate this fight, it was not a great showing. Cuadras’ hooks looked decent at several points in the fight, but he looked flat for most of the fight.

Carmona got some nice punches in the second half of the fight and finally made it interesting in the seventh round. Carmona accidentally low blowed Cuadras, but Carmona punished Cuadras’ body and showed a lot of fire from that point onward. Carmona pretty much won the last four rounds, making for an interesting decision.

Overall, Cuadras’ stock plummeted after this fight. Even a decent performance would have people warranting a rematch against Chocolatito

Official Decision: Carlos Cuadras defeated David Carmona via unanimous decision (97-93, 97-93, 96-94)

Roman Gonzalez (c) vs. Srisaket Sor Rungvisai: WBC World Super Flyweight Championship Bout

Round 1: Chocolatito stays idle for the first 45 seconds of the round. He then starts to connect on several jabs. Sor Rungvisai hits a couple of solid left hooks and combos. Chocolatito is taking good shots but he gets knocked down by a body shot and the crowd is shocked. Chocolatito keeps taking damage and was saved by the bell.

Fightful scored round 1 for Sor Rungvisai 10-8

Round 2: Sor Rungvisai is connecting on his punches, but isn’t doing much damage, just pressuring the champion into the ropes and the corner.Sor Rungvisai hurts Chocolatito with a left hook and the champion is starting to counterattck with the right hook. The two men exchange power punches, but Chocolatito is now getting serious and hitting the body much better.

Fightful scored round 2 for Chocolatito 10-9

Round 3: The challenger keeps pressuring the champion and Chocolatito’s left side of his face is starting to show some swelling. There was an accidental clash of heads between the two and Chocolatito gets a cut. After the break, the two fighters throw defense out to the wayside and exchange haymakers. Chocolatito gets the better of the exchange.

Fightful scored round 3 for Chocolatito 10-9

Round 4: Sor Rungvisai lands more jabs in the early going and is pressuring the champion into the corner, where he stays there for a little while. He gets out and hurts Sor Rungvisai and is falling back for the first time in the fight. Chocolatito is ducking and weaving through Sor Rungvisai's right hooks and the round ends with another headbutt to Chocolatito, who is visibly frustrated by it.

Fightful scored round 4 for Chocolatito 10-9

Round 5: Sor Rungvisai lands a two-punch combo, but Chocolatito responds back, firing back several big punches and connecting on the right hook. Sor Rungvisai hits a left hook, but Chocolatito connects on a big uppercut. the champion hurts Sor Rungvisai badly with the right hand and the challenger is exhausted.

Fightful scored round 5 for Chocolatito 10-9

Round 6: Chocolatito is fighting a much more technically sound round and is constantly working the body and limiting Sor Rungvisai's offense. Chocolatito pressures his opponent to the corner where he doesn't get to do much. Chocolatito hurts Sor Rungvisai badly and another accidental headbutt. Point is taken away from Sor Rungvisai.

Fightful scored round 6 for Chocolatito 10-8

Round 7: The fight is still somewhat competitive at this point, but the champion is in full control of the affair. That is, until, Sor Rungvisai starts to connect several two-punch combos on Chocolatito's body. Chocolatito lands a hard right jab to Sor Rungvisai's face and then a left uppercut during an exchange of punches.

Fightful scored round 7 for Chocolatito 10-9

Round 8: Chocolatito is starting to look a little sluggish to start this round and Sor Rungvisai is starting to pick up the pace and is using his footwork to push the champion to the ropes. Chocolatito is throwing a punch or two at a time, landing the right hook while Sor Rungvisai is throwing jabs. Chocolatito lands a mean uppercut to hurt Sor Rungvisai and the round ends with Sor Rungvisai throwing three jabs.

Fightful scored round 8 for Chocolatito 10-9

Round 9: Chocolatito continues to bleed from the side of his face from the earlier headbutts, but that is not stopping him from going up close and connecting hard rights. Sor Rungvisai is throwing, but not landing, many shots. Chocolatito lands a hard left to Sor Rungvisai and got hurt for a bit.

Fightful scored round 9 for Sor Rungvisai 10-9

Round 10: Sor Rungvisai is landing head shots, but Chocolatito is connecting on various hooks to Sor Rungvisai's face. The champion lands several big combos and ends the round in a flurry. My pay-per-view feed got down for about a minute into that round.

Fightful scored round 10 for Chocolatito 10-9 (for now)

Round 11: Chocolatito's punches don't seem to have the same effect as they have been for the middle portions of the fight. Sor Rungvisai is not being damaged heavily now and he is fighting back and dodging punches from the champion that would have made their mark earlier in the fight. Another accidental headbutt from Sor Rungvisai, but there is no penalty. Chocolatito works the body with hard left hooks as the round ends.

Fightful scored round 11 for Sor Rungvisai 10-9

Round 12: Chocolatito lands a mean uppercut and the two men trade hard hooks at the halfway point. Chocolatito is connecting on several hard punches and Sor Rungvisai is hurt and backing up, something he had not done a lot in the fight. The last 10 seconds of the fight end with a massive flurry from both guys.

Fightful scored round 12 for Chocolatito 10-9, making it 116-110 Chocolatito

Official Decision: Srisaket Sor Rungvisai defeated Roman Gonzalez via majority decision (113-113, 114-112, 114-112) to win the WBC Super Flyweight Title

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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