Boxing News 2017: Daniel Jacobs Robbed of a Win in Showdown With Gennady Golovkin?

By Joe Bacaron, Posted: 03/20/17 06:48AM EDT
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Daniel Jacobs vs Gennady Golovkin
NEW YORK, NY - Daniel Jacobs punches Gennady Golovkin during their Championship fight for Golovkin's WBA/WBC/IBF middleweight title at Madison Square Garden on March 18, 2017 in New York City. (Photo : Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Gennady Golovkin scored a unanimous decision against Daniel Jacobs. But was the American boxer really robbed of a righteous win against the still undefeated Kazakh?

Brian Mazique of Forbes scored the fight in favor of Jacobs, but he also conceded that the judges could have been swayed by the fourth round knockdown although the American quickly bounced back to dish some punishments of his own. Nevertheless, he doesn't believe that Jacobs was robbed of victory just because of how close the fight was called.

Nevertheless, Mazique was not alone in his assessment as fight analysts and other fighters also think that Jacobs should have taken that fight. Boxer Andre Berto, for instance, favored the 30-year-old over his still undefeated opponent. "Hell of a performance by my man @DanielJacobsTKO much respect to GGG, but thought the miracle man got the job done tonight," he tweeted.

Shane Mosley said that Golovkin might have won, but only by a very small margin. He wouldn't have minded if nobody emerged as a winner. He wrote, "I think Danny Jacob did a hell of a job. I take my hat off to a true champion. GGG won by small margin or Draw. Rematch is necessary."

Nevertheless, a rematch might be in order as Golovkin himself admitted that he was not at his best during the fight. He was also magnanimous in his praise for Jacobs, whom he described as his "best opponent" to date. Although Triple G wants to face Saul Canelo Alvarez later this year, "I will give Danny Jacobs a chance for a rematch."

Jacobs landed the power punches, but Golovkin won due to the number of jabs he threw. But Jacobs still took something from the fight and that is proving that Golovkin is not invincible. He said that even if he was knocked down, he immediately stood up to engage because Triple G's punches did not hurt him.



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