On Saturday, March 18, 2017, Gennady Golovkin (36-0, 33 KOs) takes on Daniel Jacobs (32-1, 29 KOs) in a highly-anticipated 12-round championship Middleweight bout from “The Mecca of Boxing,” Madison Square Garden in New York City.
Golovkin and Jacobs boast a combined 35-consecutive knockouts, with Golovkin scoring 23 of those and Jacobs owning 12.
The fight will be televised live on HBO Pay-Per-View and also features a stacked undercard.
In the co-main event, consensus No. 1 pound-for-pound fighter and WBC Super Flyweight champion Roman Gonzalez (46-0-0, 38 KOs) will defend his title against mandatory challenger Srisaket Sor Rungvisai (41-4-1, 38 KOs).
After losing a high-action affair against Gonzalez in his last bout, former WBC Super Flyweight champion Carlos “Principe” Cuadras (35-1-1, 27 KOs) returns in a 10-round battle against cross-town rival and former world title challenger, David Carmona (20-3-5, 8 KOs).
Opening up the four-bout PPV card will be top Lightweight prospect and WBC Lightweight Continental Americas champion, Ryan Martin (17-0, 10 KOs) taking on once-beaten Bryant Cruz, (17-1-0, 8 KOs) in a scheduled 10-round bout.
Stay with Round By Round Boxing for complete-card results which also includes non-televised action between Andy Lee and KeAndrae Leatherwood, Jay McFarlane and Matt McKinney and Serhii Bohachuk and Yasmani Pedroso.
LIVE BOXING RESULTS
Gennady Golovkin vs. Daniel Jacobs
RESULT: GGG UD12 JACOBS
Roman Gonzalez vs. Srisaket Sor Rungvisai
Upset of the year? Rungvisai made it a brawl and half, coming out on top with a tightly scored Majority Decision.
RESULT: RUNGVISAI MD12 GONZALEZ
Carlos Cuadras vs. David Carmona
RESULT: CUADRAS UD10 CARMONA
Ryan Martin vs. Bryant Cruz
Martin cut off the ring very well throughout the bout, punished Cruz along the ropes. Harvey Dock stopped the bout in the 8th.
RESULT: MARTIN TKO8 CRUZ
Andy Lee vs. KeAndrae Leatherwood
If Andy Lee wants to get back on the top of the Middleweight division, he sure didn’t show he wants it bad enough tonight. An abysmal display of posturing against a mediocre opponent. Andy got some rounds in, but I don’t see HBO rushing to put him on TV after that performance.
RESULT: ANDY LEE UD8 KEANDRE LEATHERWOOD
Jay McFarlane vs. Matt McKinney
Ugly fight in which both guys took some damage. McKinney wins on the judges cards, but from my view it seemed like McFarlane won. Was close though, and four-rounders are bound to have cards all over the place.
RESULT: MCKINNEY UD4 MCFARLANE
Serhii Bohachuk vs. Yasmani Pedroso
Bohachuk put on relentless pressure from the start, looking like a slightly smaller Dmitry Pirog. Pedroso couldn’t hang, taking some hard body shots, eventually got tapped hard up top with a right hook and went down.
Pedroso got to his feet, but was put down for the count by a left hook seconds later.
Result: BOHACHUK KO3 PEDROSO
GOLOVKIN VS. JACOBS
As expected, GGG comes out jabbing, calculated. Jacobs fires some shots back but they mostly roll off Gennady’s shoulder. Patient round from both.
Golovkin jabing, not throwing much, but neither is Jacobs. It seems like GGG wants Jacobs to throw some wide shots for him to counter. GGG lands some nice work to the body near the end.
Golovkin jabbing away. Lands with an eye catching hook at the end of the round. Got Jacobs’ attention for sure.
Jacobs gets knocked down but seems like a flash thing.
Golovkin landed some big shots that round, but Jacobs did work the body well. This fight is closer than 5-0, so let’s give this to Jacobs.
Jacobs landing some flashy combinations, his best round yet.
You know, I have sinking feeling Jacobs might have figured him out, or Golovkin’s gotten old. We witnessing the end of a title reign?
Clear Jacobs round.
4-4, but with knockdown it’s still GGG.
Golovkin looks bored but lands some big shots near the end of the round that’s enough to take it.
Jesus christ, are we about to see two massive upsets in a single night?
5-5 with 1 KD, GGG
I’m gonna need a stiff scotch after this. Who would have guessed this?
6-5, 1KD: Draw
Oh my goodness. Wow. I have no words.
6-6, 1KD: GGG