No matter the result of Saturday night's bout, he'll walk out of Madison Square Garden in New York City with the belt. Although Golovkin emerged victorious, he was hit by Brook fairly often during the first three rounds, and against a bona fide middleweight in Jacobs, he may want to be more cautious in the exchanges. Golovkin is going to go out there and prove once again, why he's the best middleweight fighter. Jacobs says he could even stop the Kazakhstan fighter if he hurts him with one of his big shots.
"He's the No. 1 guy", Jacobs says.
"What do I see when I look into his eyes?"
And he's coming up against someone who meets his match in Daniel Jacobs who also has an impressive ring record with 32-1 and 29 coming by way of knockout. "Boxing is 80 percent mental".
"I'm not saying Jacobs wins the fight", admits the professional sports analyst. When you step into a ring with Golovkin, your face is a fragile plate hanging off the edge of a cabinet. While Golovkin has been one of the most avoided fighters of the past few years, he has faced a few legitimately hard opponents like Kell Brook, David Lemieux and Daniel Geale - all former world titlists. There will be explosions in the form of punches thrown, and carnage.
The WBC, IBF, IBO, and "Super" WBA Middleweight Champion, "GGG" Gennady Golovkin defends his belts. My mentality is something that's going to make me overachieve. I'm putting money on Danny. Of the people he has faced, his best opponents include Martin Murray, Daniel Geale, and David Lemieux. Instead of paying 30 dollars for a couple movie tickets and refreshments where actors will portray fighting, spend a little more or call a friend and get a load of Golovkin and Jacobs. "And when he starts hitting you, he doesn't have to hit you very much to end the fight". Brook didn't have the forward gear that Jacobs has to stay on Golovkin to finish him off smartly.
Daniel Jacobs predictions have been tallied, and the stories of Golovkin's rise to global marketing star and Jacobs' courageous fight against cancer have been told. There will be no turning back for Jacobs once he gets Golovkin hurt.
Since then, Macklin has had to manage a hard exit from the business, while Golovkin, who is 35 next month, has gone on to wreck the ambitions of several worthy contenders. The 34-year-old Golovkin, known as GGG, is one of the sport's best and most powerful fighters. Jacobs hasn't felt the power that Triple G can bring, and that will be the difference as the fight wages into the latter segment.
Although fight fans won't catch the "Magic Man" refuting the "Paul Bunyanesque" gym stories which precede Triple G's already intimidating persona, the lifetime ring technician views the claim from a seemingly appropriate angle.