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Nate LoopFeatured ColumnistMarch 16, 2017

Someone check the foundation of Madison Square Garden. On Saturday, the famous arena will play host to a boxing match between two of the most thunderous punchers in boxing, when the undefeated Gennady Golovkin takes on Daniel Jacobs in a middleweight title bout that’s sure to see some blows reverberate throughout the venue. 

Golovkin (36-0, 33 KOs) will be putting the IBF, WBC, IBO world titles on the line, plus his status as the WBA “super world” champion, when he steps into the squared circle this weekend. Jacobs, who came into the fight with the WBA world belt, has a chance to grab hold of superstar status if he can upset Triple G.

Golovkin has knocked out 23 straight opponents, becoming a fan favorite for his unassuming demeanor outside the ring and his near-mythical power inside it. Jacobs is no slouch himself, having stopped his last 15 opponents.

Here’s the viewing info for the bout.

Gennady Golovkin vs. Daniel Jacobs Fight Info

When: Saturday, March 18, at 9 p.m. ET

Where: Madison Square Garden in New York City

TV:HBO (pay-per-view) 

Live Stream: (pay-per-view)


Tale of the Tape
36-0 Record 32-1
33 KOs, 92 % KOs 29 KOs, 88%
160 Rounds 109
34 Age 30
5’10.5″ Height 6’0″
70″ Reach 73″
Orthodox Stance Orthodox


Jacobs might have a hometown advantage of sorts fighting in New York City, but Golovkin’s reputation precedes him at this point and his awesome power draws converts wherever he goes. Whether it’s crushing Martin Murray in Monte Carlo or pulverizing Dominic Wade at his adopted home of Los Angeles, the Kazakh fighter’s abilities translate without any issue. 

As of Thursday, Golovkin is a 1-8 favorite over Jacobs, per OddsShark. Jacobs will serve as Golovkin’s toughest bout yet, as he is a true middleweight with his own fantastic power and skill. 

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