It was a close fight on Saturday night at Madison Square Garden, where Gennady Golovkin emerged victorious via narrow decision against Daniel Jacobs, going the full 12-round distance for the first time in his career, and going any distance, period, for the first time since 2008.
A lot of people scored the fight for Golovkin (37-0, 33 KO), including the three judges that mattered. But a lot of people scored the fight for Jacobs (32-2, 29 KO), who had more than his share of moments, and made Golovkin look entirely human for the first time in many years.
So the question is simple: how did you score this fight? Did you think Golovkin’s fourth round knockdown, effective jabbing, and heavier power shots made the difference, or was Jacobs’ clever tactical boxing what carried the fight for you?
Also, can we do this without losing our minds over the outcome? Probably not! But let’s find out!