In this video interview with FightHub, Hall of Fame trainer Freddie Roach shares his thoughts on the Golovkin-Jacobs fight and what that might mean for any potential Canelo-Golovkin fight.
On what he thought of Golovkin-Jacobs:
"Triple G, I thought he won the fight. It was a very good fight. Jacobs boxed very well, took some good shots =, he got up from a very, very good knockdown. I thought that Triple G won the fight but it was good for boxing. I think that maybe [Golovkin is] getting a little bit older, he was exposed a little bit, he might have trouble with the southpaw boxers which [Jacobs] came out a did.
"But, again, if he fights Canelo I'll pick him to win that fight because I think he's the stronger, better puncher in that fight. I hope that fight happens because I like good fights and I think that's a great fight."
On Golovkin potentially moving up in weight if he can't get land a fight with Canelo:
"Well I think that's a good choice because every fighter that dominates their era or their time in boxing has dominated different weight classes. I'm really surprised he hasn't moved up to fight for the [168lb] or [175lb] title already. I would like to see him in both of those fights. Very competitive fights, something I want to see.
On Golovkin possibly showing signs of age:
"Well, against bangers and stuff like this he can punch also and so forth. But then the boxer gave him a little bit of trouble. I mean that style I think was the difference, made me say maybe he's slowing down a little bit. But maybe it's just the boxing ability of the fighter he fought. So that remains to be seen.
"I mean I thought he could beat like [Andre] Ward at one time in my life. But now I might change my mind because Ward's a very good boxer and maybe would outbox him. So it's kind of changed my perspective on him a little bit."
On Jacobs skipping the second day weigh-in and looking noticeably bigger than Golovkin in the ring:
"Well the thing is legally they made the weight they were supposed to do. Nobody has to get on the scale going into the ring, it's not a rule. So the thing is [Jacobs] may have been a lot bigger, a lot heavier and so forth, but he took advantage of maybe a little flaw they have with the commissions. But the thing is that [Jacobs] being the bigger guy helped him quite a bit in that fight."