Gennady Golovkin vs Daniel Jacobs: 3 keys to the fight

Posted March 17, 2017

It took Canelo 6 rounds to knockout Amir Khan, the same fighter that was knocked out in 1 round by lightweight Bredis Prescott in 2008 and in 4 rounds by Danny Garcia in 2012. As I always say, we'll see what happens this Saturday night so make sure you got enough popcorn and sodas and tune in to HBO pay per view so you don't miss this one.

Golovkin's trainer Abel Sanchez is also well aware that his man can not go into the fight underestimating 30-year-old Jacobs, who has the ability to put any opponent in his weight class to sleep.

His fitness as a fighter helped get Jacobs through the grueling radiation treatments that followed a six-hour surgery. As you have Gennady "GGG" Golovkin who is the number one middleweight champion of the world coming into this one with the most impressive ring record that you can possess 36-0 with 33 coming by way of knockout. He hits very hard and I feel it at night when I go to bed.

"As a person, anytime you are dealing with a life threatening disease and your life is in jeopardy, it just changes your perspective on how you think about life", Jacobs said.

Since then, he has only gotten better, returning with a first-round KO over Josh Lutheran in 2012 and now on a 10-fight win streak since his return.

"I think he's going to be the first guy who is above and beyond ready", Sanchez said.

But before the fight, the fighters have to weigh-in to make the fight official. Jacobs is straight out of the Brownsville section of Brooklyn, New York and they call him "The Miracle Man" because of his victory outside the ring in his battle with cancer back in 2010 when he had to stop fighting for two years.

Sanchez told yours truly years ago, long before Golovkin was known, that he was training a fighter who was going to be the next superstar.

In order to pull the upset on Saturday, Jacobs will need to rely on his physical strengths as much as his mental ones, shedding the underdog label he has been handed.

"I am taking this whole experience in".

Golovkin's last fight was his dispatching of Kell Brook at the O2 Arena in London back in September 2016, and GGG believes that after two years of negotiations with Alvarez, September 2017 is the time for the much anticipated fight.

"When I pitched him to HBO and to Showtime, here was an undefeated middleweight champion willing to fight anyone, doesn't want the money but wants the television exposure", Loeffler told Forbes. He's more of a combination puncher or a flashy puncher.