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Golovkin vs. Jacobs fight purses: GGG banks $2.5 million, ‘Miracle Man’ nabs $1.75 million

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Gennady Golovkin will put his undefeated record on the line tomorrow night (Sat., Mar. 18, 2017) live on HBO Boxing pay-per-view (PPV) from inside Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York, when he takes on human comeback story Daniel Jacobs. It is easily one of the biggest matchups of 2017 and yet another opportunity for Golovkin to put his knockout power to use.

As arguably the pound-for-pound best boxer on the planet, GGG does not come cheap. According to RingTV’s Mitch Abramson (h/t Bloody Elbow), the 34-year-old champion stands to make a $2.5 million fight purse to put his WBA (Super), WBC, IBF, and IBO middleweight titles on the line opposite Jacobs, who will bank a lesser, yet still satisfying, $1.75 million purse. That surpasses Jacobs’ previous career-high of $1.5 million.

Keep in mind, those numbers don’t include any sort of PPV earnings or sponsorship money that GGG and “Miracle Man” will pull in. Saturday’s main event scrap will be Golovkin’s second appearance on HBO PPV, while Jacobs will enjoy his first ever PPV headliner.

MMAmania will deliver LIVE coverage of "Golovkin vs. Jacobs," starting with the HBO pay-per-view (PPV) broadcast starting at 9 p.m. ET. You can watch a live stream of the undercard here starting at 7 p.m. ET.

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