It all went down last night (Sat., Mar. 18, 2017) live on HBO Boxing pay-per-view (PPV) from inside Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York, as middleweight king and knockout specialist Gennady Golovkin put his undefeated record on the line opposite Daniel Jacobs. After a slow start that allowed Jacobs to jump out on the scorecards, GGG was able to score a knockdown in the fourth round and edge "Miracle Man" out over the course of 12 total rounds to the tune of a unanimous decision win. It wasn't the outcome we're used to seeing from the heavy-hitting Golovkin, but a competitive affair that sparked some discussion.
As always, the combat community provided quick reaction and response via social media, having the following to say on Twitter:
I'll give that to Jacobs— Max Holloway (@BlessedMMA) March 19, 2017
I had it GGG with the knock down. https://t.co/G3T56Glg6W— Will Brooks (@ILLxWillBrooks) March 19, 2017
Robbery is a stretch. It was a close fight that could have gone either way. https://t.co/iFH1ohcMhJ— Mike Jackson, Esq. (@TheTruthJackson) March 19, 2017
GGG is a real champ willing to rematch or fight whoever. Not out here ducking and dodging! #GGGJacobs— Derek Brunson (@DerekBrunson) March 19, 2017
Just caught the last 5 RDs of #GGGJacobs and that was a great fight. GGG has a sniper of a jab and Jacobs switichin stances worked well tn— Aljamain Sterling (@FunkMaster_UFC) March 19, 2017
I think Danny Jacob did a hell of a job. I take my hat off to a true champion. GGG won by small margin or Draw. Rematch is necessary.— Shane Mosley (@ShaneMosley_) March 19, 2017
I wanna see these guys go again. #greatfight #rematch— Gina Carano (@ginacarano) March 19, 2017
All these boxing Analysts on my time line ✋— Cody Garbrandt (@Cody_Nolove) March 19, 2017
This one has upset me! This is so bad for boxing #GGGJacobs— Anthony yarde (@mranthonyyarde) March 19, 2017
For comprehensive "Golovkin vs. Jacobs" quick results and round-by-round coverage of the bout click here.