Gennady ‘GGG’ Golovkin will be facing Daniel Jacobs in a middleweight title fight that will take place on March 18, 2017, in NYC’s Madison Square Garden and can be seen on HBO PPV. Check out betting odds for GGG vs Jacobs and how the oddsmakers see the fight.
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Gennady Golovkin is the (-800) betting favorite and Daniel Jacobs is the (+500) underdog.
- Golovkin win by KO (-350)
- Golovkin to win by Decision (+375)
- Jacobs to win by KO (+700)
- Jacobs to win by Decision (+1800)
- Draw (+2200)
Daniel Jacobs is a fan favorite and one of the “feel good” stories in boxing after beating cancer to not only survive, but to excel in the sport after doctors had told him his career was over. This has earned Jacobs the nickname “Miracle Man”.
Since returning to competition in 2012 after a 19 month layoff, he has accumulated 10 straight victories — all via stoppage. This includes a first round TKO of then undefeated Peter Quillin. So, there is no doubt that Jacobs can punch.
The question on the minds of most boxing fans is…”Can Jacobs stand up to the punching power of Golovkin?”. This is indeed a big question mark heading into this fight, considering the fact that GGG is a destroyer that has not been to decision since becoming champion. While Jacobs was stopped by Dimitry Pirog, and more recently was knocked down by Sergio Mora.
Being a native of Brooklyn, Jacobs will also have the benefit of fighting on home territory in Madison Square Garden. Although his opponent is no stranger to MSG, as this venue was the setting for his stoppage of another Brooklynite in Curtis Stevens. In fact, after his recent win over Kell Brook in England, playing the villain role and beating the local fighter is becoming somewhat of a trend for Golovkin.
All in all, this should be a competitive fight (while it lasts) and could end up being one of the more compelling bouts of 2017 if Jacobs can withstand the punches of Golovkin.