Golovkin: Jacobs Is My Biggest Fight
While the boxing world waits with crossed fingers and skeptical minds for the Canelo Alvarez – Gennady Golovkin super fight to be made, GGG has finalized his next biggest fight. He will face Danny Jacobs in a middleweight unification fight on March 18 in Madison Square Garden.
Golovkin (36-0, 33 KOs) spoke to media after the fight was announced and said he is intrigued by the challenges that Jacobs presents.
“First of all, it’s big news for me, it’s very interesting,” GGG said. “I’m very excited because I have a fight again. I think it’s a very good fight, I hope. I think it’s a great fight for us. Daniel is the best challenger now. He’s an amazing fighter.”
Jacobs (32-1, 29 KOs) is thought by many to be the most formidable opponent that Golovkin has faced yet. The bout had been targeted for December of this year, but negotiations stalled, leading to the fight being pushed to March. Though he had wanted to stay active in 2016, Golovkin said that the March date gives him proper time to prepare to the best of his abilities.
“My emotion was I wanted a third fight, but the next step is for March,” he said. “I need just a little time for rest. I think it’s much better for us. More time for commercials, for a better deal and now we have a lot of time.”
Golovkin’s promoters remain in talks with Golden Boy Promotions over a September matchup with Canelo Alvarez. That is the fight that boxing fans want, and need, to see in 2017. But for now, GGG is content with taking out a fellow middleweight champion in Jacobs.
“Yes, of course. First Danny Jacobs, and next fight, I want bigger. Right now, Danny, he’s my biggest fight.”