Hearn Can’t See GGG-Jacobs II Happening Yet
There’s a possibility that a win over Maciej Sulecki could secure Daniel Jacobs mandatory challenger status for the WBA Middleweight Title.
But as reported by Boxing Scene, Jacobs’ promoter, Eddie Hearn, says he’s uncertain that Jacobs will get the rematch with unified middleweight champ Gennady Golovkin that he dearly wants. Golovkin has a May 5 title defense against Vanes Martirosyan, which was originally going to be a rematch with Canelo Alvarez before Alvarez was suspended for failed drug tests.
Speculation is the anticipated GGG-Canelo II fight will be on Sept. 15 now, but there’s still a lot of uncertainty in that, even from Golovkin himself. But Hearn feels it will happen.
“I think [GGG] will fight Canelo next,” Hearn said before a press conference Thursday to promote Jacobs-Sulecki. “I think it’s too big of a fight for it not to happen next.”
Prior to his first fight with Alvarez, Golovkin faced Jacobs back in March 2017, which Golovkin won by a close unanimous decision. It was the first time as a pro that Golovkin had gone the distance, and the judges’ scores were 115-112, 115-112 and 114-113. Some felt Golovkin was unimpressive in that bout because he couldn’t knock out Jacobs.
“I’m just waiting patiently because I know my time is coming and I know I have a great team behind me to secure [the Golovkin rematch] in the near future,” Jacobs said. “My thing is just do my job as a fighter. I let my team take care of the business.”
Original Story: Boxing Scene