For a lot of boxing critics, tonight will answer a very important question for them. Is Gennady Golovkin for real? While some may hail him as the middleweight king, others question his past competition. Daniel Jacobs is a name that the critics can’t deny. However, is Golovkin going to win? Let’s take a look at some of our writers predictions.
“I believe Golovkin will win by late round stoppage. Jacobs will have success early with his boxing and movement. But eventually, GGG will put on the pressure and eventually stop Jacobs with his powerful combinations. GGG via TKO round 11” – Jules Philippe-Auguste
“Golovkin is a heavy favorite in this fight as almost nobody is giving Jacobs a chance. I blame that on Jacobs style. He has a style taylored made for Golovkin. I am predicting a knockout victory for Golovkin, not going past seven rounds. I believe that if Jacobs can stay in the fight and it goes past the seventh or eighth rounds, he will have a fighting chance to pull off an upset. That upset is looking more like a miracle but after all they call Jacobs the miracle man.” – Robert Alexander
“As impressive as Jacobs looked against Peter Quillin, that fight said more about Quillin and his lack of preparation that it said about Jacobs. Golovkin will be prepared, and Jacobs weaknesses (the ones we all know about) will be on display as Golovkin picks apart Jacobs on the way to a mid-rounds TKO win. Same old story and script for GGG, but this time against the most legitimate middleweight he has faced. If there are GGG doubters still left out there, there will be fewer after tonight.” -Ron Buckner
“After tonight, Golovkin will have not one, not two, but three world middleweight titles. Jacobs is a formidable opponent but Golovkin will cut off the ring should Jacobs attempt to stay on the outside and box. If he attempts to trade, Golovkin will end it sooner rather than later. I expect a Golovkin KO in 5.” -Lucas Biggers