Danny Jacobs says he plans on surprising the fans in his fight against middleweight champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin on March 18 by showing all the boxing skills that he has in his game. Jacobs says that the fans usually only get a chance to see him show one part of his game with him scoring a lot of fast knockouts, but against Golovkin, he plans on revealing another part of his game that he’s left dormant by him boxing and not getting hit by the powerful Triple G.
Golovkin-Jacobs will be shown on HBO PPV at Madison Square Garden in New York. Golovkin is a big favorite to win, but the odds will likely creep closer as the fight draws nearer.
What keeps the boxing world from rallying around Jacobs as the guy that will win the fight is he’s not proven himself by beating high caliber opposition through much of his career. Jacobs has only fought two good opponents in his long pro career and that was Dmitri Pirog and Peter Quillin. The rest of the fighters Jacobs (32-1, 29 KOs) has faced have been weak opponents with little talent or punching power.
Jacobs said this to Fighthype.com about his fight against GGG:
“I think I’m going to surprise a lot of people because people are thinking it’s just going to be a knockout, or it’s going to be a fast fight,” said Jacobs. “But, you know, there’s more to me and more inside of me, and true grit, that I’ll be able to show. It’s an exciting time for me. I’m really fortunate to have this opportunity.”
Jacob is going to need to fight Golovkin if he wants to beat him. When Jacobs moves around a lot, he seems to get tired, and lose energy on his punches. He’s not going to be able to elude Golovkin by moving. Golovkin cuts off the ring too well, and he’ll be throwing with better power due to him being the one coming forward all the time.