Middleweight monster Gennady Golovkin is excited for the challenge of Daniel Jacobs ahead of their WBC, WBA ‘Super’ and IBF World Title fight, live on BoxNation on March 18th.
The Kazakh aims to continue his streak of 23 straight knockouts, but Jacobs also carries serious power and will represent Golovkin’s biggest test of his career at Madison Square Garden in New York
Speaking at a media workout in Los Angeles, he said: “I’m very excited for Daniel, he has good boxing style, a very high boxing IQ and he has a lot of power. This is a very serious fight for me. This is my first fight of the year so I’m very excited!”
Jacobs has just one defeat, nearly seven years ago, and since recovering from cancer in 2011 the American has finished all 10 of his opponents inside the distance.
“After the loss to [Dmitry] Pirog, Daniel is a smarter, stronger, much better fighter. Daniel is stronger, his body looks big. This is the biggest chance of his career,” added Golovkin.
“He’s a couple inches taller than me, I’ve faced taller Middleweights but he has power and is a true Champion. My focus right now is on Daniel Jacobs - I understand this is a true fight.”
A megafight between ‘Triple G’ and Saul Alvarez has been touted for a while now, but negotiations have so far been unsuccessful. The delay frustrated Golovkin, who now turns his attentions towards Jacobs on March 18th.
“Whatever happens after this I’ll be concerned about after the fight with Daniel. Last year there was too much talking with Canelo, Saunders, Eubank and Froch - this game is more serious than that, Daniel he is ready. I think this year will be much better,” he added.