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GGG outlasts Jacobs in a battle he needed to have

This just in, Gennady Gennadyevich Golovkin is human. Though he stayed unbeaten and improved to 37-0, GGG was unable to knock out Daniel Jacobs, instead, having to settle for a close unanimous decision, with two judges scoring it 115-112 and a third scoring it 114-113.

Jacobs proved that GGG can be challenged by a true middleweight contender. While GGG built his record and reputation by knocking out either fringe contenders or guys who had to come up in weight and couldn’t contend with his power, Jacobs was able to endure GGG’s power. He was knocked down once in the fourth round, but shook it off and wasn’t hurt by it at all. The extra point in that fourth round was a key difference so ultimately, GGG’s ability to floor opponents was what won him the fight and kept him champion. But the 23-knockout streak is over.

That doesn’t really matter, though. GGG beating Jacobs by a unanimous decision, even a close one, was more important than extending his knockout streak. GGG showed his ability to outbox an opponent rather than just out-slugging them with haymakers. GGG worked the jab and kept distance while Jacobs focused on power shots.

It is GGGs dream to unify the entire middleweight division and prove he’s the best by beating all of the other top fighters around. Seeing GGG win a fight like this was important. Of course, the knockout would have been impressive, but it showed how the man will handle himself when in a tough boxing match against a guy who is at the top of his game, capable of taking a hard punch and cutting off the ring while not backing down and throwing hard shots themselves.

Jacobs certainly proved himself as a top middleweight fights and should earn a rematch against GGG before too long, but with GGG looking to fight WBO middleweight champion Billie Joe Saunders before hopefully Canelo Alvarez, he was exactly what GGG needed to set himself up better for those coming clashes.

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You could say Corey was born to become a sports journalist. His father won a national championship coaching college soccer. His mother is a baseball fanatic who hasn't missed seeing an Orioles game since 1983 (literally, sometimes it's annoying). His great uncle was a big-time boxing promoter and his maternal grandfather was once a department head at the Baltimore Sun. Basically, sports and journalism run through his blood. He played just about every little league sports there was when he was a kid and was a multi-sport athlete in high school; even playing in the first-ever high school sanction Rugby game in the country. Eventually he retired from sports as an undefeated Maryland state Rugby champion as a high school senior. Perhaps lack of athletic talent has more to do with the retirement, but he will tell you that it more had to do with a great desire to jump right into media. Upon his graduation from University of Maryland, Baltimore County as a triple communications major, Corey started the So Much Sports network and has continued to grow his websites and continues to work to make them premier sports media outlets.

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