IBF/IBO/WBA/WBC middleweight champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin is focused on the task at hand with his fight against WBA champion Daniel Jacobs on March 18, says his promoter Tom Loeffler. Golovkin is not thinking about other fights beyond his fight on HBO pay-per-view at Madison Square Garden in New York.
It’s a good thing that Golovkin is not thinking past this fight, because there’s a chance that he could lose if he’s distracted in any way for this fight. This is Jacobs’ Super Bowl. He’s never had a fight of this magnitude before during his career, and he might not ever get another chance like this again if he loses the fight.
Golovkin has two big fights on tap for 2017 and those are the Jacobs fight and the Saul Canelo Alvarez fight. There are rumors of negotiations for a third big fight against Chris Eubank Jr., but Loeffler says there’s no truth in that.
“No new negotiations are in progress with Eubank Jr,” Loeffler said to skysports.com.”Although we would be open to that fight, as we were last September when Eddie Hearn made the offer. “Gennady and [his trainer Abel Sanchez] are totally focused on Danny Jacobs, because if he doesn’t win that fight, all the plans for other fights go out of the window.”
This is going to be pure dynamite between Golovkin and Jacobs. Whoever comes out the winner, they’re going to need to take some big bombs in this fight to get across the finish line. Golovkin (36-0, 33 KOs) is viewed by a lot of boxing fans and writers as the fighter that will triumph in this fight due to his punch resistance. He’s seen a fighter who can take the better shot, but there are limits to what any fighter can take when it comes to a big punch. If Jacobs lands one of his shots cleanly, then even Golovkin may drop for the 10 count.
“They are the two best middleweights fighting against each other, and it is very rare in boxing to get the two best in their division to fight.,” said Loeffler.