The Associated PressNEW YORK (AP) — Genady Golovkin outlasted Danny Jacobs in an exhausting 12-round defense of his middleweight titles Saturday night.
Both fighters are knockout artists, yet this one went the distance — the first time the fighter known as GGG (Triple-G) has not had a KO in 24 fights, and his first time going 12 rounds. The Kazakh won 115-112 on two judges cards and 114-113 on the other.
The AP had it 114-113 for Golovkin.
In the toughest fight of his stellar career, Golovkin often was stymied by Jacobs changing to a left-handed style. But a series of hard rights throughout the bout were enough — barely to bring his record to 37-0.