[dramatic music]♪ ♪male announcer: The following
is a presentationof HBO Sports.– Hello, again.
I’m Jim Lampley. On September 16, HBO
Pay-Per-View will take you live to Las Vegas
for the long-awaited showdown between already-legendary
knockout artist Gennady Golovkin of Kazakhstan and consummate
boxer-puncher Canelo Alvarez of Mexico. It’s the most compelling
style matchup in boxing in several years. And to help get you ready
for it, we’re going to look back
at Triple G’s last appearance in the ring, March 18
in Madison Square Garden against Brooklyn-bred,
once-beaten cancer survivor Danny “Miracle Man” Jacobs. There was every reason to
believe that Jacobs would be the most difficult opponent
of Golovkin’s career, and when he developed a plan
to arrive in the ring outweighing Golovkin by as many
as a dozen pounds, it suddenly became apparent
that Golovkin’s 23-fight knockout streak
might be in jeopardy. Let’s go back to that night
in Madison Square Garden to hear how I called the fight
in company with Roy Jones and Max Kellerman.So if you’ve been watching
college basketball all dayand you just know turned on
the fight, welcome.Your timing is perfect.[bell dings]If somebody got knocked out
of your brackets, don’t worry.There will be another knockout
coming very soonin the estimate of most people
as they get ready to watchthis middleweight
championship fight.Round 1 begins.– Once again, Triple G
comes out very smartly.Not trying to go in
and just rush to see–not see what he has
in front of him.Trying to get close,
use that jab,find out what Danny Jacobs
has to offerbefore he takes any risk.all: Triple G! Triple G!– Crowd begins to chant.And you know the chant:
“Triple G.”– That tells you something
about the waythe fight world feels
about Triple G.This is Daniel Jacobs’
hometown.He was an amateur star here.He’s fought here for most
of his career.And they’re chanting
“Triple G.”– Charisma rules.– And so do knockouts,
and Triple G has lefta string of knockouts
since he firstappeared on American
television.– A big string of ’em.– Hard jab by Golovkin.They’ve traded jabs
a few times already.Golovkin threw one left hook
and a right handin the early going.
– Jacobs has–– Now Jacobs with a flurry.– Jacobs has real
punching power,especially early in fights,and when he hurt Peter Quillin,
“Kid Chocolate,”a fight that Quillin was
considered the favoritegoing in,
he jumped on Quillinand got him out
in the first round.– Which could be dangerous
if that happensin the first round here,
because you can’tleave yourself as open
when you attack Triple Glike he did when he attacked
Peter Quillin.All it takes is one shot
from Triple G.– Both fighters are relatively
cautious in the first round.Now Triple G begins
to step upand fire power shots.Right hand over the top misses.Jab landed a couple times.Jacobs just missed
with a right hand.Firing his jab down the pike.Left hook by Golovkin.Right hand on the shoulder.– A lot on the line
and two big punchers.They’re feeling each other out.– Neither man taking any big
chances in round number 1.They want to see what
each other want to do.– And Jacobs has
to be very carefulhow he backs straight back
like he just did,because he’s open
for a Triple G straight rightif he does that again.Good jab by Jacobs.
– Excellent jab.Long jab.Got a tiny reach advantage
against Golovkin.Needs to use it if he can.– Lift your hands up! – Break! No punches!
– Good body shot insideby Jacobs.– He also–Jacobs has to try
to keepTriple G in the center
of the ring.Don’t let Triple G
back him backand push him back
too frequently.– ‘Cause Triple G doesn’t just
follow his opponent around.He cuts off the ring.
– Like he’s doing right now.– Right, he slides to the spotwhere his opponent will be…
[loud tapping]Forcing a change in direction
of the opponent,making the ring smaller
and smaller untilhis opponent’s back is on
the ropes or in the corner.[bell dinging]
– Time!– Round 1 seems
relatively even.If there’s an edge,
it’s that footwork of Triple Gthat always makes the opponent
seem to be on the defensive.– Let’s see a little more
faith in– little more faith in the jab. Even if he touch up here,
it’s okay. Okay? Very, very good. Got that one out of the way. Do not be reaching for him,
but make sure that we get a little feint,
okay? You got rounds.
Just let him– let him walk into something. – Back to the right,
start touching him a little bit with the–yeah. Keep your hands up, though. Don’t play with your defense.
– Okay. – Take a little drink. I want that jab working
up and down. – Okay.
– And look– touch him a little bit
with the right hand downstairs. Roll out of it.
Touch and roll, all right? [whistle blowing]
Stay smart, son.– In round 1, Golovkin seemed
a little wary of Daniel Jacobs.Not as relaxed
as we’ve seen himagainst most of his opponents…
[bell dings]Coming into tonight.Again, Max Kellerman pointed
out before the fight,almost everybody in boxing
now regards Jacobsas the best opponent
yet to have beenin the ring with Golovkin.Harold gave the first round,
unofficially,to Daniel Jacobs.– You know, not much happened,
but Jacobs landeda few jabs; I can see that.– There you go!
– I think–– Golovkin doesn’t lose
many rounds.– I think Triple G is fighting
a very smart fight, Jim.He’s trying to wait
until he finds outwhat Daniel Jacobs has before
he exposes himself.– Jacobs in
a southpaw stance now,inviting Golovkin to throw
a straight right hand,which is the classic tactic
against a southpaw.– Nice!
Great left hand from Jacobs.Right down the pike.
– Whoa, break out of there. Don’t hold each other. Let go.
– Golovkin obligedwith the right hand that Jacobs
surely expected to see–– Break!– Still in the southpaw stance.– Take–
– His last fight againstKell Brook, guys,Golovkin was seen as vulnerableto a skillful boxer
at a certain level’cause he got hit a lot,
and the question going intothis fight is if
a blown-up welterweighthit him like that,
that’s one thing,but what happens if a big,
hits him like that?And the question is,
can Daniel Jacobsfight on that level
as a middleweight?– Well, can he hit him
like that?‘Cause we haven’t seen
anybody landa substantial punch yet,so that’s what
we’re looking to see.– Break it! Hey, hey!– In the second round
in London–– Don’t hit him in the back
when you tie up like that.– Kell Brook popped Golovkin’s
head up into the airwith a perfect uppercut.And surely, all future Golovkin
opponents were thinking,“Let me hit him
with that uppercut.See what happens.”– So far Daniel Jacobs has
neutralized Golovkinthrough a round and a half,more than we’ve seen
Triple G neutralizedby any fighter since he’s been
to the States.– Punch him
with that other hand! There you go! [shouting from crowd]– Golovkin, looking,
looking–again,wary of Jacobs.– Yup, usually his offense
is startingto get untracked by now.– There’s his jab.– There you go!
Keep walking!– Right hand over the top
by Golovkin.Partial contact, not full.– Followed by a counter
left hook by Jacobs.– Don’t let him low!
– Don’t let him low! Keep up! – I see a two off the step! One-two, one-two off the step!– Crowd is nervous, anxious,
expecting to see more action.– One-two, baby!
– Jacobs gets awayfrom a right hand.– That’s good footwork
by Jacobs.– Golovkin blocking the hook
with his gloves.Touches Jacobs’ body
with the right hand.First two rounds have been,
in effect,a war of nerves.– Likely won by Jacobs.
– Time!– Jacob–Daniel Jacobs
seated at ringside, son–or, Nathaniel, I should say.Daniel’s son,
seated at ringsidenext to his mom,girlfriend Natalie.– Stay a little bit
more rhythmic. – Okay.
– You don’t have to run, but just walk.
You’re walking him well. Aim that jab at his chest,
and then at his solar plexus. – Okay.
– All right? You’re missing the one up top,
and he’s aware of that. – Okay.
– He’s wary of the right hand, and it ain’t even hit him yet.
– Okay. – Now, let’s keep boxing smart–
– We winning? – With–we’re winning this fighting power with finesse. – Okay.
– All right? – Deep breath. [whistle blowing]– A small but interesting
contrast earlyafter the first two rounds.CompuBox numbers have Golovkinlanding 12 punches
to only 8 for Jacobs.Both fighters throwing
about 40 punches.Harold Lederman, unofficially,has given the first two rounds
to Daniel Jacobs,though CompuBox sees Golovkin
landing more punches.– I’ve seen Jacobs land
all the clean punches.There haven’t been many.You heard in Jacobs’ corner,
they’re happythat he’s fighting power
with finesse.The question is,
can he neutralizeGolovkin’s offense
over 12 rounds?And Triple G,
thus far in his career,has been impossible
to stink out.In other words, eventually,he makes the other guy
really fight.What happens when that happens?– Well, what we’re looking for
is what happenswhen someone lands the first
big, clean punch.That’s what we really want
to see.[crowd cheering]Like that.Wasn’t clean–
– Body shot by Daniel Jacobs.– Wasn’t clean, but it was
close to a big punch.– Golovkin knocking his head
back with a jab upstairs.Partial contact
with the right hand.In case you just joined us
for the main event,these two fighters have
a tough act to follow.The fight which preceded them
into the ringwas clearly the fight
of the year so far,a tremendous knock-down,
drag-out battlein which Román “Chocolatito”
González,after 46 consecutive wins,lost for the first timeto an unheralded
Thai challengernamed Srisaket Sor Rungvisai.– And though he climbed off
the deck in the first round,“Chocolatito” appeared to win
on our cards,but it was a tough fight,
and as you mentioned, Jim,number one pound-for-pound
in the worldnow as up for grabs as it’s
been in the last several years.– I disagree with that.– You mean you would still rank“Chocolatito” number one
pound-for-pound?– No, no, no, no, no,
no, no, no.– Lomachenko.
– Lomachenko is definitelynumber 1-B, and then
you got to stillgive number 1-A to Andre Warduntil him and, um, Kovalev
fight again.– Meantime, Triple G is–– Number–number 2.– Has got his hands
full tonightwith a fighter who’s been able
to neutralize him so far.– And he may be 2-B,
because you’ve also gotto put Terence Crawford
up there in that number 2,so he may be 2-A.– Well, we could get into
a deep discussion about that.But it’s better
to simply call this fight.– That was just my opinion.– Triple G’s jab a little more
untracked in this round.– Triple G starting to relax
a little bit more.Starting to fight more
in the kind of rhythmthat we’ve seen in the past.First two rounds were sort offaux-Triple G.
– Break!– Well, he was very cautious
against Lemieux,who’s a huge puncher,but he was winning
all the roundsbehind his jab
as he was cautious.Not sure that’s the case here,
and he justgot caught with a good hook.– A very good hook.– Well, he was winning all
the rounds against Lemieuxbecause he was letting
his hands goand fired 50 jabs
in the first round.He may not have thrown 50 hard
punches so far in the fight.– Break!
– Jacobs is taller,longer than Lemieux–
[bell dinging] – Time!
– Longer reach. Better boxer.Bigger.– Good round, you just got to be
more aware, okay? No free shots out there.
You got to be more aware. Ben. Water?
– Yeah. – Okay, here we go. Okay, listen now.
You landed the uppercut. Let’s get in little feints
going with the uppercut, and then land something,
but bring it all the way back, ’cause he’s countering,
all right? – Yes.
– All right. – Son…
– Yes, sir. – I want that jab working
up and down, close the defense
on that side. – Okay.
– And every once in a while, get a little bit closer,
hurt him to the body. He don’t like it downstairs. You hear me?– Here we see
Daniel Jacobs come–as Triple G landed a jab
coming inside,threw a right uppercut, but
Danny caught him on the insidewith a good, quick hook,
just more of a slap shotthan power because
they were so close,so he couldn’t turn
the shoulders on it,but it was a good shot,
right in the face,probably the cleanest head shot
we’ve seen to this point.– CompuBox numbers
through three rounds:Golovkin 34 out of 101,
Jacobs 26 out of 99.Golovkin given credit
by CompuBox for landing15 punches in that last round,
the third.Harold, how do you have it
through three?– Okay, Jim, I got it
2 rounds to 1,29-28 Danny Jacobs.Jim, I thought Danny Jacobs won
the first two rounds.At least he fought a little.I mean, Triple G really didn’t
start fightinguntil round 3;
I thought in round 3,he opened up, and he started
landing nice shots.But rounds 1 and 2,
I just thoughtDanny Jacobs outboxed him.2 rounds to 1, Danny Jacobs.– Hard right hand by Golovkin!Down goes Jacobs!First knockdown of the fight–
– Three…– Comes in round number 4.
– Four, five…– Everybody wondered
what would happen whenGolovkin unleashed his power.There’s one thing that happens.– Let’s see your gloves.
Okay. All right. Box!– So Golovkin has knocked
Jacobs down.Let’s see if he’ll cut loose.[crowd cheering]Starting to land
most of his shots now.These are hard jabs
right on the chin.– Beautiful jabs.– Uppercut lands for Golovkin.Chasing Jacobs into a corner.Hard right hand.Another jab.Golovkin boxing purposely
and fiercely.– Critical for Daniel Jacobs
to land somethingagainst Golovkin
to slow his roll right now.– But Golovkin being very smart
on this attack.He’s not running in wild
against Danny.He’s being very calculative
in the way he’s attacking.Using his punches smartly,
not just wading in there–– Now chanting
“Triple G” again.“Triple G! Triple G!”They want to see the damage.Good left hook
by Daniel Jacobs.Momentarily stops the flow.– This is beautiful maturity
by Triple G as well.He’s not just running in,
trying to finish the guybecause he’s knocked him down,
he realizes thatDanny is still dangerous,
so he’s still taking his time,being very smart on his attack.– Jacobs trying
to answer back now.Got his bearings.
Wants to land something hardto leave that impression
in Golovkin’s round–or mind–before the round is over,
but Golovkin islanding that jab powerfully
and fiercely over and over now.– Yeah, Danny needs to do
something to either counteror take that jab away or it’s
gonna cause him some problems,because if the jab
keeps landing,the right hand
is soon to follow.– Good jab from Daniel Jacobs
just now,and he landed a nice right hand
on Golovkin’s head before that.[loud tapping]– Left hook lands for Golovkin.Right hand as well.
Jacobs firing back!– Good right hand
from Daniel Jacobs.– Firing back, giving a good
account of himselfin coming back from the
knockdown early in the round.– Time!– But it was a one-sided round
for Golovkin,who landed three times
as many punches as Jacobsby CompuBox count
and knocked him down.– Don’t wait for him. That was totally unnecessary. Deep breath.
Regain control. – I want you back on that jab
walking him. It will come.
– Okay. – Relax. Relax.
It will come. Keep the stick on ’em. Touch him and soften him up.– Here’s the danger
of turning southpawagainst a guy like Golovkin:
he turns southpaw for a minute,the overhand right landed,
followed by anothershort right hand
that put him down.May have been more
off-balance than anything.It wasn’t a real big knockdown.Maybe more of a flash,but you see him
in the southpaw position.This shot was the one
that would have took himright down right away–
that was the big shot,then he went down from
the second one, so…– And here’s twin brother
Max Golovkin,reacting to the action.First celebration of the fight
for the Golovkin corner.Now we go to round number 5.– Two well-placed right hands
by Gennady Golovkin.– This is a huge round
for Jacobs.Because so far, what he showed
when he had some early successis that he could
neutralize Golovkin.Now that Triple G got untrackedand started to really
do damage,can Jacobs actually
fight with him?– Golovkin landing
the right hand again.– Yes.
– And a fierce body shot.– Break! Break. Break.
– Danny Jacobstrying to hold on.– And Golovkin doing
a really good jobof punching inside while
Danny’s trying to tie him up.He’s throwing
really good punches.– It is impossible
to stink Triple G outbecause unlike a lot
of pressure fighters,even including
a prime Mike Tyson,he knows how to open up
a defensive fighteron the inside
and land clean shots.– But I don’t think
Danny Jacobsis here trying to stink him up.He’s just looking
for the right opportunities.He’s not trying to stink
the fight up, that’s for sure.– I totally agree.
He’s trying to fight him.– Yes.Good body shot.
– Great body shot by Golovkin.– And why would Danny turn back
southpaw, I don’t know.That’s how he got knocked down.
That’s crazy.– Break. Break. Break.
– Like that, for example.If your arm is free,
you should punch.– Why would you turn southpaw
against him?That’s how you got
knocked down.– Jacobs complained to the ref,but Triple G’s arm was free.The ref hadn’t said, “Break,”
so Triple G kept punching.– You heard Andre Rozier
between roundssaying to Daniel Jacobs,
“That was totally unnecessary.”– Exactly.
– I thought that wasabout turning southpaw.
– I thought so too,and he’s right back out here
southpaw again.I don’t know.
– Where’s that double jab?– I don’t understand it.– He opens himself up
to Golovkin’s right hand,which is every bit as lethal
as the left.– Yeah.
– If not more lethal.– Hook to the body
and the straight right hand.– There you go!
– Okay, break! Back up.– Good body shot
by Danny Jacobs.Daniel Jacobs.– Golovkin can take
punishment well.– Of course he can.– It’s regarded as one
of his strengths.Jacobs fighting out
of that southpaw stance again.– Maybe he’s trying
to confuse Golovkin.– Maybe Golovkin
didn’t expect it.But he certainly knows
what to do against it.– Walk him! Walk him!
– Fire straight right hands.– 350 amateur fights, he knows
what to do against anything.– Good left hook by Jacobs.
Reaching for Golovkin.Another combination by Jacobs.
Good body shots.– Landed some good shots
in this round.– Yes.
– Very much so.30 seconds remaining
in the round.– He’s got to be careful
not to run into nothing.– Jacobs getting a little bit
more offensive,fighting out
of the southpaw stance.Now Golovkin puts the pressure
on again.– Step around him!
Walk a little! Walk a little! [loud tapping] – No punches!
Break, break, break. Back up. [bell dinging]
Time!– And another final flurryat the end by Golovkinas round 5 comes to a close.– All right? Okay. Okay, very good. – [speaking native language] [crowd chanting] He can score on you, son,
is when you stop. Didn’t we talk about this?
– Yes. – I want you to keep walking with that jab, touch him
to the body a little bit. He don’t like the body shots. But be smart.
– Okay. – Be smart.
We can win this round by round. And that’s what I want.
– Okay.– Here we see Triple G come
and counter the over–counter the jab
with the overhand right,right on the button, best punch
landed in that round.Daniel Jacobs was
backing up from it,so he kind of went
with the punch, it didn’t hurt,but that was a clean shot.Probably the best shot
that Triple G landedin that particular round.– Daniel Jacobs took that punch
pretty well.[bell dings]
CompuBox numbers so far:through round 6,
Golovkin landing–or, through round 5,
I should say–Golovkin landing 88 out of 228,
39%.Jacobs 51 of 159.– Let go of each other.
Don’t hold each other–– So Golovkin has taken over
the offensive flowfor the most part.Jacobs erupting sporadically.
– There you go!– Certainly hasn’t given up
by any meansas he fires a hard right hand.– There’s a mouse under Jacobs’
right eye…– And here’s
the footwork factor.Golovkin cutting off the ring.– More than likely that mouse–
– Triple G’s left eyeis also a little swollen.
– Yeah.More than likely
that mouse from Jacobscomes from when they get close,Triple G keeps
working his handsand Jacobs is just
letting his hands go.So Triple G is getting some
good shots on the insidewhen they do that.– That’s it!– Gonna open up Daniel Jacobs’
trainer, Andre Rozier,and listen to him
as he barks out instructionsto his fighter
during the round.Let’s see what happens.– Keep walking.
There you go! Don’t pull up! Don’t pull up. – Break! – Hands up, and stay smart. There you go,
just keep touching him.– Hard to say how much of that
Jacobs hears from Rozier.– He hears it all,
I can guarantee you, Jim.Good shot.
– Hard right hand by Jacobs.Golovkin doesn’t flinch.– At all.– Jacobs was winning his fightby a little bit against Pirog,the one loss,
when he got caughtwith a right hand
and knocked cold.But he’s a more mature,more experienced fighter now–– A better fighter.
– And a better fighter.And seems to be taking punches
better as well.– He’s got to quit relaxing
on the inside like he’s doing.That’s a very dangerous place
because Triple Gis deadly inside and outside.– Yes, a better puncher
than Pirog.– There you go! – Come on, Danny!– Jacobs, at least
ten pounds heavierthan Golovkin
in the ring tonight,firing hard shots,
and Golovkin treating himwith considerable caution
except at those momentswhen he steps forward
and attackswith combinations like that.Golovkin had focused on the jab
this round,so Jacobs has an edge
in power shotshere in round number 6.And lands another one
right there.– It was something like
shoe shining,but with more on it.
– This is a good-scoring roundfor Daniel Jacobs,
who may win it,as Gennady Golovkin has…
– Ten seconds to the bell!– Sort of put his weaponry
into the deep freezejust a little bit
in round number 6,and Daniel Jacobs showing
more confidence…– Time!
– Stepping up and firing away.We’re midway through the fight.– An important round
for Jacobs.Whether he won it or lost it.– Breathe. Control first.
Let’s go. – Good round?
– Good round. Listen to me, and I want you
to remember this. If you box him all night, you win every round.
– Okay. – Do not engage unnecessarily.
– Okay. – Just keep sticking him
up and down, and don’t wait for him.
– Rinse your mouth. Over here.
– Right here. Do you hear me? Don’t wait for him. Just keep walking, touch him
up and down with the jab, and fire that right hand across
when you see him waiting. This is swelling on him.
– Okay. – Take advantage of the moment.– Here you see an overhand
right from Danny Jacobsnow over the top
of Triple G’s jab.Kind of trading places,
and tried a good uppercut,but he missed it.Same punch Triple G caught him
with the round before,he caught Triple G with it
that round.– Power in round 6:
Jacobs 11 out of 25.[bell dings]
Golovkin 3 out of 10.So for whatever reason,
Gennady Golovkin did notrisk much in the sixth round,focusing on the jab,
and more or lessgiving the round, or so it
appeared, to Daniel Jacobs.Harold, how do you have it
halfway through?– Okay, Jim, I got it
three rounds apiece.But on points,
57-56 Gennady Golovkin.I agree with you about
that sixth round, Jim.I thought Danny Jacobs won it.I thought Danny Jacobs
won the first two rounds’cause Golovkin didn’t open up
until the third.So I’ve got it, you know,
all even in rounds,but Gennady Golovkin’s
up one pointbecause of that knockdown
in round number 4.57-56 Golovkin.– The threat of Jacobs’ power
is keepingTriple G just honest enoughto not give him the bum’s rush,and then Jacobs’ quicknessand combination punching
is scoring.– And we wondered about
the effectof Jacobs’ unofficial
– Or perhaps ten-pound-plusweight advantage in the ring.We may just have seen some
of that in the last round,as Golovkin was clearly
very conservativein a round in which Jacobs
was throwing power shots.– What happens to a fighter
like Golovkin, Jim,is that when you knock a guy
down early in a fight,it makes you feel like
you have to–you have no sense of urgency
because all you got to dois catch him again,
and down he’s gonna go.But you see Daniel Jacobs tookthat punch very good
right then.Why does he keep doing it out
of the left-hand position–stance, I don’t know, because
he keeps getting caughtrepeatedly with that same
overhand right,but he’s taking it better nowthan he took it earlier
in the fight.– Now Golovkin moves in on
the southpaw-standing Jacobsand looks for another right,
but it’s Daniel Jacobswho lands a right hand
over the top instead.– A right hook–
– Right hand for Golovkin.– A right hook out
of the southpaw position.– And now Golovkin lands
another right hand,driving Jacobs into the corner,and Jacobs fights his way
out of the corner.– And Jacobs is hitting
Triple G often and hard enoughthat Triple G is shaking “No”
after a couple of those shots,which in boxing is
the universal signal that,“Yeah, you got me.”– Break! Don’t measure him
with that glove, either.– We’ve never seen
Gennady Golovkinwin a decision,
though it happeneda few times early
in his career.– How about lose a decision?That’s never happened.– That has not happened.
That’s exactly right.– That was good defense
by Daniel Jacobs.– We’ve already seen one–
already seen one fighterwith an epic unbeaten careerlose for the first time
tonight.Certainly it’s not out
of the questionit could happen
to Golovkin too.– An even fight on Harold
Lederman’s scorecard right now.– With the exception
of the knockdown point.– Jacobs could be winning
this round.– He’s just got to be
very careful becauseTriple G can change anything
with just one shot.– Yeah, or he could–
– 12 seconds left in the round.Now Golovkin seems to–
– Oh, good shot–– To try to win it–
– Good shot.– Good shot by Jacobs.
– Yes.– Charlie Fitch says, “Don’t
hold him behind the head.”They both fire
in the closing seconds,and they fight after the bell![crowd cheering] – All right.
Okay? Okay. Okay, that was
a little better round. We cannot just let him
work by himself. We have to be initiating.
Okay. Here, Ben.
Ben. Ben! – Turn him, and short right
hand. You could win this,
easy as pie, son. – Okay.
– Don’t make mistakes! – Okay.
– Give me a deep breath. – You hear what he’s saying?
Stay focused, D. – Consistency is what wins this. We fight fire with finesse! – Control your breathing.
Breathe. – Deep breath. Control it.
Keep boxing his ass off. Attack his left cheek with
the jabs and the right hands. All right, let’s keep winning
round by round. – Round by round, all right?– Power punches
through round 8:and now that statistic
has reversed.In CompuBox, Jacobs now
leading Golovkin60 to 48 in the total number
of power punches landedthrough eight rounds–
or through seven rounds.And you heard a certain
sense of urgencyfrom Abel Sanchez,
a little bit more volumethan we’ve ever heard before
as Sanchezspoke to Golovkin
between rounds.all: Daniel! Daniel! Daniel!– And now the crowd is chanting
“Daniel! Daniel!”Golovkin with a good one-two.Golovkin with another
good one-two.– Got to be real careful–
– A series of right hands.Golovkin touching Jacobs up
along the ropes.Jacobs fights his way off.Back in the southpaw stance.Golovkin begins to focus
on the right hand again.Jacobs jabbing well
with the right hand.– The one advantage I can see
for Jacobs changing southpawis that it just gives Triple G
a different look.– A total different look.
– And so when he goes backright-handed, Triple G then has
to adjust to that again.– Right.
– He’s not seeingthe same thing the whole time.
– Very true.– Well, you got a clue when you
heard Andre Roziersay, “We fight fire
with finesse.”– Break!
– So, obviously the planis to try to outbox Golovkin
all the way.– I don’t like the switching
to southpaw too muchbecause of the fact
that he’s giving upso many overhand rights,and that’s one of Golovkin’s
best punches.But if he doesn’t hurt him,
then it works.– Right, it seems to be when
Triple G does his best work.– Exactly.– Golovkin attacking
a little more in this round.Tastes a few body shots
from Jacobs as a result.Good right hand by Jacobs.– Best combination of the night
for Jacobs.– Backing Golovkin up.One minute left
in round number 8.Another very competitive round.– It was the little room
in this building,The Theater
at Madison Square Garden,that Daniel Jacobs dominated
the New York Golden Gloves.Seemed to win every year.And he’s putting in
a very good showingagainst the middleweight
champion of the world tonight.This is a competitive fight.– Oh, good shot.
– Hard right hand by Golovkin.Jacobs took it perfectly.– Yup, took that very good.Very well, I should say.Good jab by Triple G.– Your old high school English
teacher listening in Pensacola?– [laughing]She might get mad
if I say that.[loud tapping]– Good for her.Ten seconds left
in the eighth round.Uppercut for Golovkin
partially blocked.Lands a one-two–
– Time!– One more combination to close
the show in the eighth round.Son, listen to me.
– We got that one? – That was close.
You made it close. – Yo, this round 9 coming.
– Stick to the game plan. I want you moving that jab
up and down. When he gets close to you,
fire a quick two. – Okay.
– And then step around him. You’re still in front of him. Give me that.
All right? Give me a deep breath.
This is– – We’re winning the fight.
– It’s close. – Yes, sir.
– It’s close. I’ma keep it real.
But you– you’re ahead right now.
– Okay.– Here you see Daniel Jacobs
throw onejab-hook, jab, excuse me, hook,and followed
by a right hand.Not many fighters can do that,
Jim, on the move.Jab, hook, jab, hook,
straight overhand right,that’s pretty good, then–
– Have to be a well-coordinatedathlete to do that.
– A beautiful overhand right,and that’s where
that extra 100–that 180 pounds that we’re
assuming comes into play,because if he was at 160
or 165,he would not have taken
that shot.[bell dings]– It was strategic
for Danny Jacobs–– Unusual territory
for Gennady Golovkinas we go to round 9.– It was strategic
for Daniel Jacobsto not weigh in this morning,and therefore not fightfor one of the sanctioning
body belts,because no one, in the end,
is gonna rememberwho won the belt; they’re gonna
remember who won the fight.– Yeah, the win is much more
important than just a belt.Good shot by both fighters.– So he made the 160-pound
limit fair and square,and then decided the advantage
of putting on extra weightwas more important
than fighting for some belt.– CompuBox numbers show–
– Break!– That Daniel Jacobs
has managed to limitGennady Golovkin’s output
and number of landed punchescompared to what
he’s done before.Last 12 fights,
Golovkin averaged28 out of 58 per round.Tonight, the average is 17
out of 46.Landing fewer,
throwing feweragainst bigger,
stronger Daniel Jacobs.– Yeah, if the idea is that
Triple G will catch him withsomething big that will signal
the beginning of the end…– Hard right hand by Jacobs.– It may be time
to forget about that,and start winning these roundsbehind more activity
for Triple G.– Yeah, Max, but the thing is,
is when you’re usedto surviving like that,
that’s been his–– Clean shot from Jacobs.
– Yeah.Lately, that’s been
what he’s been doing.He’s been landing
big shots on guysand getting them out of there,
so it’s not likelythat he’s looking to outpoint
or outbox nobody.He’s used to–
– But he’s usually winningall–most of the rounds.
– That’s not what I’m saying.What I’m saying is he’s still
used to seek and destroy.He’s not used to having to
outpoint and outbox nobody.– Break!
– He’s winning those roundsby seek and destroy, and that’s
all he knows right nowis seek and destroy.
– Well, the way he destroysis by moving those hands,and Jacobs is largely
neutralizing that.– Yes, he is.– In the 23-knockout streak
for Golovkin,Kassim Ouma, a few years back,made it into the 10th round.Golovkin ultimately
put him away.Martin Murray made it
to the 11th roundin Monte Carlo
a couple of years ago.Golovkin ultimately
put him away.Daniel Jacobs looks
more resilient tonightthan anybody has during
the 23-knockout streak.– Oh, good uppercut–
– Uppercut by Golovkin.Right hook by Jacobs!
– Good hook by Danny.– Left hook by Jacobs!Firing back and answering
everything Golovkin throws.– Another good hook by Jacobs.
– Really was.And–and Triple G
is not digging the bodyas frequently as we’ve seen
in previous fights either.– Doesn’t want
to drop his hands.– We’ve seen him score vicious
one-punch knockoutswith body shots.– Oh, good right uppercut.
– Right uppercut by Golovkin.Right hand by Golovkin.
He’s going to work.Showing a sense of urgency!
– Yeah.– And got a little hop out
of Jacobs’ right foot.– Oh, good jab!
– Backs him into a corner!– Good jab.
That might have hurt Daniel.– Momentarily got him
in trouble.Great jab. Golovkin.
– Ten seconds to go!– With a chance to do
something,but the round is gonna come
to a close![bell dinging]
– Time!– Jacobs gets out of trouble.– [laughing]– You’re making it hard.
You had that round, and you’re giving it back
by getting careless. I do not want you
pulling back and playing. – Okay. – I want that jab working
up and down. Stick to–right here, come on. – Spit.
– Come on. – You hurt him. He’s hurt–
– Rinse his– – Okay?
Here we go. You throw to that spot,
he’s not gonna slip it. He’s gonna catch it.
It’s got to be here. Okay?
I don’t care where it hits, just as long as
it hits something. Don’t miss over the top.
– Here you see Triple Gland a beautiful right uppercutright up under Danny Jacobs’
left handthat didn’t cause
no problems yet.But that started
what this led to.Here’s the best jab
of the night by Triple G.A hard power jab right there,
right down the middle.That shot seemed to have
bothered Danny Jacobsmore than any other
has tonight.[bell dings]
– Nine rounds in.We go to the tenth.– When Triple G
hurt Jacobs upstairs,in that last round,
he went to the body,and that opened up further
punishment upstairs.– Let’s see what Harold
Lederman thought about it.What’s your unofficial
scorecard say, Harold?– Okay, Jim, I’ve got it
5 rounds to 4.86-84 Gennady Golovkin.
– Oh, big shots.– Jim, I think that Gennady’s
winning, you know,by 2 points because of that
knockdown in round 4.In other words,
I’ve got him up one round,but he gets an extra pointfor the knockdown
in the fourth round.You know, Danny Jacobs had
some terrific rounds.I thought he won
round 6 clearly.I thought in round–
he won round 8 clearly.And he won the first
two rounds clearly,so I think this fight
is a close fight.5 rounds to 4,
Gennady Golovkin.– Watch the head!
– Jacobs landed some big hooks,both hands, moments ago.– Jacobs, through much of the
fight, has been more active.He’s more active right now.
– Yeah, he is.Moving his hands very good.
He’s just got to be carefulnot to get caught
with a big shot.– Golovkin seems to be falling
into the trapof trying to line Jacobs up
for one big shot.– And Jacobs is also pounding
Golovkin’s body well at times.– And as far as we can tell,the tactical ploy
of rehydrating Jacobsscientifically to get him to
a significantly higher weight,outweighing Golovkin
by ten pounds or more,appears to have worked.– And I’ve got to give Danny
credit.Danny does a good job of boxing
out of this southpaw stance.He’s landing right hooks, jabs,
straight left hands.He’s very surprising
out of the southpaw stance.Never saw that really–
oh, good right hand.Never saw that
out of him a lot.Good left hand.
– Golovkin is lookingwhile Jacobs is firing
in this particular round.– Good block–
– Right hand by Gennady.A left hook upstairs
by Jacobs.– And then, because Triple G
is headhunting,Jacobs is able to avoid
some of those big shots.– And Triple G has not gone
to the body much at allagainst Daniel Jacobs.– Jacobs can’t relax here,
though.He’s letting Triple G get
a little too close to him.– You would think that
as the clearly shorter man,Golovkin might want
to get insideand throw more body shots.– You’d think so, Jim,
but for some reason–well, it’s not “some reason,”
it’s becausethat’s what he’s used to doing.Most of the time he can
knock guys out with head shots,and he’s hurt Daniel
with a head shot earlier,he feels as though that he
always can pull offthat knockout
if he just gets close enough.– He hurt Brook
with body shots,but that was an entirely
different fight.– Yeah, I think he respects
Jacobs’ power upstairs.And that’s making him hesitant
to go downstairs.But that’s not the case–
– Jab by Golovkin.Here we go again.
Closing seconds of the round.Lands another one.
– Ten seconds to the bell.– Throughout most of–
– Oh, good hook by Danny.Another good hook by Danny!– Give and take
by both fighters.Good shots by Jacobs.
– Time!– That was a difficult
to score round.[crowd cheering]But Harold Lederman
gave it to Jacobs.– Give me that mouthpiece. Rinse him.
Give me that water. Give me that.
Rinse.– That narrows the margin
to a single pointon Lederman’s unofficial
scorecard.– I don’t want you
to be careless in round 11 and 12. You understand me?
– Stay focused.– And only 26 body shots landed
in the fight so farby Gennady Golovkin.We’ve seen some rounds
in the pastwhere he landed
that many body shots.Jacobs has landed more
body shots himself.Overall,
Golovkin landing more punches,but not by a wide margin.– Here you see Jacobs
coming forward with his jab,a right hand again over the top
of his jab,but it landed high on the neck,
behind the ear this time,and the knuckles of the glove
did not land,so it wasn’t really
a significant shot.– So a lot on the line now
as we goto the so-called
championship rounds,round 11 coming up.This is the round
in which Golovkin knocked outMartin Murray two years ago
in Monte Carlo.Once again,
23 consecutive knockouts.That streak very much
in jeopardy now,looking at the way Jacobs looks
and how he’s fought so far.– They can’t stay locked up,
’cause Triple G will dostuff like that on the inside.When he’s not set, Triple G’s
still trying to knock him out.He’s thinking,
“Lift my hands up and stop,”but Triple G is still
thinking offense,so he has to be
very careful here.– This would be
an incredible upsetif Jacobs could pull it off.And he’s in the 11th roundand Harold Lederman
has it as a 1-point fight.– Okay, break!
– The knockdown pointis the only difference
on Harold Lederman’s cardafter ten rounds.Body shot by Golovkin.
Another body shot by Golovkin.Maybe Abel Sanchez told him
between roundsthat that’s what
he needs to do.– Oh, good–
– Uppercut by Golovkin.– Oh, good hook by Danny.– Break!
No punches.– Triple G has fought and
beaten some solid fighters,and really beaten them up,
but this is a peaking fighter.A big, athletic, skillful…
– Don’t hold each other. Let go of each other
and box out of there.– Peaking fighter with a real
amateur pedigreewho’s overcome the odds in his
own life, as we’ve mentioned,beating cancer.Who prepared for this fight
meticulously.And is fighting
the fight of his life.I mean, neutralizing
Triple G’s offense early.Getting his off–
own offense going…– Break!
– After being knocked down.– Fight would certainly appear
to be up for grabsas Golovkin digs in
and tries to landsome power shots in the 11th.– Middleweight championship
of the world on the linein a packed
Madison Square Garden.– Good shots.
– And the local kid climbs offthe deck and does this?– Fantastic.
– Low blow.– Absolutely fantastic story.
– Keep the punches up.– Charlie Fitch has done
a great jobof refereeing the fight.
– Yes, he has.– We’ve barely said
a word about him.– Big left uppercut.
– Yes, it was.Big left uppercut.
– Jacobs.– Body shots by Jacobs.Golovkin shaking his head.– What that mean, Max?– Usually it means,
“I felt it.”– [laughing]
– Right.– Usually it means,
“Yeah, you got me.”– For those wondering
if the Kell Brook fightmeant that Triple G
was vulnerableto a skillful full-blown
middleweightwho could maybe take his punch,I think the answer is yes.[loud tapping] – Break!
– Mike Tyson came a cropperagainst Buster Douglas
because of his dominance,has been compared to Tyson–
– Oh, good hook![bell dinging]
– Time! Time!– Both fighters landed down
the stretch.Jacobs’ hook may have been
the best punch.– Guys,
according to Harold Ledermanand I think by our own eyes,the middleweight championship
of the worldlooks like it’s up for grabs
in the 12th round.Who wants it?– Harold gave the 11th round
to Daniel Jacobs.But now he’s had Jacobs
winning two in a row.– Be confident of the–
of your shots, but be better defensively, okay? Now–now better jabs. Better jabs,
and work into a shot, okay? Don’t be,
“We’re looking for one.” One, two, three, cover, counter.
– Yes. – Okay?– Sanchez is calm.– I’m still gonna ask you for
that shot over here, all right?– Here we see something
we’re not used to seeing.Exchange, hook by Danny,
hook by Golovkin,overhand right by Danny,
left hook by Danny.Three–three punches to one,and Golovkin did not win
the exchange.Something we never see often
here on HBO.– Very seldom.
12th round.Everything on the tablefor Gennady Golovkin
and Daniel Jacobs.– Okay, break!– Golovkin has been
a methodical fighter.Can he fight with passion
in this round?– Gennady Golovkin has had
23 knockouts in a row,but never
a 12th-round knockout.– Break!
– 32 knockoutsin 35 fights, unbeaten to this
point in his career.Daniel Jacobs was regarded
by most expertscoming in as the best opponent
yet for Golovkin.He’s almost certainly proven
beyond a shadow of a doubtthat that’s exactly
what he’s been.– He’s got to be really
careful here’cause Golovkin’s really
throwing some big shots–– And so is Daniel.
– Yes.But Golovkin is throwing ’em
when Daniel’s not ready,like right here.
– Break!– Good jab, good uppercut
by Golovkin.Jabbing Jacobs back again.Daniel starts to work.– The way Jacobs has taken
Triple G’s vaunted poweris very impressive tonight.– Forcing Golovkin to try
to box his way to a win…– Oh!
– In the 12th round.Those kind of punches
right there, on the breakwhen Danny’s not ready,
those are the punches–Daniel is not ready,
those are the punchesI’m talking about, Max, when he
gets him and he’s not set.– Jacobs comes right back.
– Yeah, but Jacobshas to keep his focus–
– Little left hook insideby Golovkin,
right hand by Jacobs.– Good shot by–
– Another little left hookinside by Golovkin.
– Oh!Jacobs pulling out
all the stops now.Stepping over to the side,
throwing the hook.Catching Triple G on the angle.– Oh, good right hand–wow.
– Great right hand downthe pike by Jacobs!
– Wow–oh, good shot by–– Urgency as Golovkin–
– Oh, big uppercut by Jacobs!– Uppercut by Jacobs!
Tremendous fight!Tremendous fight now.
– No punches, guys. No punches.– Down the stretch
of the 12th.– One of these big punches
produces a knockdown,it could seal the fight
one way or another.– Break!– Less than a minute to go!– Good right hand by Triple G.– Crowd in Madison Square
Garden quite amazedby what they’re seeing.all: Daniel! Daniel!
Daniel! Daniel! Daniel! Daniel! Daniel! [crowd cheering]– Jacobs’ eye beginning
to close on the left side,or so it appears.
– Last round,so it really doesn’t matter
at this point, Jim.– He needs to close the show
with a rally right here.– Yes, he does.
– “He” being?– Danny Jacobs–
well, both guys.– Without getting knocked down.– I think Golovkin’s ahead
in the round.– I agree.
– Not getting knocked down.– Good left hook by Jacobs.Needs another one like that.Right hand by Golovkin.
– Break! No punches.– Ten seconds to go!
– Ten seconds in the fight!– Who’s gonna land
the last shot?– Break! Break! [bell dinging]
That’s it. [crowd cheering] – Stand up!
I want you to stand up! – Really, really good.– For the first time in
Triple G’s professional career,the final bell soundedand the outcome is in doubt.– And Abel Sanchez
comes across the ringto hug Daniel Jacobs and share
a hug with Andre Rozier.Very classy on the part
of Abel Sanchez.– Very, very classy on the part
of Abel Sanchez.Very, very classy on the part
of his fighter.Very, very classy on the part
of Danny Jacobs and his camp.What a great fight.
We may as well go aheadand put this in the books
for number twobecause this would be
a great fight again already.– A lot of affection exchangedbetween the fighters
and the trainers hereafter a great fight
in Madison Square Garden.They had a tough act to follow
after “Chocolatito” González,and Srisaket Sor Rungvisai
produced the fight of the yearin the preliminary.Now let’s take a look
at what might bethe decisive point
in the fight,and that is the round 4
knockdown by Golovkin.Not one of the most thunderous
knockdowns of his careerbut enough to get
the extra point.– Not the most thunderous
knockdown,but we saw the same thing
kind of in the first fight,and look what happened.– Harold Lederman, what does
your final scorecard show?– Okay, Jim, I’ve got it 114-113
Gennady Golovkin.I just think he outfought him
in that round 12to win the fight.I mean, I thought it was
a very, very close fight.The 1-point difference
is that knockdown in round 4,just like you said,
and, you know,I think it could go
either way.I’ve got it six rounds apiece,
Jim,but in points 114-113
Gennady Golovkin.– And we will await
the official scoresfrom three judges.Harold, who are they,
and what do you think?– Okay, Jim, Max Deluca
from Tustin, California,excellent judge,
works all over the world,well-known judge
who works for the WBC.Don Trella doing a great job.Every time we see him,
he gets better.He’s from–
he’s from Connecticut.And Steve Weisfeld
from New Jersey.We know him well.
He worked for us.So three really good judges.I think we’ll get
a good decision.– Gennady Golovkin’s
23-knockout streakhas come to a close.Has his 35-fight unbeaten
professional careeralso seen its first defeat?In the preliminary fight
just preceding this,Román “Chocolatito” González,
ranked the number onepound-for-pound fighter
in the worldby most credible
ranking services,lost for the first time.He’s now 46 and 1.Is Golovkin 35 and 1?Or is he 36 and 0?– [laughs]– Michael Buffer’s ready now
with the decision.Let’s go to him.
[bell dinging]– Ladies and gentlemen,
here at the mecca of boxing,Madison Square Garden,
New York City,we go to the scorecards.A round of applause
for both fightersin this middleweight contest.[cheers and applause]Don Trella and Steve Weisfeldhave it 115-112.Max DeLuca scores it 114 to 113to the winner by
unanimous decision…still undefeated and stillthe universally recognizedmiddleweight champion
of the world,Gennady Gennadyevich Golovkin,AKA…Triple…G![cheering]– Well, a smiling
Gennady Golovkin escapeswith another victory
and holds onto his middleweight supremacyand his unbeaten
professional record,but faced the biggest scare
of his careerand the most difficult fight
of his professional careerin a route-going performance
against Daniel Jacobs.Two judges scored the fight
7 rounds for Golovkin and 5 for Jacobs. The third had it
6 rounds apiece, but the knockdown point made it a unanimous decision
for Golovkin. Some observers felt Jacobs
had done enough to score the upset,
but overall, fans and media mostly agreed
with the decision. There was no controversy. So Golovkin’s unbeaten
professional records remains intact,
but the knockout streak has ended as he goes forward
towards his next assignment, one of the most anticipated
fights in boxing in years, the pay-per-view showdown
in Las Vegas between Triple G,
Gennady Golovkin, and Canelo Alvarez of Mexico. If ever a fight predicted
a head-to-head firefight, this is it;
you don’t want to miss it.[dramatic music]♪ ♪