IBF middleweight champion Daniel Jacobs(35-2, 29 KOs) was very close to giving former unified middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin his first loss back in 2017. Jacobs gave Golovkin all he could handle on that night at MSG, but in the end, Golovkin would win by unanimous decision. The fight ended Golovkin’s 23-fight knockout streak, and it showed that Jacobs was one of the best at 160.
After his fight with Jacobs, Golovkin would go on to fight Canelo Alvarez(51-1-2, 35 KOs) and that fight ended in a controversial draw. The two would have a rematch a year later, and Alvarez would win by majority decision.
Now, Jacobs will battle Alvarez on May 4 in Las Vegas. Alvarez knows Jacobs won’t be easy, and according to Alvarez, he believes Jacobs should have gotten the decision against Golovkin.
“Yes, I mean, the fight was close. Could have been to anyone,” Alvarez said on a conference call on Tuesday. “For me personally, boxing is an appreciation. For me, Jacobs won the fight.”
Jacobs and Alvarez are two of the best middleweights in the sport, and some believe that their bout could end in a controversial decision, but no matter what happens, we should get a competitive fight on May 4.