All of the action was stateside last weekend as we looked across the pond and saw a fragile GGG win against Jacobs. In Madison Square Garden, New York, USA, Gennady Golovkin got the win against Daniel Jacobs and took the WBA, WBC and IBF middleweight belts but this was an under par performance.
It could be he was having an off night, it could be that he is aging or it could be that he is not as goos as we think – or all 3! Jacobs n=managed a more than credible performance, building on the work that Kell Brook did and clearly learning from that. Is it possible that the division might just be combining together to take the crowns off the head of the Kazak superstar?
On the undercard Roman Gonzalez lost out to Srisaket Sor Rungvisai and lost the WBC super-flyweight title and his unbeaten streak. I backed Gonzalez, the world backed Gonzalez and it has been a sore one to lose for him but this has been a clear upset. Gonzalez would have gone 48-0 and is still one of the best – and mainly unheralded pound for pound fighters in the world. This has sent shock waves and the fact is, some do not agree with the verdict. It was a majority decision and it upset Gonzalez hugely. A rematch? Who knows but one thing is for sure – this was crowd pleasing fight that up until the final round saw both fighters trading punches and heart in the centre of the ring. The clash of heads that led to Gonzalez bleeding from the 3rd round onwards was not blamed but we all would love to see it happen again.
Over the last month there has been plenty of Scottish action which I shall be reviewing during the week ahead. It’s an exciting time for Scottish boxing and time it got its own focus – watch out for that soon.