WBA orders Golovkin-Jacobs fight

WBA orders Golovkin-Jacobs fight

 

By Joseph Correa

The World Boxing Association has officially ordered that Champion Gennady Golovkin face Interim title holder Daniel Jacobs next and that the two sides have 120 days to make it happen.

The teams have been given 30 days to negotiate the fight, and if the two sides cannot come to an agreement there will be a purse bid.

Golovkin (36-0, 33 KO), is coming off a fight with IBF welterweight Champion Kell Brook which to most observers he looked less than stellar in and showed some vulnerabilities. 

Jacobs (32-1, 29 KO), is coming off a one-sided stoppage victory over Sergio Mora whom he also fought in 2015. To most, the match-up between Jacobs and Mora was pointless and a potential match-up between Jacobs and Golovkin would be just what both need at this point in their careers.

It'll be interesting to see if the two can negotiate a fight and make it happen. WBO middleweight champion Billy Joe Saunders has come out of the woodworks looking for a fight with Golovkin. 

 

 

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