One of the biggest fights of the year is a day away as Gennady "GGG" Golovkin will take on Daniel Jacobs in the Mecca of Boxing, Madison Square Garden in NY. His three previous decision victories were eight-round fights, with the last one coming in June 2008. The only loss Jacobs suffered came against Dmitri Pirog in 2010 via a fifth round knockout. Now, there might be another big-money possibility after Saturday night's close decision win: a rematch with Jacobs.
When the bell rings, and both fighters engage, Forbes sees the action as back and forth, with good exchanges and the best of both warriors. Brooks wasn't a true middleweight and if Jacobs hits the sweet spot early, things could get interesting.
"Of course I am ready to fight Canelo", he said.
He wants to show he's the best. There have been some criticisms about some of the opponents on his résumé, but it's certainly not anything to do with our side. However, he did lose something in the old ring inside boxing's sacred house, he lost that look of total invincibility that has protected him.
In the undercard, once again Roman "Chocolatito" Gonzalez (46-0, 38 KOs) puts his WBC World Super Flyweight belt on the line against Wisaksil Wangek (41-4, 38 KOs).
The Alvarez matchup, should the Mexican beat Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.in May, is where the big bucks are. He relentlessly attacked the cut over the right eye of Gonzalez, who clearly was hampered by the blood streaming down his face.
Much was made of Golovkin's frightening power heading into the contest, but, aside from a fourth-round knockdown, Jacobs seemed to deal with his opponent's punch potency well.
But the judges disagreed, with all three awarding the fight to Golovkin.
But Jacobs was unable to drop Golovkin despite his flurries, proving once again that Triple G cannot only throw it but take big punches in return.
The onus now shifts to Canelo's team and trying to make the match fans have been clamoring for.
Two judges scored it 115-112, with the third making it 114-113 in favour of Golovkin, who successfully retained his WBC, WBA, IBF and IBO middleweight crowns.
And the main event between middleweight king Gennady Golovkin and Danny Jacobs surprised absolutely everyone. "Daniel Jacobs is my favorite fighter - quality, very good fighter after I knocked him down". Jacobs' own 12-fight stoppage-streak was also snapped. Such unwavering confidence that Sanchez's man could lose weight, or step up a division, and maintain his knockout power was wrecked by Danny Jacobs on Saturday, who was still trying to edge the scorecards in the 12th round.