The deal has finally been made Triple G announced today via his Twitter account. The fight between Gennady Golovkin (36-0 33 KOs) and Daniel Jacobs (32-1 29 KOs) will take place in New York City at the famed Madison Square Garden on March 18th. HBO PPV will broadcast the fight. Expect a high price to watch this one. In reality, this fight should be on regular HBO but Jacobs demanded too much money for an HBO budget so it was forced to go to PPV in order to attempt to bring in more revenue.
Negotiations between both fighter’s camps has dragged on for months and only now kicked in to high gear when the WBA announced that a purse bid would take place Monday if no deal was reached. The winner of said bid would be able to promote the fight with Triple G, the champion, getting 75% of the winning amount. Jacobs wanted to avoid this scenario because he thinks he deserves a higher split.
Jacobs holds a secondary title in the WBA middleweight division called a “regular” title while Triple G is the “super” champion. The WBA ordered the fight to eliminate the regular title and have only one champion.
The winner will undoubtedly be the number one middleweight in the world. This will be the toughest test to date for Triple G who holds the WBA, WBO, and WBC championship belts.