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Who Wins?

  1. Golovkin UD

    2.7%
  2. Golovkin KO/TKO

    94.5%
  3. Jacobs UD

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  4. Jacobs KO/TKO

    2.7%
  1. Muff

    Muff Well-Known Member

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    Looks like Jacobs is going to train in Oakland now with Hunter being a "big brother" of sorts in camp. They're looking desperate to find a way to gather a gameplan to fight GGG. While Hunter has been great with Ward, I don't see him as this oracle of a trainer. If Rozier's gameplan for Golovkin is pressure, Hunter is not the guy to go to for anything offensive.
     
  2. KERRIGAN

    KERRIGAN Well-Known Member

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    I'm surprised by the one sidedness of the polling, as clearly Jacobs has a puncher's chance.
     
  3. Pedrin1787

    Pedrin1787 Walkin tall, snapping necks n cashing checks

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    Everyone one is scared of that "Sergio Mora put me on my ass" chin.
     
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  4. Divi253

    Divi253 Well-Known Member

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    Punchers chance isn't enough to say you think he'll win though..
     
  5. Cableaddict

    Cableaddict New Member

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    I agree. This seems like an odd choice. IMO, Jacobs should be looking for someone to help him capitalize on his (significant) reach advantage, plus learn a few new offensive combinations. John David Jackson, for instance.

    Well, none of us really know what goes on behind the scenes, so...
    It sure does make the fight even more interesting, though.
     
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  6. Bogotazo

    Bogotazo King of the Beige
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    Why? He built a complete fighter from scratch who knows how to pressure and set up accurate shots.
     
  7. Muff

    Muff Well-Known Member

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    Who are you referring to?
     
  8. Bogotazo

    Bogotazo King of the Beige
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    Wait, are you talking about Barry or Virgil.
     
  9. Muff

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    Virgil.
     
  10. BoxingGenius27

    BoxingGenius27 New Member

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    Jacobs will KO Golovkin on March 18th

    Too much speed, power and movement. Many of you will be shocked. I've been telling you guys for years and you'll see come March 18th
     
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    bballchump11 Well-Known Member

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    Then I'm talking about Ward
     
  13. Cableaddict

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    Ward, since his punching technique is less-than-stellar, and he's not an outside fighter. Sure, he applies pressure like the Devil, and his punches are accurate, but that's not where Jacobs need improvement.

    Ward also has an average reach for the division, unlike Jacobs who has 73".

    Maybe Jacobs feels Hunter can teach him how to fight dirty on the inside, but IMO that's a very bad idea against Golovkin. - And especially when you have a 3" reach advantage to exploit.

    IMO what Jacobs needs more than anything else, is a more varied offensive arsenal. He needs the ability to attack Golovkin from any angle, including launching body shots from a distance, which is very difficult to do well. (And safely.) Developing a really killer pull-counter would also be a very good idea.

    The other thing Jacobs needs is better defensive foot movement. The ability to pull back & to the side, (yet still in good punch formation) like Floyd, could save his bacon in this fight. This is something Hunter probably WILL be good for. Maybe that's the whole idea with this change.
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    But, well, no:

    If Jacobs is thinking that better defense is the key to this fight, he's already lost.
    Again, to beat a fighter like Golovkin, you have to take the fight right to him. You can't let him think, you can't let him breathe, you can't let him dictate the action.
    You fight powerful aggression with powerful aggression. Otherwise it's just a matter of time ......
     
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  14. Bogotazo

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    Ward's punching technique is not average. And what's more important than his punching form is his punch selection, accuracy, and timing. Despite being an inside fighter Ward fights on the outside very well too.
     
  15. Cableaddict

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    It's certainly not world-class, either. He trades support for mobility.
     
  16. Bogotazo

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    He punches more correctly than the vast majority of champions. A frequent lack of commitment is a strategic choice.
     
  17. Pedrin1787

    Pedrin1787 Walkin tall, snapping necks n cashing checks

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    Finally a Jacobs fan\Gennady hater with some balls.

    :tyson
     
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  18. thehook13

    thehook13 ‪#‎Pray4Khan‬

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    Roman Gonzalez vs. Srisaket Sor Rungvisai set for ggg jacobs co-main

    Usyk on the card too. Epic
     
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  19. Dealt_with

    Dealt_with Well-Known Member

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    Do you mean stability?
     
  20. Dealt_with

    Dealt_with Well-Known Member

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    Jacobs has a good shot here.
     

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