Golovkin/Jacobs March 18th @ MSG HBO PPV

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Who Wins?

  1. Golovkin UD

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  2. Golovkin KO/TKO

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  3. Jacobs UD

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  4. Jacobs KO/TKO

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  1. Mexi-Box

    Mexi-Box Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, I think Usyk will win for sure. I'd be holding my breath throughout, though. Kudryashov has some vicious power.
     
  2. paloalto00

    paloalto00 Well-Known Member

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    In picking ggg, but won't be surprised if Jacobs pulls it off
     
  3. JamieC

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    I wouldn't be surprised to see Kudryashov beat anybody at 200 or under, the guy is the biggest puncher in the sport.
     
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    I'll say Golovkin by KO in under 7. I would say earlier but I think Golovkin will fight like he did against Lemieux since Jacobs also has a big punch. Maybe jacobs will have one of those freak Khan-Maidana moments where the shakey chin somehow holds up against the barrage but I doubt it.
     
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  6. Bogotazo

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    http://www.ringtv.com/478479-danny-jacobs-camp-former-soviet-union-feel/

    Danny Jacobs’ training camp will have a decidedly Eastern Bloc feel to it.

    As he prepares to face middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin on March 18 at Madison Square Garden on HBO PPV, Jacobs has assembled a series of sparring partners that have at least one thing in common with Golovkin: They all have roots in the former Soviet Union.

    For his nearly 10-week training camp, Jacobs will be sparring with world-ranked middleweight contenders Sergiy Derevyanchenko (9-0, 7 knockouts), Ievgen Khytrov (14-0, 12 KOs) and Avtandil Khurtsidze (32-2-2, 21 KOs).

    Derevyanchenko is a former Ukrainian amateur standout who competed at the 2008 Olympics and won bronze at the 2007 World Championships. Khytrov, who is also a native of Ukraine, struck gold at the 2011 World Championships and was a 2012 Olympian. Khurtsidze is from the former Soviet republic of Georgia and upset Antoine Douglas in March with a 10th-round stoppage. And of course, Golovkin is from Kazakhstan and has zapped 23 straight opponents.

    “We think they can emulate Golovkin’s style better than anybody out there,” Keith Connolly, who advises all three, as well as Jacobs, told RingTV.com on Wednesday. “They’re from the (former) Russian system and they’re all top middleweights. Besides Danny and GGG, I don’t think there’s anyone out there even in the Top 10 who can really compete with those guys. The fact that they’re from (the former) Russian amateur program, a lot of these guys have the same type of style and I think just psychologically, it will be good for Danny to be in with them.”

    Jacobs has sparred with all three before, since they all live in Brooklyn. “But not at the level they’re going to be sparring with him this time,” Connolly said. “They’re going to be away with Danny for an extended period of time; we’re going to ask them to try to emulate GGG’s style, as far as cutting off the ring and throwing that left hook to the body that GGG throws when he has his opponent on the ropes. So I think it will be on a much more intense level.”

    Khytrov has a significant fight against Immanuwel Aleem (16-0-1, 9 KOs) on Jan. 14 on the undercard of James DeGale-Badou Jack at Barclays Center. He will take a few weeks off after the fight and join Jacobs in camp. Derevyanchenko is also expected to return in the first quarter of 2017, and Khurtsidze is jockeying for a title shot against WBO champion Billy Joe Saunders. They are all involved with the New York-based promoter Lou DiBella.
     
  7. Mexi-Box

    Mexi-Box Well-Known Member

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    About the same sparring partners that Lemieux used.
     
  8. bballchump11

    bballchump11 Well-Known Member

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    Nice, war Jacobs
     
  9. Muff

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    Except that those guys don't really fight like Golovkin. Just because they're from the same "region" doesn't mean shit. Might sound good on paper, but Lemieux had those same guys and it didn't do anything. Obviously David isn't Jacobs, but Danny, to me, isn't the greatest boxer either. Whatever he thinks will help him though.
     
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    bballchump11 Well-Known Member

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    That's true, but they're still good boxers in their own right. I guess it is pointless since Lemiuex didn't benefit from it that much
     
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    Yeah I can't blame him and his team getting them for sparring since they are good guys to have in any camp. Just comical that they believe they can somehow emulate GGG's style when they haven't shown it in their own fights. The left hook to the body was the part I found funniest. They throw their liver shots completely different than Golovkin. Not even sure if they've dropped or stopped anybody with that particular shot.
     
  12. Lampley

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    I've never really believed you can find some magical sparring partner to perfectly emulate someone's style. It seems beneficial to have quality people and for the fighter himself to gain confidence, but at world class level I just don't think there's an ideal match.

    The one intriguing aspect of this fight for me is that Jacobs has a three-inch reach advantage. GGG is listed as having equal reach to Lemieux, but he fought much taller. If he respects Jacobs' power and chooses to box, at least Jacobs should be able to find him more easily and we end up with a quality main event.

    Still GGG via KO, however. I don't think Jacobs can stand up to his power.
     
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  13. thehook13

    thehook13 ‪#‎Pray4Khan‬

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    Jacobs not fucking around at all with those guys.

    :franklin
     
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    Good points, all.
     
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    They are all good world level boxers, all like to apply pressure and all can punch a bit. The thinking behind it is probably to hope they rough Jacobs up a fair bit so hes not gonna be in suoer shock as soon as he feels GGGs power.

    They should all get him thinking and the might want to see how he handles fighter who can push him back, even hurt him but can box as well.

    None are going to emulate Golovkin but they will already have known that. Theyll be hoping to work out a gameplan by looking at how he handles those fighters in sparring.
     
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    Whatever gameplan they're planning on will be out the window once GGG lands a solid jab. They might be labeled punchers in their own right, but they definitely don't have the hammer jab Golovkin has. I wouldn't be surprised if we learn sometime later on that Jacobs got dropped in this camp or was beat up pretty good.
     
  17. bballchump11

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    Jacob's game plan will be to pressure GGG according to his trainer. I'll post the video when I get to a computer. The interview was conducted by 78SportsTV
     
  18. Pedrin1787

    Pedrin1787 Jefe de Jefes

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    He doesn't have the chin to do that.
     
  19. bballchump11

    bballchump11 Well-Known Member

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    I agree. I'm oversimplifying their strategy though, so it'll be smart pressure with him mixing it up. You can hear it here.

     
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