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Gennady Golovkin goes the distance for first time, edges Danny Jacobs at MSG

Gennady Golovkin unified the middleweight titles, but the victory over Danny Jacobs was in doubt until his hand was raised at the end. Golovkin and Jacobs, both known as knockout artists, battled for the full 12 rounds into Sunday morning at Madison Square Garden, with Golovkin winning 115-112 on two judges' cards and 114-113 on the other. It was the first time Golovkin had failed...
Via FOX Sports
5 days ago

Iqbal takes Bangladesh close to historic win vs. Sri Lanka

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) Tamim Iqbal scored 82 and shared a century partnership with Shabbir Rahman to take Bangladesh to the brink of a historic win in their 100th test match, also their first ever victory against Sri Lanka. Needing 191 to win, Bangladesh reached tea on the final day Sunday at 156 for four with a whole session to play. Iqbal and Rahman stalled a potential collapse...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

GGG has options, options, options

NEW YORK (AP) — Options, options and more options. All the talk if Gennady Golovkin successfully defended his middleweight titles against Danny Jacobs was centered on GGG finally getting in the ring with Canelo Alvarez. Now, there might be another big-money possibility after Saturday night’s close decision win: a rematch with Jacobs. Actually, Golovkin most likely will next fight...
Via MyNorthwest.com
5 days ago

Danny Jacobs brought it, but Gennady Golovkin too much in the end

Danny Jacobs thought he fought the perfect fight; thought he had done all he needed to do to upset Gennady Golovkin and capture the middleweight championship before 19,939 at Madison Square Garden on Saturday night. But when the scorecards were read the anticipation of victory was shattered by a stunning defeat. After 12 hard-fought rounds,...
Via New York Post
5 days ago

Gennady Golovkin edges Daniel Jacobs via unpopular decision to retain middleweight titles

Triple G inches closer to Bernard Hopkins' record of title defenses.                

Gennady Golovkin Successfully Defends Titles Vs. Danny Jacobs In Close Fight

It certainly wasn’t easy, but Gennady Golovkin will take it. The middleweight champion successfully defended his belts against Danny Jacobs Saturday night via unanimous decision. But the 115-112, 115-112 and 114-113 scores mean it was a close one at Madison Square Garden. GGG now is 37-0, while Jacobs is 32-2. As for the undercard, Srisaket Sor Rungvisai stunned the previously...
Via NESN.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

The Latest: Golovkin wins close decision over Danny Jacobs

NEW YORK (AP) The Latest on the Danny Jacobs-Gennady Golovkin fight early Sunday morning. (all times local): 12:54 a.m. Genady Golovkin outlasted Danny Jacobs in an exhausting 12-round defense of his middleweight titles Saturday night. Both fighters are knockout artists, yet this one went the distance - the first time GGG has not had a KO in 24 fights, and his first time going...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

GGG tops Daniel Jacobs in hardest fight of his career

Daniel Jacobs gave Gennady Golovkin the fight of his life, and may even have deserved to win. But on Saturday night on HBO Pay-Per-View, Golovkin escaped with the close decision in a tense, tactical contest.Jacobs, a big, fast middleweight with a technical pedigree who has overcome worse than Golovkin — that is, cancer — gave Golovkin fits. This writer scored it 114-113 for...
Via The Queensbury Rules
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Gennady Golovkin unifies middleweight title with close unanimous decision over Danny Jacobs

NEW YORK (AP) Gennady Golovkin unifies middleweight title with close unanimous decision over Danny Jacobs.
Via AP on Fox
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The Latest: Jacobs and GGG close after 10

NEW YORK (AP) The Latest on the Danny Jacobs-Gennady Golovkin fight early Sunday morning. (all times local): 12:45 a.m. Gennady Golovkin started to land heavier comobos in the later rounds, with an apparent lead over fellow middleweight champion Danny Jacobs. Despite fighting in Jacobs hometown, the fans - many waving the flag of Kazakhstan - cheered ''GGG'' as he got more aggressive...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

The Latest: Jacobs keeps "GGG" off balance changing hands

NEW YORK (AP) The Latest on the Danny Jacobs-Gennady Golovkin fight early Sunday morning. (all times local): 12:28 a.m. Danny Jacobs switched back-and-forth from his natural right-handed stance to left-handed throughout his middleweight unification fight with Gennady Golovkin, keeping ''GGG'' off balance and the fight close. An action-packed fifth round featured Golovkin landing...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

The Latest: Golovkin knocks down Jacobs in fourth round

NEW YORK (AP) The Latest on the Danny Jacobs-Gennady Golovkin fight Saturday night. (all times local): 12:17 After a slow start, Gennady Golovkin showed his power in the fourth by knocking down Danny Jacobs. The AP scored the first and second round for Jacobs, but the knockout put Golovkin ahead on the unofficial scorecard, 38-37. Jacobs switched to a left-handed stance for...
Via AP on Fox
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The Latest: Golovkin and Jacobs start slow, split 1st rounds

NEW YORK (AP) The Latest on the Danny Jacobs-Gennady Golovkin fight Saturday night. (all times local): 12:09 Two action fighters started slow in the middleweight title unification bout between Gennady Golovkin and Danny Jacobs. Both boxers were cautious, but Jacobs did the most in the first round. AP scored the first 10-9 for Jacobs and the second 10-9 for Golovkin. Jacobs...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Srisaket Sor Rungvisai Controversially, Bloodily Edges Boxing King Roman Gonzalez

It was a super-close, ultra-competitive, gory spectacle between Srisaket Sor Rungvisai and pound-for-pound #1 Roman Gonzalez, but in the end Saturday night, probably the wrong guy won, as Rungvisai took Gonzalez’s undefeated record by decision. The scorecards going to Rungvisai tarnished what was an extraordinarily awesome battle, one of the bloodiest fights you’ll ever see....
Via The Queensbury Rules
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Results: Amir Mansour defeats Travis Kaufmann via majority decision

In a 12-round heavyweight war that lived up to the hype, Amir Mansour (23-2-1, 16 KOs) was able to take a majority decision (114-114, 117-111, 115-113) over Travis Kauffman (31-2, 23 KOs) in the main event of Premier Boxing Champions: The Next Round on Bounce from Santander Arena in Reading, PA. In round two, Kauffman buckled Mansour with a hard right on the inside. The two fighters...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
6 days ago

Rahman, Shakib give Bangladesh hope of 1st win vs Sri Lanka

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) Left-arm fast bowler Mustafizur Rahman and allrounder Shakib Al Hasan took three wickets each on Saturday to raise Bangladesh's hopes of winning its 100th test match and clinching its first-ever test victory against Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka closed day four on 268-8 with a second-innings lead of 139 runs. Two early wickets on the final day will give Bangladesh...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Rahman, Shakib put Bangladesh in command vs. Sri Lanka

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) Left-arm fast bowler Mustafizur Rahman and allrounder Shakib Al Hasan ripped through Sri Lanka's second innings to put Bangladesh in a dominant position on the fourth day of the second cricket test on Saturday. Sri Lanka reached tea at 199-6 in its second innings for a 70-run lead after starting the afternoon session on a comfortable 137-1. But an aggressive...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Karunaratne 50 helps Sri Lanka take lead against Bangladesh

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) Dimuth Karunaratne's half-century helped Sri Lanka comfortably erase a 129-run first innings deficit and reach 137-1 at lunch on the fourth day of the second cricket test against Bangladesh on Saturday. Sri Lanka started the day 54-0, still trailing Bangladesh by 75, but ended the first session leading by eight runs with nine wickets in hand. Offspinner...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Knockout artists: Golovkin, Jacobs vie for middleweight belt

NEW YORK (AP) Some believe Saturday night's middleweight unification bout will go the distance. Not many, though. The odds of Gennady Golovkin and Danny Jacobs both standing after 12 rounds aren't good. Golovkin has won 33 of his 36 fights by knockout, including the last 23, dating to 2008. Yep, nearly nine years. The Kazakh owns the WBC, IBF and IBO middleweight crowns. WBA...
Via AP on Fox
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Gennady Golovkin faces toughest test in Daniel Jacobs

With everything he's been through, one has to wonder what a victory over middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin would mean to Daniel Jacobs when they tangle Saturday at Madison Square Garden in New York City (on HBO pay-per-view). "Simply put, it will be icing on the cake," said Jacobs, who contracted a rare form of bone cancer in 2011 and was out of the ring for 19 months before...
Via LA Daily News
7 days ago

British boxing: Flanagan picks Smith to beat Williams, Catterall ready for Gethin, Daniel Dubois ready for explosive pro debut

TURBO BACKS SMITH TO OUTPOINT WILLIAMS Unbeaten WBO Lightweight Champion of the World Terry Flanagan is backing Liverpool’s Liam Smith to outpoint bitter rival Liam Williams when they clash at the Manchester Arena on Saturday April 8th. Flanagan makes the fifth defence of his crown against chiselled Russian Petr Petrov and is promising no slip-ups against the WBO no.2 ranked contender...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
7 days ago

Travis Kauffman-Amir Mansour weigh-in results & photos

Tonight, Travis Kauffman takes on Amir Mansour in a hard-hitting heavyweight battle. On the undercard, Steve Cunningham is in action, along with the comeback Kermit Cintron. Find the weigh-in results here. King’s Promotions is presenting this card from the Santander Arena. First bell is at 6:30pm, while televised action kicks off at 9pm eastern on Bounce, presented by Premier Boxing...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
7 days ago

Gennady Golovkin vs. Daniel Jacobs weigh-in results, photos, video

It’s fight weekend in New York, with Gennady Golovkin vs. Daniel Jacobs headlining an HBO pay-per-view event on Saturday night. The fighters met today at the final pre-fight weigh-in. Right here, you’ll find the Golovkin vs. Jacobs weigh-in results, along with photos and video of the action. Take a peek to see how the fighters looked and if anything unusual went down. Golovkin...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
7 days ago

Shakib century puts Bangladesh in command vs. Sri Lanka

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) Shakib Al Hasan scored his fifth test hundred and was part of two big partnerships to put Bangladesh in command of the second test, leading Sri Lanka by 75 runs at stumps on the third day Friday. Bangladesh was bowled out for 467 in its first innings, securing a 129-run first innings lead over Sri Lanka, whose first innings score was 338. Shakib faced...
Via AP on Fox
7 days ago  |  Discuss

2nd Test: Sri Lanka-Bangladesh Scoreboard

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) Scoreboard Friday at the end of Bangladesh's first innings on the third day of the second test between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh: Sri Lanka 1st Innings 338 all out(equals) Bangladesh 1st Innings(equals) (Overnight) 214-5 Tamim Iqbal lbw b Herath 49 Soumya Sarkar b Sandakan 61 Imrul Kayes lbw b Sandakan 34 Sabbir Rahman c de Silva b Lakmal 42 Taijul...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss
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