News | Mar 17 2017

The Gennady Golovkin-Daniel Jacobs fight will ‘go off’

Adam Booth, the trainer of Andy Lee and Billy Joe Saunders, expects Gennady Golovkin-Daniel Jacobs to be explosive
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“I don’t expect the main event to last too long,” Booth predicted. “We know that Golovkin has got the power to hurt Jacobs, and I believe that Jacobs has got the power to hurt Golovkin. Jacobs has definitely got the hand speed to land against him.

“They’re both very good finishers in different ways and styles. I expect it to be explosive. If Jacobs tries to box, Golovkin won’t let him. I’d say “GGG” is probably the best pressure-counter-puncher there is. Very early on, I think he’s going to make Jacobs stand and trade with him. When he does that, it’ll all go off.”

As well as anticipating an entertaining firefight between Golovkin and Jacobs, Booth also agrees with the general consensus that Jacobs represents the toughest test of Gennady’s career so far.