News | Oct 13 2016

WBA: ‘Gennady Golovkin deserves lion’s share of purse vs Jacobs’

WBA rejects Daniel Jacobs request for more generous purse split against Gennady Golovkin
Gennady Golovkin vs Chris Eubank Jr
Golovkin  |  Chris Farina/K2 Promtions/Golden Boy Promotions

THE World Boxing Association declined Daniel Jacobs’ request to amend the purse split for his possible world title fight with WBA Super World middleweight champion, Gennady Golovkin. The sanctioning body’s World Championships Committee held a vote this week and upheld the original 75-25 split in favor of the champion, Golovkin.

While the WBA has yet to order a purse bid for the title bout, Team Jacobs preemptively appealed the original allocation last month, which favored ‘GGG’ three to one. The Brooklyn-based challenger proposed a 60-40 split instead.

Negotiations for the possible late-fall clash between the world’s top two 160-pounders are ongoing. However, the deadline to get the fight made is fast approaching. A ten day grace period added to the October 12th deadline means that the parties have until October 22nd to come to an agreement or the fight will go to purse bid