News | Oct 19 2016

Gennady Golovkin and Daniel Jacobs will not fight in 2016

Negotiations for a fight between Gennady Golovkin and Daniel Jacobs continue but time has run out on 2016
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Gennady-Golovkin  |  Chris Farina, K2 Promotions/Golden Boy Promotions

A week removed from the WBA’s ruling on the official purse split, the potential match between Gennady Golovkin (36-0, 33 KOs) and Daniel Jacobs (32-1, 29 KOs) has been shelved, at least until 2017.

The two sides had been neck-deep in negotiations for a December clash, which would have settled the argument as to who is the world’s best middleweight.

“I don’t think 12/10 is happening,” said Jacobs’ trainer Andre Rozier to Boxing News. “Not enough time. It’s a great fight. It needs the proper seasoning.”