FOR many people, Daniel Jacobs represents the toughest assignment middleweight king Gennady Golovkin has ever been set. Ahead of the heavy-handed duo’s highly anticipated encounter at Madison Square Garden in New York this Saturday (March 18), we list Golovkin’s five best wins, in ascending order.
5. Daniel Geale rsf 3
Under two years previously, Geale had reigned as a unified world middleweight ruler, but Golovkin needed only three rounds to dispatch the usually durable Aussie – scoring one of his most eye-catching finishes to boot.
4. Matthew Macklin ko 3
Another respected Golovkin foe to fall in just three frames was Birmingham’s Matthew Macklin. In the two preceding years, the Briton had pushed top middleweights Felix Sturm and Sergio Martinez extremely hard, but “GGG’s” sickening strikes to the body proved Macklin’s undoing.