BOXING & MMA

BOXING & MMA

Round-by-round recap: Golovkin stays undefeated with close decision

Round-by-round recap: Golovkin stays undefeated with close decision March 18, 2017, 10:01 p.m. Gennady Golovkin (37-0) defeated Daniel Jacobs (32-2) by unanimous decision on Saturday night at Madison Square Garden in New York. March 18, 2017, 10:00 p.m. REPORTING FROM NEW YORK Gennady Golovkin...

  • Daniel Jacobs put a dent in Gennady Golovkin's armor by going the distance

    Daniel Jacobs put a dent in Gennady Golovkin's armor by going the distance

    Gennady Golovkin, machine-like while building a streak of 23 consecutive knockouts, became instantly mortal while narrowly escaping with a victory over an eloquent, gutty improviser in Daniel Jacobs, who won the last three rounds on all but one scorecard. And what the challenger from Brooklyn accomplished...

  • Gennady Golovkin finds a new way to win against Daniel Jacobs

    Gennady Golovkin finds a new way to win against Daniel Jacobs

    Gennady Golovkin’s knockout streak succumbed Saturday night to a man who refuses to cave. Although the judges awarded three-belt middleweight champion Golovkin (37-0) a unanimous-decision victory by scores of 115-112, 115-112, 114-113, the takeaway was the courageous stand by Brooklyn’s Daniel...

  • Daniel Jacobs is set to meet his 'destiny' against Gennady Golovkin

    Daniel Jacobs is set to meet his 'destiny' against Gennady Golovkin

    As Daniel Jacobs first rose from battling a life-threatening spine tumor to become a world champion boxer, he wondered why nearly every interview and story about him concentrated so heavily on the “cancer fighter” theme. Now, as the inspiring story of his fight to beat the illness has touched so...

  • How Golovkin is channeling Bruce Lee in preparation for Jacobs fight

    How Golovkin is channeling Bruce Lee in preparation for Jacobs fight

    Officially, Gennady Golovkin will pursue his 17th consecutive middleweight title victory when he faces Daniel Jacobs at Madison Square Garden on Saturday. Yet, by Golovkin’s standards, that fight was already won during his two-month-plus training camp in Big Bear. “There are younger prospects who...

  • Khabib Nurmagomedov is out of UFC 209 after falling ill in weight cut

    Khabib Nurmagomedov is out of UFC 209 after falling ill in weight cut

    Khabib Nurmagomedov failed to appear for his Friday morning weigh-in after earlier falling ill and requiring hospitalization, scrapping his anticipated interim UFC lightweight title fight against Tony Ferguson. Russia’s No. 1-rated lightweight Nurmagomedov (24-0) was seeking to stop the nine-fight...

  • Georges St-Pierre ranks his five greatest UFC fights

    Georges St-Pierre ranks his five greatest UFC fights

    Georges St-Pierre’s long-awaited return to the UFC will happen against middleweight champion Michael Bisping, likely in a July date in Las Vegas, or later that month in Anaheim. St-Pierre (25-2), the former welterweight champion, stepped away from the sport in 2013 following a grueling bout against...

  • Keith Thurman keeps it all simple, including his plan for beating Danny Garcia

    Keith Thurman keeps it all simple, including his plan for beating Danny Garcia

    The man who might replace Floyd Mayweather Jr. as king of the welterweight division Saturday night drives a Prius and has been known to walk around by himself in the cities where he’s fighting.   “I was never big on entourages. I’ve always been someone who does things on his own. I like to travel...

  • Conor McGregor still a cut above in UFC top 10 pound-for-pound fighter rankings

    Conor McGregor still a cut above in UFC top 10 pound-for-pound fighter rankings

    The return of Georges St-Pierre livens up the UFC pay-per-view depth chart. At the time of his 2013 hiatus after a ninth consecutive welterweight title defense, a victory over Johny Hendricks, St. Pierre (25-2) had effectively cleaned out his division. Such an undertaking has been far rarer of...

  • Tony Ferguson continues his grind toward UFC 209 and beyond

    Tony Ferguson continues his grind toward UFC 209 and beyond

    Tony Ferguson says when it comes time to write his book, he’ll call it, “The Grinder.” If any fighter personifies the persistence and professionalism it requires to navigate an Ultimate Fighting Championship career from bottom to top, it’s the Costa Mesa fighter with Oxnard roots who'll pursue...

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