It certainly wasn’t easy, but Gennady Golovkin will take it.
The middleweight boxing champion successfully defended his belts against Danny Jacobs on Saturday night via unanimous decision. But the 115-112, 115-112 and 114-113 scores mean it was a close one at Madison Square Garden. GGG now is 37-0, while Jacobs is 32-2.
As for the undercard, Srisaket Sor Rungvisai stunned the previously undefeated Roman Gonzalez with a win via majority decision (113-113, 114-112, 114-112), Carlos Cuadras beat Daniel Carmona by unanimous decision (97-93, 97-93, 96-94) and Ryan Martin earned a TKO victory in Round 8 over Bryant Cruz.
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