Never ran, never will. That is the motto and always has been on the streets of Brownsville, a section of Brooklyn, New York. Those are mean streets and many famous and dangerous men came from them. Including the hitmen of Murder Inc, including Albert Anastasia, Meyer Lansky and boxers, the Original “Dead End” Kid Al “Bummy” Davis, Mike Tyson, Riddick Bowe, Zab Judah just to name few and of course Daniel Jacobs.
That heritage is the reason why Daniels Jacobs (32-1, 29 Knockouts) who is fighting GGG (Gennady Gennadyevich Golovkin) 36-0,33 Knockouts – has a chance tonight. He will not run and he will fight to win, GGG is from Kazakhstan and won the world amateur middleweight title in 2003 and a Silver Medal at the Athens Olympics in 2004. His amateur record was an incredible 345-5, so that makes him 381-5 going into the fight tonight.
Daniel Jacobs also had a prestigious amateur career winning four NY Golden Gloves Titles, and is also a Champion. In fact between the two of them they hold all five middleweight belts this fight is for the Unified Middleweight Title. Jacobs is called the “Miracle Man” and that is not because of anything he did in the ring, you see he is also a survivor of bone Cancer. yeah, he’s a tough kid.
The fight is on PPV tonight and will be at the Mecca of Boxing, Madison Square Garden, and it will be worth every penny. I think Jacobs will bring it – along with all of Brownsville, but GGG will be too much for him. GGG has power and the skill of 386 bouts behind him. I like Gennady in this one and within three rounds by knockout. It could be as good as the Hagler – Hearns fight of, can it be? 32 years ago… Don’t miss it tonight’s fight, if you do you will regret it.
Al Iannacone Sr.