Golovkin and Jacobs Face-Off in LA
Unified Middleweight World Champion (WBC, WBA, IBF, IBO) GENNADY “GGG” GOLOVKIN (36-0, 33 KO’s) and WBA Middleweight Champion and Mandatory Challenger DANIEL “THE MIRACLE MAN” JACOBS (32-1, 29 KO’s) hosted a massive contingent of Southern California media on Wednesday in Downtown Los Angeles to promote their highly anticipated showdown set for Saturday, March 18 at “The Mecca of Boxing”, Madison Square Garden.
The championship event will be produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT. Golovkin and Jacobs have an extraordinary, combined 35 consecutive knockouts heading into this highly anticipated battle.
Presented by K2 Promotions, tickets for “MIDDLEWEIGHT MADNESS” priced at $1000, $600, $400,
$300, $200 and $100, are now on sale and can be purchased at the Madison Square Garden Box
Office, all Ticketmaster outlets, Ticketmaster charge by phone (866-858-0008) and online at
www.ticketmaster.com or www.thegarden.com.
Below are quotes from the participants:
GENNADY “GGG” GOLOVKIN
“Everybody wants to see this fight. Daniel is a great fighter, I’m very excited to be facing him because
for me it’s very important who is better, in the ring. I have a great deal of respect for Daniel for taking
“I also have a great deal of respect for this sport and that’s why it’s important for me and for everyone
to find out who is #1 in the middleweight division. Right now my position and Danny’s position is to
find out who is #1.”
“Thanks to my team, to HBO and Madison Square Garden, my friends, my family. I welcome
everyone to watch the fight on March 18.”
DANIEL “THE MIRACLE MAN” JACOBS
“I want to thank my team for allowing me to become the man I am inside and outside the ring. Thanks
to my family for always sticking by my side for supporting me. K2 and HBO and everyone involved for
allowing this to be the mega-fight that it is.”
“This fight has the material to be one of the best fights in a very long time. What we all bring to the
table, this is a can’t miss fight. You guys are going to either want to show up or buy the pay-per-view,
this is a fight that cannot miss. Two guys, two dedicated knockout punches, you can’t get any better
than this. “
“I’m privileged to face the best. Nine times out of ten, guys don’t take on the toughest challenges,
they milk the game in a sense as much as they can.”
“I credit Gennady for taking this fight, I have the utmost respect for him and his team but come March
18, the questions that have been asked about me will be answered, who I truly am, what I bring to the
table and just how great I can be.”
“I haven’t come this far to give up, I’m scared of no man, I fear nothing, my back has been against the
wall so many times and I’ve accepted that this is no different. It’s a tough challenge but one I look
“For however long it lasts, I’m sure it’s going to be an entertaining fight. Once again I’m grateful for
those who supported me for allowing me to have this amazing dream, to fight the best. I wouldn’t
have it any other way.”
ABEL SANCHEZ, Trainer of Golovkin
“We are looking forward to again facing one of Sam and Al’s projects. Andre Rozier has a program of
developing a lot of very, very good fighters as we do in Big Bear. On fight night they’re both
champions in the ring and we hope that they give you the kind of fight that your presence requires.
ANDRE ROZIER, Trainer of Jacobs
“Give both these fighters all the credit in the world for taking this fight. These guys are putting
it all on the line and they deserve the respect.