Boxer Gennady Golovkin has retained his middleweight championship belts after an unanimous decision against Daniel Jacobs.
Jacobs gave Golovkin one hell of a fight, the toughest of his 11‑year career, and he pushed him to the 12‑round distance for the first time, but Golovkin prevailed by unanimous decision at Madison Square Garden.
Golovkin had found his mark in the fourth round when he nailed Jacobs with a pair of right hands, sending Jacobs to the canvas early in the round.
Golovkin tried to follow up, but Jacobs' defense was solid. It was the third time Jacobs had been down in his career.