And everything Jacobs can do - be it box or brawl - Golovkin can do better. The fourth round is when he took charge, dropping Jacobs with a hard right hand, and he appeared to have things under control.
MY TAKE. I like Jacobs early and Golovkin late.
Golovkin landed the hardest punch of the seventh, a lead right that drove Jacobs backward, but the Brooklyn fighter shook it off and continued to outpunch Golovkin in terms of volume.
Golovkin was in an interesting spot coming into the fight. The other two gave the Thai the nod 114-112 in the action-packed bout on the undercard of the Gennady Golovkin-Danny Jacobs middleweight unification bout. He clearly won his share of rounds and looked good doing it, but he was knocked down in the first round. There have been some criticisms about some of the opponents on his résumé, but it's certainly not anything to do with our side. If Canelo Alvarez dismisses the putrid Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.in May, the stage would be set for two of the biggest names in the sport to meet later this year. It was an over reliance on his power against an opponent who proved he could handle the heat in the kitchen. He has a record of 32-1, 29 KOs and this 30-year old cancer survivor doesn't feel he is the underdog.
CBS Sports will update this story shortly. Las Vegas oddsmakers have listed Golovkin as the favorite at -900 odds, or 9-to-1, while Jacobs comes in at +600.
It was Lee's first fight since his defeat to England's Billy Joe Saunders in December 2015. Does Jacobs have a shot against Golovkin?
There was a good response from Golovkin in the ensuing rounds, but Jacobs continued to defend well and when he let his hands go, Golovkin doesn't do much to respond. Jacobs is bigger and faster than Golovkin and hits harder than numerous Kazakh's previous victims.
The onus now shifts to Canelo's team and trying to make the match fans have been clamoring for.
In order to fight for Golovkin's IBF belt, Jacobs and Golovkin, who both weighed in Friday morning just under the 160-pound middleweight limit, both had to weigh in less than 170 pounds Saturday morning.
And the main event between middleweight king Gennady Golovkin and Danny Jacobs surprised absolutely everyone. At any rate, the future is bright for both of these men in this fight game. "Of course, I want that fight", he said. As it went to the 12 round, I had Jacobs up one round and everyone waiting on the edge of their chairs.
"I thought I won it by at least two rounds, minimum".
He said: "Daniel is my favourite fighter".
The 12-round fight headlined a four-fight HBO PPV telecast in the U.S.