Jacobs demands a rematch with Golovkin

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Danniel Jacobs has demanded that Gennady “GGG” Golovkin gives him a rematch, and believes the best way to do that is to keep winning.

Danniel Jacobs (32-2, 29 KOs) wants to avenge his 12 round unanimous decision defeat against GGG earlier this year. Jacobs believes that he should have won his fight against GGG and he now wants to prove himself by winning against GGG in a rematch.

Jacobs thinks that he can put enough pressure on GGG so that he will have no choice other than to give him a rematch. However, Golovkin currently does not have an open schedule for a rematch with Jacobs.

Golovkin will be defending his IBF, IBO, WBA, WBC middleweight titles against Saul “Canelo” Alvarez on September 16. Depending on the outcome of that fight, Golovkin could get back in the ring to fight Canelo in a rematch or look for a final unification fight against British Boxer and WBO belt holder Billy Joe Saunders.

The problem for Jacobs is that he is not in a position to demand a rematch or even be considered for one currently. He lost to Golovkin, and he hasn’t fought since. Jacobs’ management doesn’t have a fight ironed out for him. It’s been 4 months of inactivity for Jacobs since his loss to Golovkin. It’s normal for fighters to be out of boxing 4 to 6 months following a loss.

Jacobs has no scheduled fights for the rest of 2017, meaning that he could be out of the ring for a lot longer than 4-6 months. Jacobs only fought once in 2016 and once so far in 2017. Therefore, Jacobs will have to work hard to build up a buzz around his name otherwise the fans will not want to see a rematch and if that is the case it is unlikely GGG will even think about a rematch.

“I’m very hopeful of that. I think if I continue to do what I need to do, and be victorious each time I’m in the ring, then I think it’ll be kind of like, ‘Hey Golovkin, you have no [choice]. You can’t really retire unless you give that guy his rematch,’” said Jacobs.

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