On Saturday, March 18, HBO Boxing returns to the Madison Square Garden in New York City for HBO Boxing: Golovkin vs. Jacobs.

In the evening’s main event, heavy hitters collided when Gennady Golovkin put his undefeated record and WBA, WBC, IBO titles on the line against the WBA world middleweight champion Daniel Jacobs. Golovkin had won 33 of his 36 career fights by way of knockout. Jacobs had won his past 12 fights by stoppage including 11 knockouts.

In the night’s co-main event, one of the world’s top pound-for-pound fighters continued his quest for the illustrious 50-0 record in boxing. Román Alberto “Chocolatito” González Luna attempted to defend his WBC world super flyweight title against former WBC champion Wisaksil Wangek (ring name: Srisaket Sor Rungvisai). González was just four wins away from topping the heralded record set by Rocky Marciano and tied by Floyd “Money” Mayweather.

The event aired live at 9 p.m. ET on HBO pay-per-view.

Gennady Golovkin def. Daniel Jacobs by unanimous decision (115-112, 114-113, 115-112)
Srisaket Sor Rungvisai def. Román González by majority decision (114-112, 113-113, 114-112)
Carlos Cuadras def. David Carmona by unanimous decision (97-93, 97-93, 96-94)
Ryan Martin def. Bryant Cruz by TKO. Round 8
Andy Lee def. KeAndrae Leatherwood by unanimous decision (78-74, 79-73, 80-72)

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Zach Aittama
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Zach Aittama became a fan of martial arts at an early age. Hooked on the sport after one experience, Zach started training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Muay Thai as a teenager. Watching the sport only increased his interest, building a fascination for combat sports around the globe. Years of training and amateur bouts later, Zach continues to train while working and attending school full-time. Zach started writing for Fight Sport Asia in 2014 and joined the Combat Press staff in July of 2015.

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