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.
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)