SPORTS

Gennady Golovkin Retains WBC, WBO Titles

Gennady Golovkin earned a unanimous decision over Daniel Jacobs to retain his Middleweight Belts but not before Boxing's Knockout King was taken the distance for the first time.

Golovkin was forced to go 12 rounds as Jacobs gave the Middleweight superstar all he could handle in front of 19,000 crowd at Madison Square Garden.

Golovkin retained his WBC and WBO Belts as two of Boxing's pre-eminent punchers put on an entertaining show against the best opponents of their respective careers.

Judges Don Trella and Steve Weisfeld both scored the fight 115-112 and max Deluca had it 114-113 for Golovkin.

Jacobs, known as "Miracle Man" since coming back from bone cancer five years ago, ended the unbeaten Golovkin's streak of 23 knockouts in a row in a battle that went to the scorecards for the first time since 2008 for the Kazakh Champion.