GGG underlines importance of being #1 at middleweight

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Gennady Golovkin remains focused on extending his frightening reign at 160 pounds ahead of his clash with Daniel Jacobs on March 18 at Madison Square Garden.

The 34 year-old, who possesses the most feared middleweight record in boxing, has longed to be pitted against Mexican superstar Canelo Alvarez in what would be the most lucrative fight in the sport.

As Canelo stalls on agreeing a date with Golovkin, the Kazakh puncher has pulled back to mandatory duties and believes a stunning victory Jacobs will only serve to cement his currently dominant position.

“I understand, this is huge for me, for us, for everybody. I believe Danny is very ready for this fight, because I have four belts, this is a dream for him,” said Golovkin.

“It’s very important for us to prove who is #1 in the middleweight division, not for the future but for right now.

“(I, personally) Thank you very much to everyone and I welcome you all to Madison Square Garden on March 18th. I promise an amazing show, it’s the biggest step for us.”

Jacobs has the chance to cause one of the biggest upsets in recent times if he can unseat Golovkin, and with just one loss in his entire career and a knockout punch, there are some that believe the American will take it.

A solitary loss to Dmitry Pirog, in what seems an age, continues to be the only blemish on the C.V of Jacobs, who overcame cancer following the defeat to earn the name ‘The Miracle Man’.