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Exclusive: Margules requests ‘fair’ 60-40 split for Golovkin v Jacobs

Phil Jay 09/10/2016

Danny Jacobs’ lawyer Leon Margules has informed WBN of the split he’s asked the World Boxing Association to consider for a mandatory middleweight clash against Gennady Golovkin.

Under the current rules, ‘super’ champion ‘GGG’ is allowed a 75 percent share of the purse for his battle opposite the ‘regular’ belt holder, although Margules wants a bigger slice for Jacobs before the fight goes to scheduled bids.

The WBA extended the deadline for either side to negotiate until October 22 when a purse bid is set to take place and Margules has put forward what he believes Jacobs is worth for a potential December encounter with Golovkin.

“As is stands, we are waiting for the WBA to rule on my petition to change the split of the purse bid,” Margules exclusively told World Boxing News.

“I asked in the petition for the World Boxing Association to consider 60-40 in favour of Golovkin, which I believe is a fair deal for Danny Jacobs,” he added.

Jacobs positioned himself for a shot at the big-punching Kazakh when picking up the vacant WBA strap against Jarrod Fletcher in August 2014 and has since defended the title four times.

Two victories over Sergio Mora either side of a standout triumph over Peter Quillin have kept Jacobs on form, whilst the American would still begin a huge underdog if an agreement can be reached with Golovkin’s team.

More will be revealed on the matter in just under a fortnight’s time.

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