K2 Promotions’ Tom Loeffler has praised Gennady Golovkin and Daniel Jacobs for following through with their promise to meet in a mandated middleweight clash in the spring.
Golovkin and Jacobs had initially struggled to agree terms to face-off for all the marbles at 160 pounds, but eventually signed on the dotted line to collide at Madison Square Garden on Match 18.
Loeffler, speaking at the opening press conference in New York, is looking forward to another huge event in the ‘Big Apple’ following on from Golovkin’s debut London win against Kell Brook in September.
“This will be the fifth time Gennady has fought at Madison Square Garden and when you have a champion like Danny Jacobs and all the support that he brings and all that he’s accomplished in his career, it’s a fight that sells itself,” said Loeffler.
“Both fighters are great ambassadors for the sport. It’s so rare these days to see the best in the division fighting each other and that’s what the fans respond to.
“We want to acknowledge the set up here in the arena for this press conference and thank Joel Fisher and everyone on his staff at MSG.
“Fights like this couldn’t be done without our broadcast partner HBO Pay-Per-View led by Peter Nelson and we thank them for their support.
“We also want to their Tecate for their support on this promotion,” he added.
Golovkin is still hoping to land a massive encounter against Canelo Alvarez in September 2017 and knows he cannot afford any mistakes when trading blows against a dangerous puncher like Jacobs.
“This is huge for me and I believe Danny is very ready for this fight,” said GGG.