The Latest: Golovkin and Jacobs start slow, split 1st rounds

3/18/2017 9:17:43 PM

NEW YORK (AP) The Latest on the Danny Jacobs-Gennady Golovkin fight Saturday night. (all times local):


Two action fighters started slow in the middleweight title unification bout between Gennady Golovkin and Danny Jacobs.

Both boxers were cautious, but Jacobs did the most in the first round. AP scored the first 10-9 for Jacobs and the second 10-9 for Golovkin.

Jacobs fought left-handed for a portion of the second round.


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Thailand"s Srisaket Sor Rungvisai stunned previously unbeaten Roman ""Chocolatito"" Gonzalez, knocking down the Nicaraguan in the first round, bloodying his face with an unintentional head butt in the third, then winning a majority decision for the WBC super flyweight championship Saturday night.

Even though Sor Rungvisai was docked a point in the sixth round for another head clash - there were several in the brutal bout - he never backed off. He relentlessly attacked the cut over the right eye of Gonzalez, who clearly was hampered by the blood streaming down his face.

In only his second fight outside Asia, Sor Rungvisai improved to 42-4-1 with 38 knockouts. Gonzalez, considered by many the best pound-for-pound fighter in the sport, is 46-1.

One judge had the fight even at 113-113. The other two gave the Thai the nod 114-112 in the action-packed bout on the undercard of the Gennady Golovkin-Danny Jacobs middleweight unification bout.

The sellout crowd at Madison Square Garden booed the decision.