Srisaket Sor Rungvisai, right, of Thailand, punches Roman Gonzalez, of Nicaragua, during the 11th round of a WBC super flyweight championship boxing match Saturday, March 18, 2017, in New York. Rungvisai won the fight. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

The Latest: Jacobs and GGG close after 10

March 19, 2017 - 12:48 am

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the Danny Jacobs-Gennady Golovkin fight early Sunday morning. (all times local):

12:45 a.m.

Gennady Golovkin started to land heavier comobos in the later rounds, with an apparent lead over fellow middleweight champion Danny Jacobs.

Despite fighting in Jacobs hometown, the fans — many waving the flag of Kazakhstan — cheered "GGG" as he got more aggressive with Jacobs, who continued to switch from his natural right-handed stance to left-handed.

After 10 rounds, the AP had Golovkin ahead 96-93, with Jacobs winning the 10th, after three straight rounds for Golovkin.


12:28 a.m.

Danny Jacobs switched back-and-forth from his natural right-handed stance to left-handed throughout his middleweight unification fight with Gennady Golovkin, keeping "GGG" off balance and the fight close.

An action-packed fifth round featured Golovkin landing several hard right leads to win, but Jacobs did come on in final moments by switching back to left-handed style.

The sixth was Jacobs' best. He landed several combinations to win. The seventh round had action that continued after the bell. Golovkin's hefty combos were enough to win the seventh and eighth.

The AP scores the fight 77-74, with several close rounds.


12:17 a.m.

After a slow start, Gennady Golovkin showed his power in the fourth by knocking down Danny Jacobs.

The AP scored the first and second round for Jacobs, but the knockout put Golovkin ahead on the unofficial scorecard, 38-37.

Jacobs switched to a left-handed stance for much of the early rounds, and Golovkin was able to hit him with two rights early in the fourth.


12:09 a.m.

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.


11:47 p.m.

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.

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