GGG Makes IBF Second Day Weight, Jacobs Doesn’t Try



GGG Makes IBF Second Day Weight, Jacobs Doesn’t Try

To  retain or win an IBF title, a fighter must not weigh more than ten pounds over the weight limit on a fight day weigh in.

For the records record, IBF 160 pound champion Gennady Golovkin stepped on a scale after 9 am Saturday morning and was 169.6 pounds. His challenger later tonight at MSG, Danny Jacobs, didn't attend the morning of weigh in. Thus, the Brooklyner isn't eligible to win GGG's IBF belt.

GGG trainer Abel Sanchez oversaw his kid at the IBF accountability check. He reacted to Jacob's no show. “Unfortunate, the honor and accountability in our sport is slowly disappearing,” Sanchez said.

David Lemieux chose not to do morning of weigh in before the Curtis Stevens fight, and it seemed to not impact him, beyond making him ineligible to win an IBF lesser 160 belt. He dropped and stopped Stevens March 11 and was 177 pounds on the day of the fight, seven pounds more than Stevens.

I messaged a Team Jacobs member to ask about the situation and did not yet hear back.

The morning off weigh in is supposed to be done between 9-10 am.

Jacobs owns a WBA lesser belt while GGG has the WBA gold, IBF, IBO and WBC belts, so Jacobs is eligible to walk away with them.

Founder/editor Michael Woods got addicted to boxing in 1990, when Buster Douglas shocked the world with his demolition of the then-impregnable Mike Tyson. The Brooklyn-based journalist has covered the sport since for ESPN The Magazine,, Bad Left Hook and RING. His journalism career started with NY Newsday in 1999. Michael Woods is also an accomplished blow by blow and color man, having done work for Top Rank, DiBella Entertainment, EPIX, and for Facebook Fightnight Live, since 2017.