Mouths have been watering at the thought of a December tussle between middleweight aces Gennady Golovkin and Danny Jacobs.
The best fighting the best, the Kazahkstani assassinator versus the Brooklyn kid with the magnificent back story and mouth watering fast twitch muscles, possible possessor of the sort of explosivity to give the unbeaten GGG fits, if not a loss.
So, Andre Rozier, trainer to Jacobs, you think we will get Jacobs, who whipped cancer and wants a crack at the middleweight top dog, Dec 10 in NY?
“I doubt it,” said the Brooklyn tutor, who also works with Gary Stark Sr teaching a handful of Eastern Euro contenders on the cusp.
Too many moving parts, too complex a plan to activate that quickly, Rozier told me. “It's like a wedding, you got the bride and groom deciding on the guest list and celebration for 500 people and the wedding date isn't set. It will happen, this is a legacy fight for both men.”
But he thinks we need more time to get it right, iron out money and venue and tv platform. Rozier understands there maybe will be chatter about this one or that one wanting “too much” money. He's taking the optimistic but realistic stance that money will sort itself out, and that mouth watering match will take place. Just not in December.
He wants Jacobs with plenty of time to train right, a proper camp, and such a super fight with enough time to get marketed properly. But, he said, Jacobs v GGG is a matter of WHEN, not if.