Result: Gennady Golovkin beats Daniel Jacobs on points as knockout streak ends

Result: Golovkin knockout streak ends against Jacobs
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Gennady Golovkin is taken the distance for the first time since 2008 but earns a unanimous decision over Daniel Jacobs to retain his middleweight belts.

Gennady Golovkin has retained his middleweight titles with a unanimous decision over Daniel Jacobs on Saturday night.

The 34-year-old Kazakh, with a record of 37-0, failed to stop his opponent for the first time since 2008 as he was taken the distance.

Nonetheless Golovkin sent Jacobs to the canvas in round four with two rapid-fire overhand rights on his way to a 115-112, 115-112, 114-113 victory on the judges' scorecards.

After the bout, Golovkin told reporters: "I couldn't destroy him. He is a very clean, very good fighter. It is my first test for 12 rounds. This is sport. I am a boxer, I am not a killer. I respect his game."

Golovkin had won 33 of his previous 36 fights by knockout as his 23-fight knockout streak, which dated back nine years, came to a halt.

Gennady Golovkin looks on before his fight against Curtis Stevens for the WBA Middleweight Title at The Theater at Madison Square Garden on November 2, 2013
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