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Far-Flung Rivals Couldn’t Be More Different, but They Aren’t

Mar 15, 2017 - The New York Times

The distance between the hometowns of Gennady Golovkin and Daniel Jacobs is vast, with some 5,870 miles, including an ocean, stretching between Karaganda, Kazakhstan, and the Brownsville section of Brooklyn. But on Saturday night, the two will be separated by no more than 20 feet of canvas in a boxing ring.

And considering the kind of fight it is expected to be, the two are likely to spend most of their time a lot closer than that.

Which is appropriate, because in spite of their obvi...