Gennady Golovkin celebrates his fifth-round TKO of Kell Brook in September in London/Photo by Associated Press
Middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin sold out Madison Square Garden when he stopped David Lemieux in the eighth round in October 2015 before 20,548.
Golovkin on March 18 will square off with Daniel Jacobs in a title fight at MSG (on HBO pay-per-view). Although exact numbers weren’t available, a spokesman associated with the promotion said Tuesday that ticket sales for it were ahead of those for Golovkin-Lemieux.
Golovkin’s ever-rising popularity is partly responsible. Another factor is that Jacobs is from Brooklyn.