Daniel Jacobs is ready for fight night, now less than a week away from his shot at Canelo Alvarez.
IBF middleweight titleholder Daniel Jacobs is less than a week from the biggest fight of his career and a chance at adding the WBC and WBA titles to his collection when he faces Canelo Alvarez in Las Vegas, streaming live on DAZN.
Jacobs (35-2, 29 KO) believes this can be a truly special night for boxing.
“I see this fight being an action-packed fight, it has the recipe to be Fight of the Year; maybe fight of the last five years, who knows? Our styles really, really complement each other,” Jacobs said.
“He’s a very fast, very articulate boxer. His boxing IQ is very high. And I share a lot of the same traits. But the thing is, I possess a different physical aspect and me being the bigger guy makes it a little bit more interesting. That’s why I feel like we’ve really grabbed the attention of the fans, because they really understand that this could turn out to be something special.”
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— Daniel Jacobs (@DanielJacobsTKO) April 28, 2019
Jacobs is the underdog in the fight, and the clear “B-side” — he’s not a fighter lacking a power promoter or anything like that, but Alvarez (51-1-2, 35 KO) is probably boxing’s biggest star and drawing card right now. There’s a reason he got $365 million from DAZN.
That said, there’s a reason eyebrows went up a bit last week when Nevada officially assigned Dave Moretti, Glenn Feldman, and Steve Weisfeld as the judges for the fight — the same three judges who scored last September’s Alvarez-Gennady Golovkin a majority decision for Canelo.