The Americans meets the Mexican with his IBF and his rival’s WBA and WBC world titles all on the line at Madison Square Garden.
Jacobs narrowly lost on points to Gennady Golovkin, who drew and lost the Canelo, yet the ‘Miracle Man’ insists he would have to be considered the No 1 if he emerges victorious on May 4.
“Victory would truly show the fans that whether you think I beat Golovkin or not. I am the best middleweight in the world,” Jacobs said.
“I’ve always said that I am the best, and I’ve also always been vocal that the win over Golovkin was taken from me.
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“So, a win over Canelo puts a new idea in the fans’ minds that this guy is the best as he’s proven it against a guy that bean Golovkin – and then I can give Golovkin the rematch and prove that I am better than him.”