Canelo Alvarez vs Daniel Jacobs: American vows to beat Mexican and claim middleweight throne

The American unifies the belts at 160 pounds on May 4 and believes victory will take him above Canelo and Gennady Golovkin 

Jack Rathborn
Tuesday 16 April 2019 12:09
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Canelo vs Danny Jacobs press conference LA

Daniel Jacobs believes he can secure himself the status as the “best middleweight in the world” with victory over Canelo Alvarez.

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.

“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.”

Jacobs also praised Canelo, but is adamant he has been lucky in his career with decisions.

“I give Canelo all the respect in the world. He’s definitely top-ten, pound-for-pound,” Jacobs said.

“There are some controversial fights that he’s had that where I thought he lost, including both Golovkin fights.

“But I respect any man that has the courage to fight as this is a kill or be killed sport, but that’s where the respect ends. As far as getting in the ring with him goes, I want to be the victor.

Daniel Jacobs is confident he can cause an upset

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