Hearn on Jacobs' Options: Golovkin II, Canelo, Lemieux, Saunders

By Radio Rahim

This past weekend, British promoter Eddie Hearn of Matchroom Sport began his conquest of the American market.

Known as the promoter for most of the biggest names in the UK market, Hearn is now looking to replicate his success in the United States.

He started things off with a bang. His first acquisition is former WBA 'regular' middleweight champion Daniel Jacobs (32-2, 29 KOs).

daniel-jacobs first reported that Jacobs will make his debut as a Matchroom fighter on November 11, when he faces Luis Arias in an HBO televised main event from Nassau Coliseum in New York City.

Hearn is planning to keep Jacobs very, very busy in the next twelve months.

And because Jacobs signed an exclusive multi-fight deal with HBO - it opens up the door for future fights with other middleweights who call HBO their home - like Canelo Alvarez, Gennady Golovkin, David Lemieux and others.

"This is not a case of sign and lets see what happen. We want to fight Canelo or Triple G. And until that draw last week, we were looking at the winner of that fight after this one. Now it might take a little bit longer, no problem," Hearn told

"I like the David Lemieux fight. That's a fight we could look at, for the spring. The aim is to get him out in November, in a good fight, and then keep him busy and get him right out again in February or March, and then again in the summer... try to box at least three times a year or even four times. But the Canelo or Triple G fight is an obvious fight."

Jacobs is coming off a very close twelve round decision loss to Golovkin back in March.

"I had Danny Jacobs winning that fight [over Golovkin], some people had Golovkin winning that fight. But either way it was a pick'em fight," Hearn said.

"The rematch is a natural fight, whether it's a Golovkin or Canelo. David Lemieux is a good fight. Billy Joe Saunders is there as well. He's going to be kept nice and active and that's what we want."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Fabes88 on 09-26-2017

[QUOTE=BoxingIsGreat;18087396]Exactly. I thought he might have signed with Hearn. Not sure Warren and Hearn would work together to make that fight. Saunders is the weak link in the group.[/QUOTE] Yeah warren and Hearn may not work together on this one…

Comment by TRTboy on 09-25-2017

I would love to see jacobs KO saunders. Then get the winner of GGG-Canelo rematch. Or a slugfest with Lemieux, thats cool too.

Comment by Fetta on 09-25-2017

The opportunity for an awesome round robin is there and its begging to be started. Lets hope HBO, the promoters, and sanctioning bodies see it too

Comment by Mirus on 09-25-2017

[QUOTE=koolkc107;18086849]Golovkin won't go near Jacobs because an L screws up the Canelo rematch. Canelo won't go near Jacobs because an L screws up the Golovkin rematch. Saunders will only settle for Jacobs if he can't get Golovkin because an L…

Comment by Rezz on 09-25-2017

Watching the miracle man put that fool Saunders to sleep would make my year.

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