Daniel Jacobs hasn’t just had a long career but also a financially rewarding one. Some of his bigger paydays came when he took on the likes of Gennadiy Golovkin, Peter Quillin, and of course, Canelo Alvarez.

Although he came up short in some of those showdowns, Jacobs fought on. He scored a fifth-round stoppage win over Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. in 2019, and followed that up with a listless performance against Gabriel Rosado. When he was last seen, he was disappointed by two of three judges sitting ringside as they gave John Ryder a split-decision victory.

Since then, Jacobs has been both out of sight and out of mind. But while he’s been enjoying his time away from the sport, Andre Rozier, his longtime trainer, believes that he's ready to get back in the mix.

“We wanna get back in shape,” revealed Rozier during an interview with BoxingScene.com. “He’s had a layoff. He’s been taking care of some business issues.”

At 168 pounds, Jacobs (37-4, 30 KOs) figures to be a player. He has the name recognition, the championship chops, and ostensibly, the overall skills to still compete with some of the division’s best. Unfortunately for him, however, several top names are waiting by the phone in the hopes that Canelo Alvarez will give them a call.

David Benavidez, David Morrell, and Jermall Charlo are all in play, something that doesn't bother Rozier in the slightest. The renowned trainer is a man with a plan. Those aforementioned names were never on his radar to begin with so he isn’t sweating their position.

Instead, Rozier has his eyes set on someone else entirely. He’s highly ranked, a former world champion, and a win over him, could place Jacobs back on track.

“If we get one or two good ones in, I would like to see a Caleb Plant fight.”