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Canelo: Beating Jacobs I'll Be One Step Away From Undisputed

As previously reported on BoxingScene.com, Canelo Alvarez will return to the ring and to the middleweight division on May 4 to fight Danny Jacobs.

Alvarez will defend his WBC and WBA (Super) titles against IBF champion Jacobs in a matchup of two of the sport’s top middleweight performers. No venue has been announced for the bout on the eve of Cinco de Mayo - but the T-Mobile Area in Las Vegas is the frontrunner.

Mexico’s Alvarez (50-1-2, 35 knockouts) became a three-division world champion by knocking out Rocky Fielding in three rounds to take the WBA "regular" super middleweight crown in December.

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He now goes back to middleweight, where he owns a draw and a victory over Gennady Golovkin that lifted him to the top of a loaded division.

After Jacobs, Canelo wants to target the WBO world title - which is currently held by Demetrius Andrade.

Canelo, Jacobs and Andrade are all contractually tied to streaming service DAZN.

“I’m ready for this fight, this is the fight that I wanted,” the 28-year-old Alvarez said.

“I will unify my middleweight titles against Daniel Jacobs on one of the two most important dates that belong to me. I have no doubt that I will be victorious and that I’ll be one step away from becoming the undisputed middleweight world champion.”

Jacobs, a 31-year-old New Yorker who overcame bone cancer to become a champion, is 35-2 with 29 KOs.

Despite losing a close bout to Golovkin in 2017, Jacobs remained a force. He hasn’t lost since and took the IBF belt by defeating Sergiy Derevyanchenkoto.

“This is the opportunity I have been waiting for, the opportunity to achieve greatness inside the ring,” Jacobs said.

“I have always believed I can beat Canelo, and on May 4 live on DAZN, I will get my chance to play it out. It’s been nearly four years since Canelo has faced an American challenger. It’s going to be a huge event where I believe I will cement myself as the best middleweight in the division.”

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by aboutfkntime on 01-25-2019

[QUOTE]Canelo: Beating Jacobs I'll Be One Step Away From Undisputed[/QUOTE] like I said earlier..... it took Golovkin 12 years to make fights like that..... and he failed it only took Canelo 12 months..... and he will probably succeed REAL >…

Comment by Lion81 on 01-24-2019

[QUOTE=Evil_Meat;19458776]So Canelo was landing clean body shots all night yet they didn’t slow down Lara whatsoever. You actually think Canelo was landing effective blows? Lol watch the fight again Lara was on his bike from the first round onwards and…

Comment by j.razor on 01-24-2019

[QUOTE=Nusky;19459300][I][/I] Yeah I knew you were one of those Spatula boys. You're the type to secretly be in love with a fighter and attack anyone in a thread that criticizes your crush. [B] Stop gargling cinnamon's balls nancyboy[/B][/QUOTE] You can…

Comment by j.razor on 01-24-2019

[QUOTE=Evil_Meat;19458776]So Canelo was landing clean body shots all night yet they didn’t slow down Lara whatsoever. You actually think Canelo was landing effective blows? Lol watch the fight again Lara was on his bike from the first round onwards and…

Comment by Lion81 on 01-24-2019

[QUOTE=Nusky;19458655]So out of everything that was mentioned in my post you address a fraction of one of the points that I made and call me stupid.. quite the nuanced opinion you have there buddy. Trout was a close fight but…

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