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Jacobs Wants More Than Golden Boy Has Offered for Canelo Fight

By Keith Idec

Oscar De La Hoya has given Gennady Golovkin a deadline of noon PT on Wednesday to accept his company’s proposed 57.5-42.5 financial split for a middleweight championship rematch with Canelo Alvarez.

If Golovkin doesn’t accept Golden Boy Promotions’ offer by then, Golden Boy president Eric Gomez told ESPN.com on Tuesday that he’ll halt negotiations with Golovkin’s promoter, Tom Loeffler, and try to finalize a fight against Daniel Jacobs. If that happens, Golden Boy also will have to increase its offer to Jacobs to make that fight for September 15 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

BoxingScene.com has learned that Jacobs isn’t willing to accept the undisclosed offer Golden Boy has made thus far for what would be an HBO Pay-Per-View main event.

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The 31-year-old Jacobs (34-2, 29 KOs) is interested in meeting Mexico’s Alvarez (49-1-2, 34 KOs) in what would be one of the two biggest fights of his career, but he believes the fight is worth more than he has been offered.

Jacobs has been offered significantly less money than Golovkin (38-0-1, 34 KOs), who beat Jacobs by unanimous decision in March 2017, for a shot at Alvarez. An Alvarez-Golovkin rematch obviously is a more profitable fight than Alvarez-Jacobs, but Jacobs would be a very credible alternative for Alvarez if negotiations with Golovkin end Wednesday without them coming to an agreement.

Like Alvarez, Jacobs has an exclusive deal with HBO for the premium cable network to televise his fights either live on the network or via HBO Pay-Per-View.

If the former WBA world middleweight champion doesn’t fight Alvarez next, Jacobs is expected to box Sergiy Derevyanchenko for the vacant IBF middleweight title at some point in October. Brooklyn’s Jacobs and Ukraine’s Derevyanchenko are trained by the same man, Andre Rozier, but Keith Connolly, who manages Derevyanchenko and Jacobs, told BoxingScene.com last week they would be willing to fight for the IBF title (https://www.boxingscene.com/manager-if-not-canelo-jacobs-fight-derevyanchenko-next--128907).

The IBF stripped Golovkin of its middleweight title last week for failing to adhere to terms to an exception the IBF granted Golovkin to fight Vanes Martirosyan last month.

The IBF has ordered negotiations to begin for the top-ranked Derevyanchenko (12-0, 10 KOs) and the third-rated Jacobs to fight next. If Jacobs doesn’t fight Alvarez and a deal can’t be made for a Derevyanchenko-Jacobs bout within 30 days of the IBF’s order Monday, Derevyanchenko-Jacobs would go to purse bid.

Keith Idec is a senior writer/columnist for BoxingScene.com. He can be reached on Twitter @Idecboxing.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by ThomasJK on 06-13-2018

[QUOTE=Real boxer;18858373]Good for Danny. Canelo isn’t making money on his name alone. He’s not that big of a star. Every big name needs another known name to make good money. Canelos problem is that he thinks he’s bigger than he…

Comment by Travycat on 06-13-2018

Regardless, they'll have to get a big name in there for their independence day. The Hispanic fight fans won't want to do the PPV at those ridiculous prices they run now if it's not worth it. Golden Boy may have…

Comment by Boy Jones Jr. on 06-13-2018

Good for Danny. Canelo isn’t making money on his name alone. He’s not that big of a star. Every big name needs another known name to make good money. Canelos problem is that he thinks he’s bigger than he really…

Comment by livershot73 on 06-13-2018

[QUOTE=Boxing Goat;18858157]Pure ignorance. I stop listening to anyone who starts talking about GGG and calling him lil g. That's automatic hater/troll status and should be ignored.[/QUOTE] yep...calling him "lil G" like their sorry ass could take him or something....reality is…

Comment by Boxing Goat on 06-13-2018

[QUOTE=j.razor;18857961]Jacobs & Nelo both beat lil g & you get as much $ as you bring in & lil g brings in more $ than Jacobs.[/QUOTE] Pure ignorance. I stop listening to anyone who starts talking about GGG and calling…

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