Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (50-1-2, 34 KO’s), will defend his World Boxing Council, World Boxing Association middleweight titles against IBF champion Daniel “Miracle Man” Jacobs (35-2, 29 KO’s), this Saturday May 4th , during the celebrations of “Cinco de Mayo” weekend, at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, with the extravaganza being transmitted by DAZN. (photos by Ed Mulholland)
During his career 28 year Canelo has captured an array of titles facing the very best, which includes Austin “No Doubt” Trout, Sugar Shane Mosley, Alfredo “Perro” Angulo, Erislandy “The American Dream” Lara, Liam “Beefy” Smith, Gennady “GGG” Goloovkin and Floyd Mayweather.
Jacobs, from Brooklyn, New York, is recognized as one of the best middleweights of this era. The 31-year-old, was sidelined from the sport for 19 months due to a courageous battle against cancer, which he overcame and recovered from. Daniel has fought Jarrod Fletcher, Peter “Kid Chocolate” Quillin, Gennady Golovkin, Sergiy Derevyanchenko, among others. Jacobs, who is also very motivated and well prepared for this fight.
Also at stake, and adding to the excitement plus prestige is the Mayan WBC belt. It represents eighteen centuries of Mayan culture that shine for its hieroglyphic writing, art, architecture, remarkable numerical systems, astronomy, mathematics and appreciation of ecology.