By Ryan Burton
LAS VEGAS - The biggest fight of the year so far in the boxing world takes place Saturday night when Canelo Alvarez faces Danny Jacobs in a unification bout at the T-Mobile Arena. The fight will be streamed lived on DAZN.
In one of the undercard bouts former super welterweight champion Sadam Ali faces Anthony Young. Ali will be attempting to win his second fight since losing title to Jaime Munguia last May.
Ali, who is a Brooklyn native, may be promoted by Golden Boy Promotions but he is backing his fellow New Yorker who is promoted by Matchroom USA to defeat Alvarez.
"It is going to be tough. Canelo is young and still hungry. As you can see he is still hungry. He has speed. He has power. He is a great fighter but Danny Jacobs brings tools to the fight that is going to be awkward for Canelo as well. It is going to a great fight. We are all excited to see what is going to happen," Ali stated.
Many are saying that Jacobs has to box a near perfect fight to defeat his formidable opponent. Ali agrees with that assessment and believes that Jacobs has the ability to do exactly that.
"In my mind that is his plan. He has to be perfect all through out the fight. He can't afford to make a mistake. Everything has to be right and he has to stay focused," said Ali.
Both fighters possess above average power with Canelo holding the edge in counter punching. Jacobs hit the canvas in his fight against Gennady Golovkin but bounced right back up and showed that he has a great chin.
Ali believes that whoever is able to impose his will is the fighter that will leave with his hand raised in victory.
"They can both crack. They can both punch. We just gotta see what happens. We gotta see who steps up that night," said Ali.
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