Well Canelo Alvarez will continue his quest as the best pound for pound boxer in the 🌎. Canelo will meet Daniel Jacobs to unify their 160-pound world titles on May 4 -- Cinco de Mayo weekend -- the fighters announced Thursday. The venue has not been publicly announced but the favorite is T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas where four of Alvarez's past six fights have taken place in Sin City.
Other than a third fight with former unified champion Gennady Golovkin, an Alvarez bout with Jacobs, who is widely considered the No. 3 middleweight in the world, is easily the biggest in the 160-pound division. After Alvarez narrowly outpointed Golovkin by majority decision in their rematch on Sept. 15 in the biggest fight of 2018, he signed an athlete-record $365 million deal with DAZN, moving on from the world of pay-per-view and an expiring contract with HBO, which exited the boxing business at the end of the year. Alvarez made his debut under his new deal on Dec. 15 by moving up to super middleweight and knocking out Rocky Fielding in three one-sided rounds to win a secondary super middleweight world title at Madison Square Garden in New York in a clinical performance from the 🇲🇽 superstar.
Triple GGG is still a media free agent and does have a lucrative deal with DAZN on the table but he has not made up his mind. However, this fight againest the Miracle Man. Jacobs (35-2, 29 KOs), 31, of Brooklyn, New York, battled cancer in 2011 but was able to return to boxing in 2012. He won a vacant middleweight world title by split decision against Sergiy Derevyanchenko in a spirited fight on Oct. 27 at the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden. After the fight he called for a unification bout with Alvarez next. He has won his last three fights and has significant power in his right hand that could end anybody's night. It will be power vs precision as Canelo will look to add another middleweight title to his name while Jacobs will look to prove he belongs on the big stage. Canelo vs Jacobs will be on May 4th live from Las Vegas only on DAZN. #DoItYourWay #CanelovsJacobs #boxingislife