Daniel Jacobs Looks To Re-build His Contender Status
On November 11th, inside a renovated Nassau Coliseum, Daniel Jacobs looks to re-build his career path to the top of the middleweight class as he makes his debut headlining on HBO.
Jacobs, a Brooklyn born fighter has been in main events before. Earlier this year, he stood under the bright lights of Madison Square Garden facing off against arguably the best middleweight in the world, Gennady Golovkin. While Jacobs walked out of the “World’s Most Famous Arena” with a loss, he became the first man to take Gennady Golovkin to a decision. But their are no moral victories in boxing.
Out of that loss came something that would give Jacobs the spotlight, as Eddie Hearn would make Daniel Jacobs the focal point of his Matchroom promotion’s expansion into the United States. Not only that, Jacobs would sign a contract with HBO to showcase him.
When speaking exclusively with FIGHT SPORTS, Jacobs talked about the dire need of getting this win under his belt, “I need to bring my A game for a night like this or it may be the end of my career.”
Jacobs faces off against cocky Milwaukee native, Luis Arias. The 28 year old has been pushing the former champion’s buttons to win the psychological war. The center of Arias’ claims is that Jacobs wasn’t looking to win the fight against Golovkin, but, in fact, he was running to survive against the middleweight champion. But Jacobs is down-playing Arias’ claims:
“He hasn’t really fought anybody, he doesn’t have the notoriety, and if I let him somehow be competitive, or look good, or god-forbid win, then that’s the end of my career.”
Jacobs added that even though many people don’t know of Arias, outside of boxing circles, he commended his opponents toughness. He doesn’t take offense to the trash talk from Arias as he claims its just “a part of the sport of boxing,” and Jacobs impressed upon himself the need to bring his A game to ensure he shuts Arias up.
Daniel Jacobs takes on Luis Arias on HBO Boxing, Saturday, November 11th at 10PM EST.
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