Jacobs: I’m From Brownsville, I Don’t Run
Daniel Jacobs is tired of the criticism from Luis Arias for “running” all night against Gennady Golovkin.
The middleweight contender made that clear during a press conference Thursday at the PlayStation Theater in Manhattan. The former WBA middleweight champion promised Arias that he won’t do anything resembling running when they meet on November 11th at the Nassau Coliseum, in Uniondale, New York.
“At the end of the day, it’s about two guys coming into the center of the ring and fighting. The talk back and forth, outside of the ring, is good for promo. But you guys are still gonna find out that there’s levels to this game inside the ring come November 11th. Levels.”
Brooklyn’s Jacobs will return to the ring for the first time since his highly competitive defeat to Golovkin in their middleweight title fight March 18 at Madison Square Garden. Jacobs got up from a fourth-round knockdown to give Golovkin what to that point was the toughest fight of his career and ended his 23-fight knockout streak.
Milwaukee’s Arias will take a significant step up in class when he challenges Jacobs in the main event of HBO’s tripleheader.
“I don’t know if you guys heard, but I’m from Brownsville… I never ran and I never will. So this whole notion of me running and not wanting to fight the fight that he wants me to fight – because let’s face it, he’s very limited in the ring. He wants me to stand inside the center of the ring and don’t run, so he can have what he thinks is a shot to stop me or drop me or hurt me or knock me out.”
“But I’m gonna make you work for everything you get. Know that. And then, when I’m ready to stand in the middle of the ring, if I choose to do that, then that’s what I’ll do. But you’re gonna know that there’s levels to this game. You’re gonna know that.”