Jacobs Thinks He Can KO Canelo
Much like Billy Joe Saunders was near a deal with Gennady Golovkin, Daniel Jacobs was near a deal with Canelo Alvarez, if the two middleweight stars were unable to finalize terms for their September 15th rematch in Las Vegas.
Jacobs claims that if he was ever to face Alvarez, he’d flatten the Mexican superstar.
“I think I stop Canelo,” Jacobs said following a press conference Thursday for his October 27 fight against Sergiy Derevyanchenko. “I’ve always said that.”
Alvarez’ promoter, Oscar De La Hoya and Eddie Hearn, who promote Jacobs, were negotiating for a potential fight if the negotiations for Canelo-GGG 2 had fallen through. While the financial split for Jacobs was not to his liking, he was open to replace Golovkin as the next opponent for Alvarez.
“The fight was actually in negotiations,” Jacobs said. “Obviously, I was preparing for just the idea of it once I got the phone call. It was exciting, and it was something that I would’ve took on the fly. But I don’t know, they might’ve just been using me as a pawn. You know how De La Hoya could be.”
When asked why Jacobs is confident he can knockout Alvarez, the New York born boxer said that, “I won’t say it’s his style… I would just say it’s just the size difference. It’s what I have. It’s my attributes. It’s everything that I possess. I don’t think it has anything to do with him. But he is a small, small middleweight, so I think just my boxing skills, my power and me truly visualizing it. Like I’ve always seen it in my head. I think if I was to ever step inside the ring with Canelo [I’d knock him out]. But I’ve got this guy [Derevyanchenko] in front of me, man. I can’t really think about nobody else other than this guy.”
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