After Loss Jacobs Eyes Move To 168
Losing $1 million on the scale and losing on the scorecards, Daniel Jacobs may look to move up in-weight following Saturday’s fight against Canelo Alvarez.
Jacobs would lose on all three scorecards to Alvarez, losing his IBF world title inside T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Per the contract signed by both fighters, a second day weigh-in would be mandated for the naturally bigger Jacobs, who needed to be at 10 pounds over the middleweight limit. When Jacobs took the scale Saturday morning, the Brooklyn born boxer tipped the scale at 173.6 pounds, initiating a 10% fine of his $10 million purse.
“I knew it was a sacrifice that I had to take because the 10-day weigh-in for me was just a lot,” Jacobs said following the fight.
“Rehydrating with water, then I shot up to 170, that was just water alone – so I knew that my body definitely needed to rehydrate. And I definitely needed to put a little bit more in my system. [Not making weight on Saturday was] the sacrifice that I took.”
With Billy Joe Saunders and David Lemieux also moving up in-weight, potential challengers are there for Jacobs, as well as Alvarez potentially returning to 168 following his December debut in the weight-class, stopping Rocky Fielding inside Madison Square Garden.
“I’m a naturally big guy and I might have just overgrown the middleweight division.”
Report: Boxing Scene