Arias: All The Pressure On Jacobs
Heading into their fight at NYCB Live in Uniondale, NY, Luis Arias concedes that the burden rests on the shoulders of his opponent, Daniel Jacobs.
“To be honest, all the pressure’s on Jacobs… There’s no pressure on me. No one really knows who I am. I’m the young kid from Wisconsin that nobody knows. To the world, everyone thinks I’m coming in to lose. Everyone’s expecting for me to lose, you know, so the pressure’s on him.”
Jacobs will fight for the first time since overcoming a fourth-round knockdown to take Gennady Golovkin to the distance, in a unanimous decision loss in March at Madison Square Garden. And now with a new HBO contract, and deal with Eddie Hearn’s Matchroom Boxing, he’s been given the platform to prove himself, while Aria will look to play spoiler.
“Because even if he looks bad or he’s in a dogfight or he gets put down again, that’s gonna look bad on him. I’ve just gotta come in there and put up a valiant effort. I’m coming in to win the fight, but everyone’s looking at it like I’m coming in to lose. Really, all the pressure’s on him.”