Arias: Jacobs Was Scared of GGG
Days away from the biggest fight of his career, Luis Arias continues to run down his opponent former WBA “regular” middleweight champion Daniel Jacobs, this time about his last fight against Gennady Golovkin.
While Jacobs didn’t get the victory against GGG, he was complimented for his efforts. He became the first boxer to go the twelve round distance with GGG, who went 23 fights in a row without going to the scorecards. Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez matched that accomplishment in September, when he went twelve rounds with Golovkin in their controversial draw in September.
Arias believes Jacobs is getting too much credit for that performance.
“People have their different opinions of the fight but I really know fights, I know boxing and I’ve seen Jacobs a lot. He had his moments in the fight, he was pot-shotting – but really he was just trying to not get knocked out.”
Arias would also compare Jacobs’ effort against Golovkin to another loss Jacobs suffered in 2010 to Dimitry Pirog.
“And the fact that he didn’t get knocked out, a lot of people gave him credit. I give him credit for it too. He did put up a great effort – but he didn’t win the fight. He didn’t win, he didn’t beat him. He got dropped, he got hurt – another instance where he’s been hurt and dropped… If you want participation points, you get participation points.”
Arias is fighting for the first time since trouncing Arif Magomedov in June, as part of the pay-per-view undercard to Andre Ward-Sergey Kovalev II at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas.