De La Hoya: Jacobs Is Too Brave For His Own Good

De La Hoya: Jacobs Is Too Brave For His Own Good

Looking across the ring from his fighter, Oscar De La Hoya sees one glaring flaw with Daniel Jacobs, his competitive streak.

Speaking to the press during fight week, Canelo Alvarez promoter is certain that the May 4th unification fight will be a tough for someone like Jacobs.

“It all depends how the fight pans out because, look, Jacobs is a fighter who doesn’t really have great footwork,” De La Hoya stated. “But he has great upper-body movement, you know, and he throws a lot of combinations. And sometimes he’s too brave for his own good.

“So, knowing Jacobs, he’s gonna try and use his reach,” De La Hoya continued.

“But then, Canelo, if he comes in and wants to work the body, Jacobs is probably gonna just feel like, ‘OK, let’s fight.’ You know? And that might be the downfall for Jacobs. But again, if Canelo just rushes him, like with Triple-G, Jacobs can just pick him apart outside. So, it’s very strategic.”

Initial Report: Boxing Scene

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