De La Hoya Reveals Jacobs Weighs 173 at Second Weigh-In
Golden Boy Promotions CEO Oscar De La Hoya, promoter of Canelo Alvarez, has gone on the record about today’s weight check and revealed Daniel Jacobs weighed in at 173.6 pounds, three pounds over the agreed-upon rehydration cap of 170.
Both Alvarez and Jacobs successfully made weight yesterday for their middleweight title unification match; however, Alvarez and his team demanded a second weigh-in due to the IBF champ’s four-inch height advantage. It was reported just hours ago that the second weigh-in results would not be disclosed due to a confidentiality agreement between both parties; however, it appears De La Hoya and Golden Boy have gone back on their word.
According to De La Hoya, Alvarez weighed in at 169 pounds at today’s weight check.
Jacobs and his team had declined comment to ESPN immediately following the weight check, citing the confidentiality clause, and then could not be reached after De La Hoya went public about it.
As a result of the miss, Jacobs will be fined $250,000 plus another $250,000 for each pound missed, meaning he will be fined $1 million total of his over $12.5 million guaranteed from this fight ($2.5 million from the fight plus over $10 million for each fight Jacobs has under the DAZN banner).
Jacobs had hinted earlier in the week he did not plan on limiting himself to 170, and his promoter, Eddie Hearn, said the fight would not be in danger for such an action.
It should be noted, as mentioned in the earlier report, that the IBF did not mandate a second-day weigh-in due to the fight being a title unification bout. Jacobs did not partake in a second-day weigh-in when he fought Gennadiy Golovkin in March 2017, and that made Jacobs — then WBA “Regular” Middleweight Champion — ineligible to win the IBF crown that Golovkin had held at the time. Golovkin and his team criticized Jacobs for the action.
It is unknown if De La Hoya will face a penalty for breaking the terms of the confidentiality agreement.
Original Story: ESPN