Jacobs: Canelo Doesn’t Hit Harder Than GGG
Counting down the days to his middleweight unification title fight in Las Vegas, Daniel Jacobs knows that he can take whatever Canelo Alvarez throws at him.
Jacobs feels that his 2017 opponent Gennady Golovkin was a stronger puncher than Alvarez, and if he could withstand GGG for twelve rounds and nearly grab victory, the Brooklyn born fighter feels he will have his hand raised on May 4th.
“People said GGG hit too hard and I took everything he had and there’s no way that Canelo hits that hard. He’s a smaller middleweight than me and I may have to adjust to his size and speed in the early going, but even though he holds most of the belts and it’s largely his titles we’re fighting for, I already see myself as the best middleweight out there and the whole world will agree with me after I’ve defeated Canelo,” Jacobs said to Sky Sports.
“One hundred percent I’m the best middleweight out there right now. I went in there with Golovkin, the monster who no one wanted to face, and most would agree that I was the one who boxed better throughout and that my hand should’ve been raised. Golovkin has then gone on to defeat Canelo twice in my opinion, and although the official results say otherwise, I take a lot from my fight with Golovkin, and Golovkin’s fights with Canelo to believe that I’m the best middleweight there is right now. May 4th in Vegas is when you see me make it official.”
Quotes: Sky Sports