Jacobs In Line For Canelo With Win At MSG
October 27th is an important night in the career of Daniel Jacobs, not only will he have his chance to become the vacant IBF middleweight champion, but the New York born boxer would put himself in the front of the line for a fight with Canelo Alvarez.
Jacobs faces Sergiy Derevyanchenko at The Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden in what may be the final fight in the history of HBO Boxing, and according to his promoter Eddie Hearn, a fight with Canelo is in the cards.
“Obviously, we’re all in the same boat,” said Hearn, whose company, Matchroom Boxing, has 32 dates per year with Alvarez’ new broadcast outlet, DAZN. “We’re all on the same platform, so I think that there’s an excellent chance that if Danny Jacobs can win the world title next Saturday that he will go on to fight Canelo in May. … That’s the carrot for Danny Jacobs.”
Alvarez moves up to super middleweight in his fight against Hearn promoted fighter Rocky Fielding on December 15th but may actually move back to middleweight in 2019 with fights against Jacobs, Hearn promoted middleweight Demetrius Andrade, and a trilogy fight with Gennady Golovkin in the cards.
When asked if he is able to take down Alvarez, Jacobs was pretty blunt with his assessment.
“I think I stop Canelo,” Jacobs said. “I’ve always said that.”
Initial Report: Boxing Scene