Jacobs Not Worried About Second Weigh-In
With fight night rapidly approaching, Daniel Jacobs is not worried about some of the specific rules he’ll have to follow in-order to fight Canelo Alvarez.
Jacobs, who holds the IBF crown, faces off against Canelo Alvarez in a fight to unify the IBF title with the WBC and WBA titles held by Alvarez.
The WBC, unlike other governing bodies has a mandatory weigh-in system that has fighters taking the scale 30-days, 14-days, and 7-days prior to stepping into the ring.
While Jacobs has been on-target for those, Alvarez’ promoters Golden Boy Promotions, have mandated their own weigh-in rule, that neither fighter can way more than 170-pounds, 10 pounds over the middleweight limit prior to a second day weigh-in.
“Weight wise I am great. I am stellar. This whole 7 day weigh in and next day weigh in is not going to affect me. It’s definitely not going to dictate what I am going to come to the ring at. If that is the reason why they implemented it – because the IBF took that rule away once it’s a unification match – Golden Boy implemented it,” said Jacobs.
“I am not sure if they look at it as an advantage or what but it was their doing. For me it’s not going to affect me because for my last fight I fought with the same procedures and we were good for the last fight and I look forward to doing the same.”
While Jacobs plans to re-hydrate on fight night, he is not looking to over do it and lose some of his speed, which he’s hoping to have as an advantage against Alvarez.
“I want to come in what I have been at my whole training camp which is about 174, 175. So I want to gain a good 15 pounds. That to me is where I am at my optimum,” Jacobs told Boxing Scene.
“Anything over that and I am sluggish. That’s with this whole Triple G thing where I came in at 180, 185 pounds. If you see me perform at that level it’s not the best. I am super sluggish and not fast. Especially the way I was moving on my feet. You are not going to get a type of performance out of a guy that’s overweight. It’s not good for your body to gain so much weight after a weigh in like that and perform. You are not going to be at your best. 12-15 for me is perfect.”
Initial Report: Boxing Scene