Jacobs: Saunders Is Running From Me
After his compelling decision loss to Gennady Golovkin, former WBA world middleweight champion Daniel Jacobs is scheduled to return to the ring in the fall. The problem is that no opponent has been scheduled to face him yet.
The Brooklyn native is very eager to land a rematch with Golovkin or Golovkin’s most recent opponent, Canelo Alvarez, and that may not occur as both fighters seem to be lining up for a rematch of their controversial fight from September 16th, for as soon as May of 2018.
Even with that being an issue, Jacobs in a recent interview seem undeterred.
“Big things are coming abroad, I am truly the best middleweight in the world. I stay in the gym.. Everything is going to be coming out real soon, we are going to have something locked really, really soon. I am really looking forward to what the future has in store and it is going to be exciting for me.”
The same day as Alvarez and Golovkin’s fight in Las Vegas, another middleweight championship bout occurred in London when WBO title holder Billy Joe Saunders successfully retained his title against Willie Monroe Jr via unanimous decision.
Jacobs weighed in his thoughts on the Saunders performance and the likelihood of Saunders being his next opponent.
“I saw the highlights. It’s hard for me to watch a whole Billy Joe Saunders fight. He is the pound for pound greatest at talking, when it comes to talking before a fight, Saunders is the Andre Ward, Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather of the whole sport… (my next opponent)… would probably be BJ Saunders, who is running scared to death. I mean this guy is calling out a welterweight (Amir Khan) who lost. He got knocked out over a year, year and a half ago. He is calling this guy out. So Billy Joe Saunders [is someone I want], only because he has the belt and me having the title only makes the risk for guys like GGG and Canelo to fight me.”.
Original Story: Boxing Scene