Daniel Jacobs already has an opponent in mind if he emerges victorious against Maciej Sulecki and does not get a rematch against Gennady Golovkin.
In an interview with FightHub, Jacobs said he would love to fight interim WBC middleweight champion Jermall Charlo, who staked his claim to be Golovkin’s opponent when he knocked out Hugo Centeno Jr. on April 21. Jacobs said Charlo’s short campaign in the middleweight ranks involved him fighting lesser-known opponents and a fight with Jacobs is one fans want to see.
“That’s the fight that I want because the fans consider him to be one of the best. You know, as fighters in the boxing world, we still know he still gotta lot to prove, we know he hasn’t really fought anyone worthy of him calling himself the best of division, or people are avoiding him — whatever his claim to fame is.”
“I believe that I wanna do it for the fans’ sake because this is something that the fans truly want. He’s a very skillful guy, taking nothing away from him but he still has a lot to prove in my opinion, amongst the boxing world, especially amongst us middleweights who really know and who has put in that work before to have the right to say we are the best in the division.”
Jacobs will also get a chance to be Golovkin’s mandatory challenger when he faces Sulecki in the main event of a Barclays Center boxing card on April 21. The winner will be the top contender for the WBA title Golovkin currently holds.