Jacobs Wants To “Embarrass” Canelo In Vegas
It is hard to argue that Las Vegas isn’t Canelo Alvarez’ town.
Walking into the MGM Grand on Tuesday, the crowd was electric as the unified middleweight champion walked into the hotel for the Grand Arrivals for his fight with Daniel Jacobs.
Jacobs, fighting in Vegas for the first time in nearly a decade, has been nothing but respectful of Alvarez in the lead-up to the fight. When asked if he’s shown too much respect for his opponent, Jacobs said that respect goes out the window on Saturday night.
“I know how to turn it off and on,” Jacobs told a group of reporters following their “grand arrivals” at MGM Grand. “I have a job to do, but I do my job with mean intentions, too. So, when that first bell rings, I’m gonna go in there and try to take your head off. There’s no buddy-buddy. There’s no amigos. There’s none of that. It’s just going in there and taking care of business. But, you know, he also has what I would predict the fans and the crowd on his side. So, for me, I wanna go in there and not only gain a couple fans, but, you know, go in there and do damage in front of his fans. I wanna embarrass him.
“Like I’ve always said, this is the name of the game. This is boxing. Ain’t no buddy-buddy inside that ring. Somebody could go in there and kill you. Somebody can go in there and do real damage to you, to where I can’t go back to my family and have a normal life. I can get really, really hurt. So, I don’t take this thing lightly. I mean, yeah, what you see on the outside is just me being cool and casual. But, you know, at the end of the day, I wanna prove that I’m the best – by being the best version of me, but by doing damage, most importantly.”
Initial Report: Boxing Scene