Vegas Judges Don’t Deter Jacobs From Canelo Fight
Fighting in Las Vegas for the first time in nine years, Daniel Jacobs knows the risks of facing Canelo Alvarez in the city on May 4th.
Alvarez has become a staple of the Vegas strip, fighting 11 of his last 15 fights in the city, and being the beneficiary of some controversial scorecards.
“I don’t want to spend too much focus on it,” Jacobs said of potential biased judging during a conference call on Monday. “We’re getting closer to the fight and just want to become headstrong and know that if I go in there and do my job, I’ll be awarded the victory with no added influence outside the ring.
“I don’t really want to touch on it too much, but at the same time we know that the past has spoke for itself.”
With a narrow win over Erislandy Lara, a controversial draw with Gennady Golovkin, and drawing even on one scorecard in a decisive loss to Floyd Mayweather, the evidence weighs heavily against Alvarez, who looks to add one more title to his collection on May 4th.
Adalaide Byrd, the judge who gave Canelo Alvarez all but two rounds in his 2017 draw with Golovkin, was submitted to both camps as a potential judge for May 4th at T-Mobile Arena, which has been universally panned.
Jacobs’ camp will have the chance to dismiss Byrd as a judge on Wednesday, when the commission will outline officials for the May 4th unification fight during their monthly meeting.
“I have to block those things out and remain head strong to where I go in there and do my job and get the victory,” states Jacobs. “I go in there and get a knockout then all of that is out the window, anyway.
“I just have to focus on our game plans, focus on being the best version of myself that night and block out any entities that would play in my mind or that I would allow in my mind.”
Report: Boxing Scene