At last, the mega Unification Title bout is upon us, and is coming on May 4th during ‘Cinco De Mayo’ weekend, as 2 of the 3 best Middleweights in the world face off to see who can further stake claim among the top of the division.
Boxing’s biggest star & LINEAL/WBA/WBC Middleweight Champion of the World Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez (51-1-2, 35KO) will take on another mega fight against the primed & dangerous IBF World Titlist Daniel ‘Miracle Man’ Jacobs (35-2-0, 29KO) with implications of one of these fighters leaving the ring with 3 of the 4 Major Middleweight Belts, and high acclaim in the boxing pantheon.
Canelo is fresh off of a thrilling, competitive performance and contest with Gennady ‘GGG’ Golovkin in their re-match in which Canelo was awarded a debatable decision in.
Nonetheless regardless on who you felt won the fight, Canelo did cement his spot as an elite fighter due to the all-around skill level that he has graduated to in recent years. At this point in his career, his big goal going forward is to become the Undisputed Middleweight Champion of the World, and due to he and Golden Boy’s merger with DAZN to use their platform for their fighters, it makes it a little easier for Canelo to get the fights he targets, Daniel Jacobs being one of them, and WBO Champion Demetrius Andrade being the other if Canelo is able to get past Jacobs on Saturday.
Daniel Jacobs story is well chronicled, with his world class skills evident from early on in his career, to his hiccup in the middle of his career, and most notably his scare with cancer. With that being the toughest obstacle, he beat the disease and managed not only to climb back to what he was, but further pushing himself to new heights and becoming a becoming a near complete fighter. He too has mixed it up with Gennady Golovkin such as Canelo has, and fought Golovkin to a close decision that Jacobs found himself on the short end of, but many pundits, including Golovkin himself has stated that Jacobs was his most difficult opponent to date due to the type of talent he has, and the dimensions that he offers up in the ring.
Now Jacobs, who despite being as good as the other two mentioned, is void of his career defining win, but now he has another grand opportunity to secure that major win under his belt, against the man who has all of the fame and much of the hardware on his side.
Going back a few years, this would be the type of fight that you would consider to be an instant Pay-Per-View attraction, but now I’m happy to state that this fight will be on DAZN, where you don’t have to extensively come out of pocket for. The fight card will start to be streamed 🕘9 P.M. EST, and the fight will take place at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, don’t miss this one.