Daniel Jacobs hopes not to have another opponent in the judges
Daniel Jacobs has a tough test in Canelo Alvarez, and isn’t looking for the judges to complicate it any further.
Daniel Jacobs knows what it is to receive a controversial scoring at the hands of the judges. He fell victim to it when he took a unanimous decision loss against Gennady Golovkin in March 2017. Jacobs (35-2, 29KOs) hopes that the feat won’t repeat itself when he takes on Canelo Alvarez (51-1-2, 35KOs) in a middleweight unification bout.
“I wanna go in there with a clear mind frame, that I don’t have to fight two people,” said Jacobs. “Well not two people, well how many judges are there; so four people. I don’t wanna have to feel like I got more stress on me than I need to, because Canelo is a force in himself. And it’s gonna take in my mind, it’s gonna take a lot to figure him out.”
In an effort to exploit Alvarez’s weaknesses, Jacobs has taken a closer look at past fights where he appeared vulnerable. These include close fights against Erislandy Lara, and Golovkin. Jacobs feels that this can be the key to finding success against Alvarez in the ring for himself.
“He can’t really cut the ring off, like let’s say Serhiy Derevianchenko or Golovkin; or someone who’s that power-pressure type of guy,” said Jacobs. “So we look at certain things like that. And then me being one of the longest fighters that he’s ever faced too, and being so fast; I think I’ll be able to really use that to my advantage.”