Jacobs could have come up brief in opposition to Gennady Golovkin, who subsequently misplaced to Canelo in controversial vogue, however he is actually by no means regarded out place, a lot much less in opposition to the preventing spirit of Kazakhstan, after they danced for 12 rounds in March of 2017.

"I am completely satisfied to announce my subsequent combat through the festive weekend of Cinco de Mayo," Alvarez mentioned in an announcement corroborated by his promoters over at Golden Boy. "I'll unify my middleweight titles in opposition to Daniel Jacobs on one of many two most necessary dates that belong to me. I've little doubt that I will probably be victorious and that I will be one step away from changing into the undisputed middleweight world champion."

Canelo final fought on December 15th in a convincing victory over then-Super Middleweight champ Rocky Fielding. Unless he is compelled to relinquish the WBA strap he simply captured, Canelo is a perfect place to decide on his subsequent profession path, if profitable in opposition to Daniel Jacobs. Should he lose to Jacobs, Canelo will undoubtedly take into account transferring to the Super Middleweight division full-time. Golovkin rematches stay a focal point for each fighters, as do incoming challenges from Jermall and Jermell ought to they broach the divide.