Unified middleweight champion Alvarez will be making a debut for 2019 whereby he will be defending the WBC and WBA middleweight championship against IBF winner Daniel Jacobs in the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
Canelo Alvarez vs. Daniel Jacobs will be among the most exciting middleweight championship fight this year; Las Vegas fans are expecting an epic battle between the two on May 4th, 2019. Furthermore, this fight is the type of boxing fights that most of the fans deserve.
Having defeated Jacobs narrowly in 2017 and losing to Canelo Alvarez in 2018, Gennady Golovkin might have something to say about this match. With only some few weeks left before the match day, anticipation is already building up for this game, and it keeps on growing as we get closer to the big day.
Canelo Alvez records and bio
- Name: Canelo Alvarez.
- Date of birth: July 18, 1990.
- Height: 5-9.
- Nationality: Mexican.
- Total fights: 54.
- Record: 51-1-2 with 35 knockouts.
Daniel Jacobs’s records and bio
- Name: Daniel Jacobs.
- Date of birth: February 3, 1987.
- Height: 5-11 and a half.
- Reach: 73”.
- Nationality: American.
- Total fights: 37.
- Records: 35-2 with two knockouts.
Age and Size
Canelo has an incredible ability to overpower an opponent that towers over him, he was four-inch shorter while facing Rocky Fielding, but that did not stop Canelo from meeting Rocky and ending up winning against Rocky. Daniel Jacobs is three and a half inch taller than Canelo Alvarez. Both fighters are young with Daniel Jacobs 32 years old and Canelo Alvez 28 years old.
By looking at Canelo’s fight against Gennady Golovkin you can tell his ability to walk through power shots is incredible he is able of handling everything regarding what Gennady had to offer. Jacob is known for his finishing power and possessing one-punch knockout power. Similarly, despite Jacob being knocked out in 2010 he still has the capability of handling the opponent’s strength.
Styles are what make incredible fights, and this is what most of the fans say. While fighting against Golovkin, Canelo was able to display his ability in fighting going backward as a counterpuncher in the first round and going forward as an aggressor in the rematch. Furthermore, Jacobs is a, and he fights much better as an aggressor moving forward as opposed to going back and fighting with his back foot. In this fight, each fighter might be different, and it’s going be a fight of who will make a better adjustment during the match.
On December 15, 2018, Canelo had an easy win against Rocky Fielding in Madison Square Garden while Alvarez had his first fight on DAZN making the match between the two a much bigger fight. Jacobs hadn’t fought in Las Vegas for a while since 2010 when he fought and lost to Dmitry Pirog, and since then he has been battling cancer. Jacobs won three consecutive matches beating Luis Arias, Sergiy Derevyanchenko and Maciej Sulecki until March 2017 when he lost to Golovkin.