Jacobs vs Canelo Live Stream, Boxing info: Cinco de Mayo weekend is coming up and Mexican boxing superstar Canelo Alvarez is set for one of the most difficult matchups of his career. Alvarez will look to unify three of the four recognized middleweight world titles when he stakes his WBA and WBC belts against IBF champion Daniel Jacobs.
Daniel Jacobs vs Canelo Alvarez
English Premier League
Place: T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas
Time: 9:00pm EST
Jacobs vs Canelo Live Stream
Jacobs is a legitimate threat to beat Alvarez, unlike the latter’s last opponent Rocky Fielding. Despite a huge size advantage as Alvarez moved up to 168 pounds to challenge for a lesser WBA title, Fielding looked disinterested and bowed out in the third round from a body shot. Don’t look for a fighter of Jacobs’ ilk to go softly into a good night.
If Alvarez does beat him, you can bet there will be a battle. Alvarez deserves all the credit in the world for taking this fight. It’s a tough matchup against a taller, skilled opponent with a real chance to compete or even win this fight. If Alvarez was still fighting on pay-per-view, this fight would be an automatic purchase for boxing fans.
Don’t be surprised to see some fighters, trainers, and members of the media picking Jacobs to get the win. Jacobs lost a disputed decision against Gennady Golovkin in 2017 and has won three straight fights en route to this huge opportunity. The cancer-survivor has the heart and will, and he’s also performing in his hometown of New York. All things considered, he couldn’t ask for a better opportunity. The question is: will he seize it?
The main event had better be good because the undercard doesn’t look special–at least not on paper. The fight that will set the table for Alvarez-Jacobs is a battle for the interim WBA super middleweight title between John Ryder and Bilal Akkawy.
Here are the other fights on the card:
- Lamont Roach vs. Jonathan Oquendo
- Vergil Ortiz Jr. vs. Mauricio Herrera
- Sadam Ali vs. Anthony Young
- Francisco Esparza vs. Aram Avagyan