IBF middleweight champion Daniel 'Miracle Man' Jacobs defends his title against WBA (Super), WBC and The Ring middleweight champion Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez.
|Height||5′ 8″ (173 cm)||5′ 11½″ (182 cm)|
|Reach||70½″ (179 cm)||73″ (185 cm)|
|Record||51 - 1 - 2
|35 - 2 - 0
The fight will take place on May 4th at 9 pm.
T-Mobile Arena on the Las Vegas Strip in Paradise (Nevada).
World Boxing Council (WBC) has officially confirmed that it will sanction the 'Mayan belt' for the upcoming May 4 unification match between Canelo Alvarez and Daniel Jacobs.
The WBC, since 2017, has been issuing special belts for contests taking place on Cinco de Mayo and Mexican Independence Day weekend - under the name 'Adolfo López Mateos' - and for Canelo-Jacobs they will deliver a belt detailed in jade, gold and silver, representative of Mayan crafts and culture located south of the Mexican Republic.
WBC The Mayan Belt
|Division||Boxer №1||Boxer №2|
|super middleweight||John Ryder||Bilal Akkawy|
|super featherweight||Lamont Roach||Jonathan Oquendo|
|super lightweight||Pablo Cesar Cano||Michael Perez|
|super lightweight||Vergil Ortiz Jr||Mauricio Herrera|
|welterweight||Sadam Ali||Anthony Young|
Saul Alvarez is a Mexican professional boxer.
He is a multiple-time world champion in three weight classes, having held the unified WBA (Super), WBC, Ring magazine.
There are eight children in the Alvarez family: seven boys and one girl.
All brothers engaged in boxing. Three of them, Ramón, Ricardo and Rigoberto, became professional boxers, and Rigoberto Alvarez is former interim WBA world champion.
Saul started boxing at the age of 13.
At the age of 15 he made his debut in professional boxing.
Saul's nickname 'Canelo' is translated from Spanish as "cinnamon", which is a common nickname for people with red hair.
Canelo has one daughter with a former girlfriend.
Canelo and his daughter
I don’t want to be one of those guys where people say, ‘Well, he fought this guy and he was like (Miguel) Cotto’.
You know, when Canelo fought Cotto there was a lot of talk that Cotto was past his prime and that he had no chance (to win). And that was evident when they fought.
I don’t want that to happen. I want to be respected for beating Canelo at his best.
Saul Alvarez defeated:
Saul Alvarez's victories
Alvarez has 1 defeat in his professional career.
Floyd Mayweather Jr. beats Canelo Alvarez with majority decision (MD).
The defeats of Saul Alvarez
Daniel Jacobs is an American professional boxer.
He is a two-time middleweight world champion, having held the IBF title.
Daniel was raised by his mother, his grandmother and his aunts.
As an amateur boxer, Jacobs recorded 137 wins and 7 losses.
In 2011 Jacobs was diagnosed with osteosarcoma, a form of bone cancer. If his doctor liked his chances for survival, they were much less sanguine about the possibility for him to continue as a professional athlete.
It was a shocker. I’ve seen a lot in my life and nothing really shocked me, just being where I’m from. But this was unexpected.
It just hit me, like, I HAVE CANCER? ME?
And yet not only would Jacobs end up making a full recovery, but he would go on to mount a stirring comeback in the ring.
Dubbed 'The Miracle Man', in his return from illness, Jacobs also offered a new hook for the PR flacks, a storyline that could perhaps woo all, from Madison Avenue to the heartland.
Jacobs visited cancer patients in the hospital
I have no doubt that I will be victorious and that I'll be one step away from becoming the undisputed middleweight world champion.
Daniel Jacobs defeated:
All three boxers had no defeats before fight with Jacobs
Daniel Jacobs's victories
Jacobs has 2 defeats in his professional career:
Alvarez fought Golovkin twice: first, their fight was declared a draw, then he defeated Gennady, who at that time had no defeat in his professional career
The defeats of Daniel Jacobs