• May 4, 2019

IBF middleweight champion Daniel 'Miracle Man' Jacobs defends his title against WBA (Super), WBC and The Ring middleweight champion Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez.

Saul Alvarez vs. Daniel Jacobs
Saul Alvarez
Saul Alvarez
Challenger
Daniel Jacobs
Daniel Jacobs
Champion
Country MexicoMexico USAUSA
Age 28 32
Height 5′ 8″ (173 cm) 5′ 11½″ (182 cm)
Reach 70½″ (179 cm) 73″ (185 cm)
Stance orthodox orthodox
Titles
WBC

WBA (Super)

The Ring

IBF
Record 51 - 1 - 2
(35 KOs)
35 - 2 - 0
(29 KOs)
KO% 69% 83%
Saul Alvarez won by unanimous decision (UD).

Date and Time

The fight will take place on May 4th at 9 pm.

Place

T-Mobile Arena on the Las Vegas Strip in Paradise (Nevada).

WBC The 'Mayan Belt'

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

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

Saul Alvarez

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.

Canelo

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

Canelo and his daughter

Daniel Jacobs

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.

- Daniel Jacobs,
IBF middleweight champion

Professional Career

Saul Alvarez defeated:

Saul Alvarez — Amir Khan KO

Saul Alvarez's victories

Saul Alvarez's victories

Saul Alvarez Highlights

The Defeats of Saul Alvarez

Alvarez has 1 defeat in his professional career.
Floyd Mayweather Jr. beats Canelo Alvarez with majority decision (MD).

The defeats of Saul Alvarez

The defeats of Saul Alvarez

Daniel Jacobs

Daniel Jacobs is an American professional boxer.
He is a two-time middleweight world champion, having held the IBF title.

The Golden Child

Daniel was raised by his mother, his grandmother and his aunts.

As an amateur boxer, Jacobs recorded 137 wins and 7 losses.

Miracle Man

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.

Daniel Jacobs

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?

- Daniel Jacobs,
IBF middleweight champion

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

Jacobs visited cancer patients in the hospital

Saul Alvarez

I have no doubt that I will be victorious and that I'll be one step away from becoming the undisputed middleweight world champion.

- Saul Alvarez,
WBA (Super), WBC and The Ring middleweight champion

Professional Career

Daniel Jacobs defeated:

  • Sergiy Derevyanchenko (SD),
  • Maciej Sulecki (UD),
  • Luis Arias (UD).

 Note

All three boxers had no defeats before fight with Jacobs

Daniel Jacobs's victories

Daniel Jacobs's victories

Daniel Jacobs Highlights

The Defeats of Daniel Jacobs

Jacobs has 2 defeats in his professional career:

 Note

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

The defeats of Daniel Jacobs

Odds

  • Alvarez to win: 4/11
  • Jacobs to win: 5/2
  • Draw: 18/1

Prediction

Saul Alvarez — Daniel Jacobs Prediction

Source: sportometer.net

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