Hearn expects Canelo vs. Jacobs negotiations to start next week

0-CaneloFielding_Hoganphotos2.jpg

By Scott Gilfoid: Matchroom promoter Eddie Hearn says he believes negotiations will start next week with Golden Boy promotions for a fight between Saul Canelo Alvarez and IBF middleweight champion Daniel Jacobs for May 4 on DAZN at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Hearn says DAZN wants the Canelo vs. Jacobs fight NEXT, and then they want Alvarez to face Gennady Golovkin after that.

By Scott Gilfoid: Matchroom promoter Eddie Hearn says he believes negotiations will start next week with Golden Boy promotions for a fight between Saul Canelo Alvarez and IBF middleweight champion Daniel Jacobs for May 4 on DAZN at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Hearn says DAZN wants the Canelo vs. Jacobs fight NEXT, and then they want Alvarez to face Gennady Golovkin after that.

Golden Boy Promotions has not yet said who Canelo will be fighting next on May 4. Hearn is pushing very hard for the Canelo vs. Jacobs fight by mentioning it every chance he can get, but that doesn’t mean it’s going to happen. Canelo and Golden Boy Promotions will make a selection for what’s best for them. Jacobs (35-2, 29 KOs) might not be the one they want. There are a lot of different options available to them besides the New Yorker Jacobs. 

“Canelo molded into 168 and looked strong,” Matchroom Boxing promoter Eddie Hearn said to IFL TV about Alvarez’s fight last Saturday night against Rocky Fielding. “I still think middleweight is his weight, but I think he’s going to be very difficult to beat at 168 and 160,” Hearn said.

After the way Canelo dispatched Fielding at 168, the 160 pound weight class might not be the Mexican star’s best weight class after all. Canelo looked a lot more powerful than normal with him not having to drain down to 160. Canelo’s strength was much better at 168, and he was hurting Fielding with every punch. Canelo looked better at super middleweight than he had in his recent fights against Gennady Golovkin. Of course, it makes all the sense in the world for Hearn to plant the idea that Canelo is a better fighter at 160, as it would help increase the chances of a fight between him and Jacobs. Canelo facing Jacobs will bring in a lot of money to Hearn’s Matchroom Boxing USA promotion. 

Click here to read the full article on Boxing News 24.



London Fight Store