The world champion in three different weight classes Saul Canelo Alvarez entered this fight with a pro record of 51-1-2 (35 knockouts) and he is ranked as the No.1 middleweight in the world. He suffered his only loss when he faced Floyd Mayweather Jr in 2013 (via majority decision, Mayweather vs Alvarez), since then Canelo has collected nine victories and one draw, facing twice Gennady Golovkin: both fights ended with a controversial decision, a split decision draw the first one (Saul Canelo Alvarez vs Gennady Golovkin I) and a majority decision win the second one (4-stars fight, Gennady Golovkin vs Saul Canelo Alvarez II); after this bout he has beat Rocky Fielding in the super middleweight division (Saul Canelo Alvarez vs Rocky Fielding).
His opponent, the former Wba and current Ibf Mw champ Daniel Jacobs, has an official boxing record of 35-2-0 (29 KOs=83%) and he entered as the No.3 in the same weight class. He also faced GGG Golovkin in 2017 but he lost via unanimous decision (Golovkin vs Jacobs); after this bout he has won three fights defeating Maciej Sulecki (Daniel Jacobs vs Maciej Sulecki) and Sergiy Derevyanchenko in 2018 (Daniel Jacobs vs Sergiy Derevyanchenko). Canelo vs Jacobs is valid for the IBF, WBA and WBC World middleweight titles. Watch the video and rate this fight!
Where: T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Division: middleweight (160 lbs, 72.6 kg)
Title: IBF, WBA and WBC World middleweight titles
Canelo’s previous fight: Saul Canelo Alvarez vs Rocky Fielding
Jacobs’ previous fight: Daniel Jacobs vs Sergiy Derevyanchenko
Canelo’s next fight: Saul Canelo Alvarez vs Sergey Kovalev
Jacobs’ next fight: Daniel Jacobs vs Julio Cesar Chavez Jr
Canelo vs Jacobs full fight video:
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