Daniel Jacobs is confident he can produce a “big upset” when he faces Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez in Saturday’s middleweight title fight.
The American will defend his IBF strap and look to add his Mexican opponent’s WBC and WBA ‘Super’ titles to his collection when the duo go head-to-head at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
Canelo is a multiple-time world champion in three weight classes, while his only defeat from 54 professional fights came at the hands of Floyd Mayweather Jr.
He is well-fancied to come out on top, but Jacobs is adamant that he will defy the odds and conquer the 28-year-old this weekend.
The 32-year-old, who came out on top when faced with the bigger battle of fighting bone cancer in 2011, told Sky Sports: “This is the pinnacle. Obviously it doesn’t get any bigger than fighting ‘Canelo’ Alvarez, who is probably one of the best middleweights in the world. “To have this opportunity, after all I’ve gone through in my life, shows that when you are dedicated, when you don’t ever, ever give up, anything is possible and I’m looking forward to accomplishing my dreams on Saturday night. “I think he’s special, but styles makes fights.
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You can be special against all your past opponents, especially when you’re the bigger guy and when you’re a power puncher in your respected division – but now he’s coming up to the big boys.” Jacobs added: “Anything is possible in the sport of boxing. You never know, he might not be able to get past my jab.
I can use my jab all night but if somehow he manages to get inside, I’ll have to go to a different style, or a different game plan. “We have so many different game plans and that’s the beautiful thing about what I display.
I have not only the gut and determination but I have the skill and we’re going to put everything together on Saturday night, and Canelo Alvarez is in for a big upset.”Copyright © 2020 Completesports.com All rights reserved. The information contained in Completesports.com may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without the prior written authority of Completesports.com.