Trainer Andre Rozie insists Daniel Jacobs will not be taking a backward step when he faces Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez on May 4. The pair are set to square off at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas for the WBA (Super), WBC, The Ring and lineal middleweight titles, as well as the IBF middleweight title.
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Alvarez is a strong favourite to defend his titles and take the 32-year-old American’s IBF strap, with a record of 51 wins, two draws and one defeat on his CV. ‘Miracle Man’ Jacobs has won 35 and lost two of his bouts and beat Ukraine’s Serhiy Derevianchenko on points last time out.
Canelo was too hot for Britain’s Rocky Fielding in New York on December 15 last year but, according to Rozie, he will be under pressure from the first round next month. “I will be looking for Danny to be quite aggressive and quite diligent in his attack,” he said. “We’re going to be bringing the heat like you’ve never seen before.”