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Alla Zakarian

16-04-2019 | 17:00 Boxing

Daniel Jacobs reveals the secret to beating Canelo Alvarez and wants Golovkin rematch

Daniel Jacobs believes he can secure himself the status as the best middleweight in the world with a victory over Canelo Alvarez. Jacobs also reveals the secret to beating Alvarez and announced he has a goal in mind to avenge his loss to Gennady Golovkin after he deals with Alvarez. Canelo will defend his WBA and WBC middleweight titles against IBF champion in a title unification fight in Las Vegas on Saturday 4th May 2019. The WBA champion often bullies his opponents due to his size and strength, Jacobs doesn’t believe this will be the case when they share the ring and revealed his game plan. “I study all the fights, and the ones I believed he lost as those are the fighters that showed his bad habits and the opponents were able to exploit them,” Jacobs said. “Canelo has great upper body and head movement, but his legs and his knees don’t hold up well. He doesn’t cut the ring off well like Sergey Derevyanchenko or Golovkin. We look at things like that. I’m one of the longest fighters that he’s faced too, and I’m so fast, so I think I can use all that to my advantage. “I’ve switched up the sparring partners a lot and we’ve worked a lot on footwork,” he continued. “I’ve been the come-forward aggressor in my previous fights, the power-puncher; Canelo takes a good shot and he’s very elusive with his upper body, so we wanted to make sure we’re faster on our feet, with our hands and with our combinations than in previous fights.” Jacobs and Alvarez have Gennady Golovkin as an opponent in common and IBF middleweight champion wants to avenge his loss. He was beaten by GGG by a close 12 round two years ago on March 18 in New York. “Victory would truly show the fans that whether you think I beat Golovkin or not,” Jacobs said. “I am the best Middleweight in the world. I’ve always said that I am the best, and I’ve also always been vocal that the win over Golovkin was taken from me. So, a win over Canelo puts a new idea in the fans’ minds that this guy is the best as he’s proven it against a guy that bean Golovkin – and then I can give Golovkin the rematch and prove that I am better than him.”

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