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Canelo Álvarez tries to unify titles and feelings against Daniel Jacobs

Canelo Álvarez tries to unify titles and feelings against Daniel Jacobs

Saúl «Canelo» Álvarez will have to face two great rivals at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas: New Yorker Daniel Jacobs in a middleweight title unification duel and the disbelief of a part of the Mexican fans, which does not end with accept him as one of your great champions.

In what is now the usual preamble to the celebration of the Cinco de Mayo festivities, Álvarez (52-1-2) exposes the middleweight belts of the World Boxing Council (WBC), World Boxing Association (WBA), Lineal and Ring Magazine, before a Jacobs (35-2), who for his part, exposes the sash of the International Boxing Federation (FIB) to define the best of the division today.

Under these conditions it is not uncommon to think that a victory for Canelo would help him continue to cement his already successful career, but it could still leave his detractors with doubts, who label him a “pretty boy” of boxing.

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I’m tired of saying it. People who want to believe, who do and those who don’t, never will. I am a boxer who fights for his country, for his people. I am a champion and against Jacobs I am going to show again that I keep improving. I have beaten the best, what else could I do? “Álvarez told AFP.

On this occasion, the red-haired fighter will face a combative opponent who, in addition to being a champion, has faced other champions such as the Kazakh Gennady Golovkin and who earned the nickname “The Miracle” after overcoming an aggressive cancer that had condemned him to give up boxing for good, according to the doctors.

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I never back down. I can say that Canelo is the strongest fighter that I have faced but I can also say that I am the toughest opponent that he has had in front of him. So this is simply the fight of the year, “Jacobs told AFP.

– “Try to finish it as soon as possible” –

Álvarez and Jacobs are two rivals in style, with few provocative words but good physique, an iron jaw and a reputation for not being afraid of exchange.

This is how they are described by the president of Golden Boy Promotions, Oscar de la Hoya, who says that the Brooklyn native was the perfect choice for the Mexican because of his credentials.

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“We had been following him for a long time and we understood that the fight had to take place. Jacobs is a great fighter and a tremendous human being, “De La Hoya told AFP.

«We Mexicans like to go to the front. I have seen that Daniel also likes to fight, so this can be the kind of fight that our people like. I can only promise that when the bell rings I will go on top to try to knock him down. I don’t know how the fight will end but I will try to finish it as soon as possible, “added Álvarez.

The festivities frame includes the delivery to the winner of the CMB emerald belt made by Huichol and Chiapas artisans. AFP

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