Feature | Apr 16 2019

Danny Jacobs on facing death and Canelo Alvarez

Danny Jacobs thinks Canelo Alvarez should have lost both of his fights with Gennady Golovkin. He details the Mexican star's flaws
Danny Jacobs
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CANELO ALVAREZ might believe Danny Jacobs deserved to beat Gennady Golovkin. But IBF titlist Jacobs does not afford the Mexican star the same courtesy. In contrast he believes Alvarez, now the WBC and WBA middleweight champion, was fortunate to escape from his two fights with “GGG” unbeaten and with the world titles.

“I give Canelo all the respect in the world. He’s definitely top 10, pound for pound. There are some controversial fights that he’s had that where I thought he lost, including both Golovkin fights. But I respect any man that has the courage to fight, as this is a kill or be killed sport but that’s where the respect ends. As far as getting in the ring with him goes, I want to be the victor. I want to take his head off and prove that I am the best gladiator in the world. That’s my true intentions so there’s no respect when it comes to that. But we’re both gentlemen and in my opinion, we’re great ambassadors for the sport. But take that away, and it’s going to be a blood sport in the ring,” Jacobs said.