News | Jun 07 2018

Danny Jacobs will fight Canelo Alvarez or box for the vacant IBF world title

All of sudden, Danny Jacobs is in a good place
Danny Jacobs
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JUST when it looked like Danny Jacobs was in for a long wait until his return to the top tier, suddenly he finds himself perfectly placed for either a lucrative showdown with Mexican superstar Canelo Alvarez or another world title fight.

Canelo Alvarez wants to return to action in September, after serving a six-month drug ban. Negotiations to reschedule his rematch with Gennady Golovkin have stalled and so Canelo’s team have turned their attentions to Jacobs, approaching the American with the fight.

“They’ve made us an offer,” Eddie Hearn, Jacobs’ promoter said. “Whether it’s an offer to try and force Golovkin to take the fight I don’t know, but we’re up for that fight.”