Now it's official … and the stage has already been announced!
This is the battle that will take place on May 4th in the modern arena of T-Mobile in the city of Las Vegas, Nevada (United States), the Mexican Saúl -Canelo-Álvarez and the American Daniel Jacobs in the leading role.
The Nevada Athletic Commission, based in Las Vegas, gave permission for the fight organized by the Golden Boy Promotions company that holds the ex-boxer and sixfold monarch of the world in various categories of Oscar de la Hoya.
Canelo Álvarez took over the Super Middleweight scepter (168 pounds) on December 15th (in a lawsuit in the emblematic Madison Square Garden in New York) by defeating the knockout Brit Rocky Fildeng.
As expected, the Mexican boxer, with a 51-1-2 career record, 35 no wins, despite winning the 168-pound belt, would have his next fight in the middleweight category,
It will hardly be the first defense he will make of the middleweight belt, which has the approval of the World Boxing Association and the World Boxing Council – won on September 15, 2018 by beating by majority decision Gennady Golovkin from Kazakhstan. Before, on September 16, 2017, Canelo Alvarez and Golovkin tied a tight fight that is also held on the T-Mobile in Las Vegas.
The announced fight Canelo Alvarez-Jacobs will call for the unification of the medium. It was reported that it would be a (unifying) fight because Jacobs is the middleweight titleholder who supports the International Boxing Federation (IBF).
For the most acute experts, this competition will have a "special attraction" because of the American and he gave an excellent demonstration when he was confronted with Golovkin two years ago.
Analysts also recalled that "the fight was so close, difficult and tough that there were journalists who saw" the American "winning who was a worthy rival to the Kazakh hunter.
The official announcement
The Mexican journalist Salvador Rodriguez, a boxing reporter for the ESPN sports platform, confirmed that Canelo and Jacobs will fight at T-Mobile on May 4th.
It was also specified that the process for the unification of the median scepter will be. The middleweight crowns endorsed by the WBC, the WBA and the FIB will be disputed.
Canelo Alvarez crosses gloves with Jacobs for the fourth time at T-Mobile.
In the modern facility, with a capacity to accommodate about 22,000 people, Canelo Alvarez was inaugurated and defeated a little over two years ago by knockout in the sixth round, the British Amir Khan.
In the same scenario, also in May 2017, his compatriot Julio César Chávez Jr reached 164 pounds in a court case.
And on two occasions he played in two battles with Golovkin. The first, on 16 September 2017, resulted in tables, but on 15 September 2018 Canelo Alvarez won the 160-pound belt for the second time.