March 21, 2019

International Boxing Federation middleweight champion Daniel Jacobs is set to defend his title against Canelo Alvarez on May 4 after wrapping up a three-stop, international press tour that began in Jacob’s home state of New York, traveled to Alvarez’s home country of Mexico, and ended at the Microsoft Theatre in downtown Los Angeles, California this week.

"I have the will and desire to go inside to go in that ring and be victorious and I see myself with my hand raised by the end of night. I know the odds are stacked against me and Canelo's resume speaks for itself, but he's never faced a tall, fast and big guy all at once and that's what I'm going to give him. We're going to give you what you're looking for and the fans going to get a great fight come May 4," said Jacobs, (35-2, 29KO) who will be making the first defense of the IBF 160 pound title after defeating Sergiy Derevynchenko in October 2018. 

Alvarez, (50-1, 35KO) will be making his second attempt at an International Boxing Federation title following his split-draw against then IBF champion Gennady Golovkin in September 2018. 

"I know Jacobs is a tough opponent and it's going to be work, but I've always believed to be the best you must beat the best. I love challenges. I want people to experience a good fight when they come watch my fights. I may lose, but my heart is a winning heart and I want to give the fans a spectacular finish and I'm going to put up a good fight."

Alvarez v. Jacobs takes place May 4, 2019 live on DAZN from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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