Brought together middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez is set to make his 2019 introduction when he guards the WBA and WBC middleweight titles against IBF titlist Daniel Jacobs in a title unification session May 4 from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
The 28-year-old Alvarez (51-1-2, 35 KOs) is unbeaten in his last nine battles (9-0-1) since enduring the main flaw on his record to Floyd Mayweather Jr. in September 2013. After two merciless wars with Gennady Golovkin, Alvarez climbed to super middleweight in December and pushed through Rocky Fielding in three rounds to catch the WBA belt and become a three-division best on the planet.
In the interim, Jacobs (35-2, 29 KOs) has bounced back bigly after he lost the WBA title to Gennady Golovkin in March 2017 — an extremely restricted choice that many boxing intellectuals felt the “Marvel Man” won. He’s won three straight sessions, with the feature of vanquishing Sergiy Derevyanchenko by split choice in October to win the IBF title.