Canelo Alvarez, WBC and WBA middleweight, and Daniel "Miracle Man" Jacobs, meet the press ahead of their big showdown May 4.
Canelo Alvarez, (50-1-2, 34 KOs), WBC and WBA Middleweight Champion, and Daniel "Miracle Man" Jacobs (35-2, 29 KOs), the IBF Middleweight titleholder, completed the final stop of their three-city press tour with a press event at Microsoft Theater at L.A. Live on Tuesday. The 12-round unification fight will take place at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada on Saturday, May 4.
Below is what the respective teams had to say at the event:
CANELO ALVAREZ, WBC, WBA Middleweight Champion:
"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."
DANIEL JACOBS, IBF Middleweight Champion:
"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."
EDDY REYNOSO, Head Trainer and Manager of Canelo Alvarez:
"Our objective this year is win all the belts and become the first Mexican to win the all the world championships."
JOSE "CHEPO" REYNOSO, Trainer and Manager of Canelo Alvarez:
"The moment he set foot in the gym we knew he was something special, the day he debuted he was great, but the day he retires the world will know how great of a fighter he is."
ANDRE ROZIER, Trainer of Danny Jacobs:
"Jacobs is the best middleweight walking on this planet, his capabilities, skillset and gentleman ship will be what wins the fight on May 4."