American Daniel Jacobs makes his super middleweight debut this weekend against Mexican Julio Cesar Chavez Jr., reports Prosports.kz.
The fight between the boxers will take place on December 20 (early in the morning on December 21 at the time of Nur-Sultan) in the American city of Phoenix. On the undercard of this fight, Kazakhstan Daniyar Eleusinov will enter the ring, he will fight with local boxer Alan Sanchez.
Tonight there will be a championship fight for the WBC flyweight title between Mexican Julio Aguilar and Christopher Rosales from Nicaragua.
But the main event of the evening will be a duel between Jacobs and Chavez. For Daniel, this is a debut in the second middleweight title. He had boxed in the middleweight division for a long time. As for Chavez, he's spent the extreme light heavyweight fight, but he's actually a middleweight boxer.
An obvious favorite of the meeting is Jacobs. A Wundermann is more versatile and technical than his counterpart. Julio Cesar Chavez is famous for its excellent retention. As a result, 12 rounds of uncompromising boxing are waiting for us.
It is interesting that both boxers have suffered their last defeats against Mexican Saul Alvarez. If for Jacobs the first battle with Chavez after the defeat against Canelo, then Julio Cesar managed to conduct a moderate heavyweight battle. In August of this year, Chavez Jr. retired in the first round of the Colombian Evert Bravo in his home country.
Jacobs took a short break after failing in a fight with Canelo in May this year. During this time, he managed to announce a separation from trainer Andre Rosier and the transition to super middleweight.
As the American believes, he will feel perfect in the second middleweight division. He does not have to drive 5-7 kg before the fights. You can't say about Chavez who drops 10 kg or more before each fight.
By the way, both boxers are in good shape and confident in their chances. It is very important for Daniel to give his debut a new weight with a win and to rehabilitate himself for the loss against Alvarez. This is a great opportunity for Julio Cesar Chavez to reaffirm himself.
If you speak directly about the fight itself, then Chavez is stylistically ideal for Jacobs. Julio Cesar will stagnate and wait for the right moment for the counterattack, while Daniel will work as the first number and offer his boxing pace. But something tells me that Jacobs Chavez can't drop, so the fight should go every 12 rounds. In this case, Daniel has a good chance of winning on points.
Unless she misses Chavez's Lakipanch. A Mexican can hit. Julio will count on such a blow. He understands that boxing an American will be very difficult. Where it is more correct to catch him attacking. Once Chavez Jr. shocked the whole world when he almost defeated former middleweight king Argentine Sergio Martinez.
According to Julio, he is fully prepared to cause a stir this weekend.
“This is the right fight to get me back to the top. Yes, there is a big risk due to his activities, but this is not a step for him as I am ready to fight and I want to win. I know I have the skills and courage to do this.
There are many good fighters at 168 pounds. Small names, but strong people. I feel like I can beat them all, and it starts with a win over a great boxer like Jacobs. I am a fighter and take risks, but it is right.
I think it's time to take a big step. It will be a good fight for the fans and after that I am ready to win another world title. Our fight with Danny is like a title fight because we are both real champions, ”said Chavez Jr.
Jacobs, in turn, is certain that a real thriller is waiting for boxing fans.
"I am very happy. I have fulfilled my dream of becoming a middleweight world champion and now I am striving to preserve my legacy by becoming world champion on two scales. There are some great champions and super middleweight champions, and I think I'll be stronger here.
The fight with Julio is a great test, it has the same goal as me. I am sure that our styles will offer fans a thriller, ”concluded Daniel.
On the undercard of this fight, the Olympic champion from Kazakhstan Daniyar Eleusinov will enter the ring. The promising welterweight contests a ten-round fight with Alan Sanchez, who lost his last duel in the technical round of 16 against the Russian Alexander Besputin. In general, the opponent Eleusinov has four defeats in professional.
In the coming fight Daniyar has to box his opponent confidently. Even so, Kazakhstan's thunder prepared well for this meeting after struggling with a master like Cuban Yuriorkis Gamboa. All of this should help our compatriot.
In addition to Eleusinov, well-known boxers such as Gabriel Rosado and Liam Smith appear on the undercard. In short, an interesting boxing evening awaits us.
The duel of Daniyar Eleusinov will be broadcast live by the television station Khabar. The show begins at 6:00 p.m. on December 21.