For the better part of the last three years, rumors have swirled about the possibility of former WBC middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. (49-2-1, 32 KO) fighting Gennady Golovkin and/or fellow countryman Canelo Alvarez.
Updated: Dec 24, 2016
Last fight: TK0 7 Sergio Mora, Sep 19, 2016
Next fight: Gennady Golovkin, March 18, 2017
Weight: 159½ (Most recent bout)
Daniel "Danny" Jacobs is an American professional boxer who has held the WBA (Regular) middleweight title since 2014.
Nicknamed the "Miracle Man," Jacobs' career was almost cut short in 2012 due to cancer. He went on to make a full recovery after spending 19 months out of the sport.
On December 5, 2015 Jacobs scored his biggest win against Peter Quillin by TKO in the first round. Howeverr, many, including Floyd Mayweather felt that the fight was halted too early.
Immediately after Canelo Alvarez captured the WBO Junior Middleweight on September 17, by stopping incumbent title holder Liam Smith with a vicious body shot, Golden Boy Promotions founder Oscar De la Hoya dropped an unexpected bomb on the media in attendance at the post-fight press conference, announcing an eight figure offer made to Gennady Golovkin for a potential fight deal with his Mexican superstar.
It was reported last Friday, October 14, that former pound for pound king Floyd Mayweather Jr. was back in the gym, sparring publicly for the first time since announcing his retirement in September of 2015.
Boxing history is replete with scenarios where champions or star fighters moved up in weight seeking bigger challenges and greater spoils.
While Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum was in Los Angeles, California, promoting Top Rank's November 5 PPV event, the five decade boxing executive had some words for his former fighter, Oscar De la Hoya, on how he's treated Golden Boy Promotions' controversial position on the seemingly imminent showdown between Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin.