Daniel Jacobs can succeed where Rocky Fielding has failed by utilizing his size advantage over Saul's Canelo & # 39; Alvarez, according to Eddie Hearn.
IBF champion Jacobs confronts Alvarez – who holds the WBA and WBC belts – during a fight for the unification of middleweights that puts mouth water on May 4, with the pair at the top of the card at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
Canelo is back to the game at 160 pounds after a brief transition to the super middleweight, while he dismounted Fielding in three rounds despite his opponent not only at the limit but also several inches taller than the Mexican.
Jacobs was visibly the biggest player when he opposed face-to-face shots with his next opponent at Wednesday's press conference, although promoter Hearn insists that he is not the only player to win. American Hearn insists that the American will not rely solely on his physical traits to win the biggest win of his career.
"No disrespect to Rocky, he's not as good as Daniel Jacobs," Hearn told Omnisport.
"He [Fielding] makes a lot of mistakes; he sat on the ropes, he did not use his feet, he was probably impressed by the opportunity – all that Danny Jacobs was not going to be.
"Danny Jacobs will not let Canelo attack the body like Rocky did and all kinds of different things." Danny Jacobs is not as big as Rocky Fielding, but he certainly has a huge size advantage over in Canelo – do not forget, Danny Jacobs is considerably taller than Gennady Golovkin, who is much bigger than Canelo.
"It's definitely a benefit, but you have to use the size." Fielding did not use his size and he may not have been good enough to use his size, but Danny can use his attributes and he has the skill to make it count. "
Jacobs became world champion after winning the victory over Sergiy Derevyanchenko last October. He had not managed to compete with Golovkin for the WBA and WBC titles the previous year, although he became the first opponent to take the Kazakh at distance over 12 rounds.
However, Hearn thinks the 32-year-old New Yorker – nicknamed "Miracle Man" after defeating cancer to resume his boxing career – has the opportunity to make a statement that will impact the world by defeating Canelo on weekends of Cinco de Mayo.
"It's a fight that can lead you to world-wide celebrity, not just national celebrity," he said.
"But perhaps more importantly for Danny, it's a battle where his story can really be heard around the world.And there is no one who would not see the pictures and n '# 39; would not hear stories that would not be inspired by this great young man. "