Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez is moving back down to middleweight
Daniel Jacobs will take on Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez in a middleweight unification bout on May 4 after signing a three-fight deal with Matchroom USA.
IBF champion Jacobs (35-2-KO29) will bid for the WBA and WBC belts held by Alvarez (50-1-2-KO34), who is also the Lineal and Ring Magazine champion at 160lbs.
Daniel Jacobs will put his IBF world title on the line on May 4
Canelo claimed those belts when he defeated Gennady Golovkin in September and he has since stepped up to super-middleweight to take the the WBA belt at 168lbs from Rocky Fielding with a third-round stoppage.