Canelo Alvarez set for middleweight unification bout in Las Vegas

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Published on May 2, 2019 - Duration: 00:50s

Canelo Alvarez set for middleweight unification bout in Las Vegas

WBA and WBC middleweight boxing champion Canelo Alvarez faced off against IBF holder Daniel Jacobs in a pre-fight news conference ahead of their Saturday night showdown in Las Vegas.

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Canelo Alvarez set for middleweight unification bout in Las Vegas

SHOWS: LAS VEGAS, NEVADA, UNITED STATES.

(MAY 1, 2019) (GOLDENBOY-MUST COURTESY) 1.

(SOUNDBITE)(Spanish) WBA AND WBC MIDDLEWEIGHT CHAMPION, CANELO ALVAREZ, SAYING: (STARTS WITH WIDE SHOT) "I'm ready.

I'm ready to continue writing history like I always have.

I'll see you all Saturday night." 2.

(SOUNDBITE)(English) IBF MIDDLEWEIGHT CHAMPION, DANIEL JACOBS, SAYING: "This is the opportunity of a lifetime for me and I'm mostly excited to get in there and show the world that I am the best middleweight of my generation.

I've been saying it all the while but now I have an opportunity to prove it." 3.

(SOUNDBITE)(Spanish) WBA AND WBC MIDDLEWEIGHT CHAMPION, CANELO ALVAREZ, SAYING: "Look I'm a fighter that's fought all the styles.

What he brings on Saturday night is going to bring out the reaction in me as well to counter whatever he can bring." STORY: Canelo Alvarez and Daniel Jacobs faced off at their final pre-fight news conference in Las Vegas on Wednesday (May 1).

Both fighters will step into the ring on Saturday Night to unify their three middleweight world titles on Saturday.

The showdown is Alvarez's second in a five-year, 11-fight, 364 million dollar deal with online streaming service DAZN.

Alvarez Alvarez (51-1-2, 35 KOs) beat Gennady Golvkin in a majority decision for the WBA and WBC middleweight titles and went on to defeat Rocky Fielding in a third round knockout and gained the WBA super middleweight championship.

Jacobs (35-2, 29 KOs) has won his last three fights since losing to Golovkin in early 2017 at Madison Square Garden.

Jacobs beat Luis Arias and Poland's Maciej Sulecki in unanimous decisions, and recently defeated Ukraine's Serhiy Derevianchenko in a split decision in October to take the IBF middleweight title.

(Production:Peter Bullock)

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