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Daniel Jacobs: “Canelo hasn’t fought guys bigger than me, that can punch and move like I do”

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IBF middleweight champion Daniel ‘Miracle Man’ Jacobs 35-2 (29) is brimming with confidence ahead of his world title unification bout with WBC and WBA middleweight champion Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez 51-1-2 (35) at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada on May 4.

“I’m feeling confident. My confidence is through the roof. This is not my first rodeo. I plan on having a great camp and give a good show May 4th,” Daniel Jacobs said to Fightnews.com.

“It’s been a phenomenal experience. The love from the fans and I was surprised that I got the love, I received in Mexico City.”

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The 32-year-old Brooklynite will host his training camp in his home city under the watchful eye of his trainer Andre Rozier before heading out to the west coast to put the final touches on his preparation in California.

“We’re going to spend the beginning of the camp in New York and then finish off in California,” Jacobs said. “What’s pushing me for this camp is being the best I can be.”

Jacobs won the WBA 160-pound title in 2014 against Australian Jarrod Fletcher, making four successful title defences before losing his crown in a closely contested unification fight against a prime Gennady Golovkin two years ago.

“I learned a lot in that fight against Golovkin. I came up short but it was a true learning experience and I will carry that over for this fight,” Jacobs said.

Last year Jacobs annexed the vacant IBF title with a split decision victory over Sergey Derevyanchenko 12-1 (10) at New York’s Madison Square Garden last October.

Jacobs praised his opponent Alvarez, who he described as “extremely humble”, before adding that the 28-year-old Mexican idol hasn’t fought someone with his combination of size, power and movement.

“He is a great guy, an extremely humble guy and I have nothing bad to say about him. He is a very talented guy that is consistent. Canelo is a real good counter puncher and those are the traits we’re looking for in this fight,” Jacobs said.

“Canelo hasn’t fought guys bigger than me, that can punch and move like I do. I think he has challenges come May 4th.”

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