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Carl Froch says Canelo too strong, Daniel Jacobs lashes same-day weigh-in

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Former unified super middleweight champion Carl ‘The Cobra’ Froch believes that world middleweight champion Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez 51-1-2 (35) will be too strong for Daniel ‘Miracle Man’ Jacobs 35-2 (29) when the pair clash at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada this Saturday night.

Froch, who claimed the WBC, IBF and WBA 168-pound crowns across three title reigns, retired five years ago with a record of 33-2 (24) and now works as a colour commentator for Sky Sports.

“I think Jacobs is a good fighter, he is fast, he is big and is a world champion, but Canelo is too strong. He has the power and I believe at this moment he is the best there is, he is at his peak. I believe Canelo is going to win,” Froch told Fightnews.

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The 41-year-old from Nottingham elaborated on his decision to retire after reversing a loss to Mikkel Kessler and twice stopping future world champion George Groves.

“I retired because I lost the desire to fight. I didn’t want to do it anymore,” Froch said. “I’m still in good shape. I weigh around 185. I could easily go down to 175 pounds but I have three kids now, a family, why would I want to come back? That’s it for me.”

Meanwhile Jacobs has lashed out at Alvarez’s promoter Golden Boy after it was revealed neither fighter would be permitted to weigh higher than 170-pounds at 8am on the morning of the fight. For each pound over same-day weigh in limit, a penalty of $100,000 would apply.

“You don’t control boxing because you are the biggest man in the sport. You don’t start dictating what happens in weigh stipulations,” Jacobs said to Fighthub.

“Never in my life. This is like new to me, this whole weight stipulation thing and contracts on everything else other than. And for me, I’m a true fighter, so I’m going do the things that I need to do and I understand that this is the biggest fight that can be made so I had to take that chance.”

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