Canelo vs Jacobs :
The Mexican sensation Canelo drops back down to 160lbs after dismantling Britain’s Rocky Fielding in his last bout, where he became a three-weight world champion.
Following on from his two epic bouts with Gennady Golovkin, Alvarez (35-1-2) now holds the WBA (Super), WBC, The Ring, and lineal middleweight titles – and is coming after the IBF belt here.
Jacobs (35-2) is a very capable fighter and won the vacant strap against Serhiy Derevianchenko in October 2018, taking the fight by split-decision.
When is Canelo vs Jacobs?
THIS unification showdown is all set for Saturday, May 4.
It will be held at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
The main event is expected in the early hours of Sunday morning on this side of the Atlantic, with the ring walks around 5am UK time.
Which TV channel or live stream can I watch it on?
YOU can catch the fight and the undercard live on Sky Sports Main Event and Action.
Coverage will begin at 12.30am.
If you’re not a Sky subscriber, grab a NOW TV pass from just £8.99 to stream all the action to your mobile, tablet or PC.
And here on SunSport we will be providing a comprehensive LIVE BLOG from Sin City, so you don’t miss any of the drama.
What are the latest odds?
All odds via SportNation.betCanelo Alvarez win: 4/21Daniel Jacobs win: 16/5Fight to go the distance?Yes: 1/2No: 6/4Canelo Alvarez by KO or TKO: 2/1Daniel Jacobs by KO or TKO: 15/2Draw: 21/1All predictions from StarSpreads.comCanelo Alvarez win: 76%Daniel Jacobs win: 20%Draw: 4%Exact fight minutes: 30 minutesTotal rounds: 9
Who is on the undercard?
AS well as the main event, there’s titles on the line in a packed undercard from Paradise.
Bilal Akkawy and Islington’s very own John Ryder are set to go head-to-head for the WBA interim super-middleweight title, while promising unbeaten youngster Vergil Ortiz Jr faces Mauricio Herrera.
Here’s how the evening will play out:
- Saul Alvarez vs Daniel Jacobs – WBC, WBA and IBF middleweight title
- John Ryder (27-4) vs Bilal Akkawy (20-0-1) – interim WBA super-middleweight
- Lamont Roach (18-0) vs Jonathan Oquendo (30-5) – WBO international super featherweight
- Vergil Ortiz Jr (12-0) vs Mauricio Herrera (24-8) – super lightweight
- Sadam Ali (27-2 vs Anthony Young (20-2) – welterweight