Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez and Daniel Jacobs could know by the end of the month whether the most anticipated bout on the current boxing schedule will become a Vegas party.
The pair will clash on May 4, exclusively live on DAZN Stateside and Sky Sports in the UK, for the WBA Super, WBC and IBF World middleweight belts.
Alvarez and Jacobs confirmed their showdown last week –– but it has yet to have a confirmed venue or location.
Golden Boy Promotions are shopping the duel to various parties around the U.S. but have already placed a hold on the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The Nevada State Athletic Commission will review the request for the fight to happen at that venue when they meet at their next monthly agenda hearing on January 29 at the Las Vegas headquarters.
“The decision to approve Golden Boy’s request is currently on the budget for our January 29 meeting,” Bob Bennett, executive director of the NSAC, said recently. “It’s standard practice for all requests to be reviewed by the chairman and the commissions and this event is no exception to that rule.”
‘Canelo’ has boxed at the venue four times since it opened and was last in action at Madison Square Garden in New York when he took Rocky Fielding’s WBA ‘Regular’ World title up at super-middleweight, stopping the Englishman inside three rounds.
Jacobs, meanwhile, took on gym-mate Sergiy Derevyanchenko for the vacant IBF crown back in October and he, just like Alvarez, will have to meet the IBF’s 10-pound rehydration clause at the second-day weigh-in.
Neither fighter will be allowed to exceed 170 pounds at 8am on the day of the fight and, should it not be made by either, there is a penalty of several hundred thousand dollars per pound over the contracted weight.
Further details will be revealed in due course.
Article by: Elliot Foster