Daniel Jacobs plans to punish Gabe Rosado for past trash talk when they clash at the Hard Rock Live at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida, on Friday.
Having won WBA and IBF championships at 160lbs, Jacobs is settling into the super-middleweight division with the dogged Rosado the next obstacle as he angles for a shot at one of the 168lbs champions. After 11 months out of the ring, Jacobs is keen to take out his frustrations on Philadelphia’s Rosado (25-12-1, 14 KOs) and settling their longstanding beef in the ring.
“I think I beat him in every category and I will show that on Friday night, plain and simple. My goal for taking this fight is to make him eat his words – there’s levels to this game and I’ll show I’m beyond this guy,” said Brooklyn stalwart Jacobs (36-3, 30 KOs).
“We’ve had similar opponents and look at my performances versus his against the same opposition. My resume and skillset speak volumes, take nothing away from Gabe but it is what it is, and I will show him.
“He understands that this is his last opportunity and, let’s be clear, I am giving him this chance, he hasn’t earned it, he talked his way into this fight.
“You are going to see a more improved and enhanced Daniel Jacobs. It’s my second fight at super-middleweight, I had a great camp, I am very comfortable at 168lbs and I am looking forward to putting in a stellar performance on Friday night. I get the chance to shut this man’s mouth once and for all.
“For me, this is an opportunity to shut a man’s mouth that has been speaking bad about me over the past few years. We both know the things he’s said, the hate that he’s been giving me and the jealousy that resides in his heart.”
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