By Neel Khagram
Luis Arias’ trainer does not believe Danny Jacobs is as good as he is “made out to be.”
John David Jackson, who famously guided Sergey Kovalev to unified light-heavyweight glory, feels his unbeaten charge will have too much for the ‘Miracle Man’, and that this weekend’s bout in New York simply presents itself as a stepping stone to eventual world title glory.
“Jacobs is a good, decent fighter, but he’s not what they think he is and made out to be,” Jackson said to FightHub.
“We need to be smart and break him down systematically, and do what Luis does best. Jacobs needs to do what he does best, which isn’t a whole lot.
“You’re going to see a solid fight between a future world champion, and one guy that is trying to stay on top.”
Jacobs, who holds notable victories over Peter Quillin and Sergio Mora (twice), will return to the ring for the first time since losing a close points decision to Gennady Golovkin in March.
The 30-year-old Brooklyn resident has targeted a rematch against ‘GGG’ or a fight against Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez next, but Jackson says his team has spotted enough weaknesses in Jacob’s style to scupper such plans and come out victorious on the night.
“The preparation for the Danny Jacobs fight is going really well,” said Jackson.
“[Luis is] on track doing things he needs to do to be victorious in the fight. The main thing we’re working on is the body attack, because Luis’ body attack is tremendous.
“Luis will be victorious come November 11th.”