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Canelo Jacobs Mexico City Press Conference
MEXICO CITY (March 1, 2019): Canelo Alvarez (50-1-2, 34 KOs), WBC, WBA, Lineal and Ring Magazine Middleweight World Champion, and Daniel "Miracle Man" Jacobs(35-2, 29 KOs), IBF Middleweight World Champion, completed the second stop of their three-city press tour with a full day of interviews and a press conference at the TV Azteca Studios in Mexico City, Mexico. The 12-round unification fight will take place at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas Saturday May 4 and will be streamed live exclusively on DAZN.
CANELO ALVAREZ, WBC, WBA, Lineal and Ring Magazine Middleweight World Champion:
"It's important to fight in May and September on the dates where Mexican fighters have represented the country. I accept the responsibility of participating in big fights like these. It's an honor to represent my country the way others have."
"This will not be my last fight at 160 pounds. It's the weight where I feel best. I will be here for a while. I would still like to have challenges at 168, but I'm fine at 160 pounds."
"All fighters look for the knockout. It's always spectacular. I will go out there to look for it. But I will train for 12 rounds. If the opportunity for the knockout presents itself, I will take it."
DANIEL JACOBS, IBF Middleweight World Champion:
"This means everything to me. I take my hat off to Canelo for accepting this fight. He's a true champion to me. That said, it's our duty to make sure you all receive a great fight. I will bring my arsenal to make sure it's a great fight."
"Whether it ends by knockout or decision, you will see a great battle. I can speak for Canelo and myself by saying that we will give everything in this fight. I guarantee that I will not only be champion on May 4, but also king."