Daniel Jacobs wants GGG rematch, Jermall Charlo, Saunders or Callum in 2020
By Robert Addams: Daniel Jacobs has big plans for 2020, and he’s hoping to get a world title shot at 168 or fights against Gennadiy Golovkin and Jermall Charlo. Jacobs (36-3, 30 KOs) is coming off of a 5th round injury stoppage victory over Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. (51-4-1, 33 KOs) last Friday night at the Talking Stick Resort Arena, in Phoenix, Arizona.
Chavez Jr. quit after the 5th round due to a broken nose. Little did boxing fans know at the time that Jacobs shattered Chavez’s nose with a big uppercut in the 5th, and was too hurt to continue.
Although Chavez Jr. took a lot of criticism for quitting, he did the right thing. His nose was too injured for him to continue fighting, and he wouldn’t have been effective trying to fend off Jacob’s attacks with him unable to breathe properly.
This is Jacobs’ wish list for 2020:
- Gennadiy Golovkin
- Jermall Charlo
- Billy Joe Saunders
- Callum Smith
What Jacobs fails to realize is there won’t be much interest from U.S boxing fans in seeing him fight Saunders or Callum, because the casuals aren’t familiar with them. To be blunt, Callum and Saunders aren’t even popular in their own countries in the UK. Even if Jacobs beats one of them, it won’t register with American boxing fans.
If the goal is to make Jacobs a star, Saunders and Callum aren’t going to accomplish that task. It’ll take a win for Jacobs over Jermall or GGG to take his career to the next level. In the meantime, Jacobs will likely take a stay busy fight in early 2020 against a recognizable name
If Golovkin or Jermall agree to fight Jacobs, they’ll need to come up to 168 to make the fight happen, because ‘The Miracle Man’ can’t come down to 160. That’s a weight class that Jacobs can no longer make without weakening himself dramatically, and we saw that in his loss to Canelo Alvarez. Had Jacobs been 100 percent full strength for that fight, he might have taken Canelo apart like he did Chavez Jr. Jacobs hits very hard, and his punch placement is excellent.
Jacobs ready for the biggest fights at 168
“I want to fight the biggest in the division,” Jacobs said. “I want Jermall Charlo and GGG [Gennadiy Golovkin] again. There’s Billy Joe Saunders and a lot of other champions.”
Jacobs’ promoter Eddie Hearn of Matchroom has the deep pockets to get GGG or Charlo to make a fight with him. In fact, Hearn has already offered the unbeaten Jermall (30-0, 22 KOs) a one-fight deal for him to compete on DAZN.
If Charlo agrees to the deal, then a fight between him and Jacobs would be likely match that we could see happening. Likewise, Hearn has Golovkin (40-1-1, 35 KOs) that fights on DAZN, and he would be a possible option for Jacobs in the second half of 2020. For now, IBF middleweight champion GGG has a mandatory defense due against Kamil Szeremeta in March or April next year.
Nevertheless, it’s unlikely that Golovkin will agree to fight Jacobs again next year, since he’s trying to get a trilogy match against Canelo Alvarez. It’s too risky for GGG to face Jacobs before he gets the cash out fight against Canelo.