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John David Jackson: Daniel Jacobs not as good as you think he is

Trainer John David Jackson shares his thoughts on why Daniel Jacobs is a little overrated.

Wil Esco is an assistant editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2014.

In this video interview with FightHub, trainer John David Jackson talks about working with Luis Arias for his fight against Daniel Jacobs this weekend and about how their preparation is coming along. Check it out.

Jackson on how training camp is going:

“Well the preparation for Daniel Jacobs fight with Luis Arias is going very well. He’s on track and he’s doing the things that need to be done in order to be victorious in this fight. One of the main things that we’re working on is the body attack because Luis’ body attack is so tremendous. And Jacobs, while he’s good, he’s a decent fighter — he’s not what they think he is or what he’s made out to be. So the body attack is what we need in this fight.”

On their strategy for fighting Jacobs:

“ be smart. Listen, break him down systematically. I won’t give you a game plan but he has to be smart and break Daniel down systematically, do what he does best, and just show the world what he does best and let Jacobs do what he thinks he does best — which is not a lot of much.

“Just tune in on November 11th. You’re gonna see a very, very good fight between one promising future world champion and one guy who’s trying to stay on top. The fight fans need to realize Jacobs is good but he’s not as good as the public sees him to be because his manager Al Haymon has done a great job with him. So Luis will be victorious come November 11th.”

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