Emotions were running high earlier today at the weigh-in for tomorrow night’s Canelo Alvarez vs Daniel Jacobs fight, and things boiled over a bit after the fighters made weight, with a little pull-apart scuffle after they aggressively went nose-to-nose.
Jacobs’ promoter Eddie Hearn told Sky Sports in the UK that he was taken aback a bit by Alvarez engaging Jacobs in that way.
“I’ve never seen Canelo Alvarez react like that before. It was surprising,” Hearn said. “I think they both instigated it, to be honest with you, but it surprised me that Canelo even wanted to engage like that. You saw it a little bit in the Golovkin (rematch), but this seemed like a more fiery Canelo Alvarez.
“I don’t know if that’s good news or bad news for Danny Jacobs, but he’s definitely rattled. Whether that ups his performance or makes him nervous, I don’t know, but it’s a nice little twist and a nice edge to this very important fight tomorrow night.”
Alvarez (51-1-2, 35 KO) is usually a calm, cool, and collected sport, but there was definitely some fire in his eyes after he and Jacobs (35-2, 29 KO) went face-to-face. Whether or not it’s just a bit to help sell the fight doesn’t really matter — it has people talking and paying attention in a way that frankly they were not before today, just in time to maybe sign up for DAZN and see the fight tomorrow night.