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Canelo vs Jacobs: Eddie Hearn wants to see Daniel Jacobs move up to 168

Daniel Jacobs’ promoter thinks the fighter should move to 168 for new opportunities.

Scott Christ is the managing editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2006.

Promoter Eddie Hearn was backing Daniel Jacobs in Saturday night’s fight with Canelo Alvarez, and his man came up short, losing a competitive but clear decision in the DAZN main event.

Hearn spoke at the press conference after about the decision and Jacobs’ future as of this moment.

On Daniel Jacobs’ performance in defeat

“I thought it was a good performance. I thought it was an intriguing fight. I don’t think it was necessarily the war we might get, but it was at times. I thought it was a very high-class fight, high-level fight between two elite fighters. I thought Danny had a relatively poor first half of the fight, and I thought that he won the back end of the fight. I scored it 115-113. I think he’ll kick himself a little bit, but it’s easy to say if he would have been a little bit more aggressive in the fight — he took some big shots, and so did Canelo, and they both showed a great chin.”

On Jacobs’ immediate future

“I see him moving to 168. I think he’s had a brilliant run at 160, and obviously now with the landscape with Canelo potentially fighting GGG, if that happens, and Demetrius (Andrade) waiting in the wings with the undisputed fight, I think the time is right for Danny to move up to the 168 division. I think it’ll be a new challenge. I think he’ll be a new monster there, as well. If that’s what his team decides, I think that would be a wise move.”

On the scores for the fight

“If I score it 115-113, then you can have it 116-112, you can have it a draw, but the right man won the fight, I think that’s the general consensus.”

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