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.”