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REBEL HEARTS

At last, a showdown that goes against the 2019 trend of matching the best with the horribly overmatched. Carlos Acevedo weighs up Canelo Alvarez-Daniel Jacobs

Previewing the best upcoming fights around the world

THE LOOK: Jacobs may not have as many belts as Alvarez but he’s got a snazzy white suit
Photos: TOM HOGAN/HOGAN PHOTOS/GOLDEN BOY PROMOTIONS

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The star ratings indicate how well the writer believes the fighters match up, the fight(s)’ contextual significance, and how good the fight(s) will be

★★★★☆ CANELO-JACOBS

AT a time when nonstop HTML rebop and microphonedrop memes, in combination with the usual promotional/political schemes, seem to have overtaken boxing, Saul “Canelo” Alvarez and Daniel Jacobs, two of the top middleweights in the world, square off in a unification bout to act as a welcome counterbalance, of sorts, to a 2019 of flops. Alvarez and Jacobs meet at the T-Mobile Arena on Saturday May 4 – Cinco de Mayo weekend – in a scheduled 12-rounder with wide-ranging implications.

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CANELO vs JACOBS – In-depth preview and analysis of the middleweight unification fight DOMESTIC DUTIES – Dubois scores a stoppage, with Joyce and Gorman on the horizon THE GOLDEN TICKET – Joshua’s opponent for June 1 in New York is finally announced MUCH, MUCH MORE – Including a revealing interview with the cult hero, Dave Allen