Daniel Jacobs is happy to be Gennady Golovkin's next opponent, says Eddie Hearn
By Neel Khagram
Last Updated: 16/11/17 2:12pm
Daniel Jacobs is ready to fight Gennady Golovkin next, says Eddie Hearn.
'The Miracle Man' lost a close points decision to the Kazakh in March, but successfully returned to winning ways last weekend after outpointing Luis Arias in New York - his first fight under the Matchroom Boxing banner.
Promoter Hearn insists a rematch with 'GGG' can happen next if the unified middleweight champion cannot agree terms to fight Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez in the first quarter of 2018.
"I said to Tom Loeffler the other day, 'Listen, if Canelo-Golovkin doesn't happen, we're ready to go with Jacobs-GGG II,' Hearn said to the Inside Boxing Live podcast.
"We want to get our date, know that Danny Jacobs can have four, five weeks off with his family, enjoy his Christmas and get straight back into camp.
"I think that's important for any fighter, to have a strategy and a plan and a schedule, rather than just waiting for a call that might take three or four months to come.
"That's very disheartening to be so inactive, and the plan with Danny Jacobs is to be as busy as possible."
Jacobs spoke to Sky Sports after last Saturday's victory and said he has also targeted the winner of Billy Joe Saunders' world title defence against David Lemieux, which is set to take place on December 16, in Canada.
The British southpaw responded by stating he will "definitely get it on" with the 32-year old if he comes through unscathed, and Hearn says the winner is an option.
"I think the winner of [Saunders-Lemieux] fight against Danny Jacobs is a natural fight as well," said Hearn.
"Our concern is if Lemieux wins, they'll try and hold him up for the winner of Canelo and Golovkin. We want to be in control of our own destiny."