Canelo vs Jacobs: Canelo wants to write his name in boxing history as one of the greatest fighters ever
Watch Canelo vs Jacobs from 12.30am in early hours of Sunday morning, live on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Action
By Peter Gilbert
Last Updated: 01/05/19 11:46pm
Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez is determined to secure his place in boxing folklore as one of the greatest fighters to every lace up a pair of gloves.
Canelo will put his WBA 'Super' and WBC middleweight titles on the line against IBF champion Daniel Jacobs in the early hours of Sunday morning, live on Sky Sports.
"It's very important but it's very motivating as well. This is the first step, another step in the objective we have this year of winning all four titles," Canelo told Sky Sports.
Jacobs, who has lost just twice in 37 fights, will have a height and reach advantage, but Canelo believes his greater experience in the ring will be key to success.
"He's a very dangerous fighter, he knows how to adapt, change it up, goes from southpaw to orthodox.
"He's a complete fighter which makes him very dangerous but I'm a fighter that has a lot of experience and knows how to adapt and we're ready for that.
"I want to write my own history and without a doubt, I want to go down as one of the greatest in boxing."
The 28-year-old will enjoy huge support from his Mexican fans when he headlines in Las Vegas during the Cinco de Mayo weekend.
"It's a tremendous motivation, I appreciate them and all the support and everything they give me. Not only the Mexican fans, but all of the fans who come from all over the world that come to support me."
Watch Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez vs Daniel Jacobs at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas from 12.30am in the early hours of Sunday morning on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Action.