Canelo vs Jacobs: Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez and Daniel Jacobs pulled apart as tempers boil over in Vegas
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: 05/05/19 7:38am
Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez and Daniel Jacobs had to be pulled apart during their weigh-in for their middleweight unification clash.
'Canelo' will put his WBA 'Super' and WBC belts on the line against IBF champion Jacobs at the T-Mobile Arena in the early hours of Sunday morning, live on Sky Sports.
Jacobs (35-2 29 KOs) was bang on the middleweight limit at 160lbs, while Mexican superstar Canelo tipped the scales at 159.5lbs.
After the pair weighed-in tempers boiled over during the face to face when both fighters pushed their foreheads together.
Canelo shoved Jacobs and the pair had to be pulled apart while they angrily shouted at each other.
"Emotions are flying high. I ain't never backed down a challenge in my life," said Jacobs, who was flanked by his son.
"Everything that I do is for my family. Everything I do is for Brooklyn and for the culture.
However, Canelo countered: "That was fear right there, what he did."
John Ryder and Bilal Akkawy both weighed in at 167.5lbs ahead of their WBA interim super-middleweight title clash on the undercard.
"It's great event, a great occasion. I'm really relishing the chance of fighting for the WBA title on this show," said Londoner Ryder.
"He looks in great shape, he looks ready to fight and should be prepared for a war."
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.