When I wrote my annual boxing wishes column for the new year two weeks ago one of the top items on my list read like this: "(For) Canelo Alvarez to line up Daniel Jacobs for his May fight and then a third fight with Gennady Golovkin for his September bout." Well, it didn't take long for the first half of that come true with the news on Thursday that middleweight world champion Alvarez will meet Jacobs to unify their 160-pound world titles -- Alvarez's two with Jacobs' one -- on May 4 at a site to be determined (likely T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas), in the second fight of Alvarez's mega deal with streaming service DAZN. When DAZN lavished an athlete-record deal on Alvarez -- 11 fights over five years worth at least $365 million -- the company hierarchy had to make an assessment of whether the fights Alvarez would take would justify the massive investment. Alvarez has made nine figures fighting on pay-per-view, where the more he...


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