Current rankings @ Middleweight
When is Saunders vs Jacobs?
Billy Joe Saunders could take on Daniel Jacobs in Summer 2021 in New York.
The fight would be scheduled for 12 rounds in the Middleweight division, which means the weight limit would be 160 pounds (11.4 stone or 72.6 KG).
Saunders vs Jacobs stats
Billy Joe Saunders would step into the ring with a record of 30 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, 14 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Daniel Jacobs would make his way to the ring with a record of 37 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, with 30 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggest Jacobs would have a massive power advantage over Saunders, boosting at 81% knock out percentage over Saunders' 47%.
Billy Joe Saunders is the younger man by 3 years, at 31 years old.
Jacobs has a height advantage of 1 inch over Saunders. This also extends to a 2-inch reach advantage.
Billy Joe Saunders fights out of the southpaw stance, while Daniel Jacobs is an orthodox fighter.
Saunders is currently arguably the less experienced fighter, having had 9 less fights, and made his debut in 2009, 1 year and 2 months later than Jacobs, whose first professional fight was in 2007. He has fought 36 more professional rounds, 222 to Jacobs' 186.
Saunders vs Jacobs form
Saunders has beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight, he lost to Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez on 8th May 2021 by in the 8th round in their WBC World Super Middleweight, WBA Super World Super Middleweight, WBO World Super Middleweight and The Ring Super Middleweight championship fight at AT&T Stadium, Arlington, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Martin Murray on 4th December 2020 by unanimous decision in their WBO World Super Middleweight championship fight at Wembley (SSE) Arena, London, United Kingdom.
Going into that contest, he had beat Marcelo Esteban Coceres on 9th November 2019 by knockout in the 11th round in their WBO World Super Middleweight championship fight at Staples Center, LA, United States.
Before that, he had won against Shefat Isufi on 18th May 2019 by unanimous decision in their WBO World Super Middleweight championship fight at Lamex Stadium, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom.
He had beat Charles Adamu on 22nd December 2018 by technical knockout in the 4th round at Manchester Arena, Manchester.
Jacobs has beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance 3 times.
In his last fight, he defeated Gabriel Rosado on 27th November 2020 by split decision in their 12 round contest at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Florida, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Julio Cesar Chavez Jr on 20th December 2019 by technical knockout in the 5th round at Talking Stick Resort Arena, Phoenix.
Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez on 4th May 2019 by unanimous decision in their IBF World Middleweight, WBA Super World Middleweight, WBC World Middleweight and The Ring Middleweight championship fight at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.
Before that, he had won against Sergiy Derevyanchenko on 27th October 2018 by split decision in their IBF World Middleweight championship fight at Hulu Theater @ MSG, New York.
Hehad defeated Maciej Sulecki on 28th April 2018 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Barclays Center, New York.
In terms of recent activity, Billy Joe Saunders has been fighting more than Daniel Jacobs.
Billy Joe Saunders last fought 8 days ago, while Daniel Jacobs' last outing was 5 months and 19 days ago.
Saunders' last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 4 months and 24 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 5 months and 24 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 47 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 9.4 rounds on average.
Jacobs' last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years and 18 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 7 months and 10 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 53 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 10.6 rounds on average.
What were the odds on Saunders vs Jacobs?
Daniel Jacobs is currently (+100) to win the contest outright, while you can get (+100) on Billy Joe Saunders if you fancy the incredible upset.