Is Danny Jacobs just a solid C grade fighter?

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  1. mark ant

    mark ant Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Jacobs is quick as has good power but his skills are very basic, is he just an okay solid fighter who people are overrating?
     
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    Reinhardt Boxing Addict Full Member

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  3. The Ogdoad

    The Ogdoad Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Jacobs is a solid B level guy for his weight class. Canelo is an A-.
     
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  4. BCS8

    BCS8 Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Jacobs is top shelf. Maybe you want to watch him again.
     
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  5. MURK20

    MURK20 Well-Known Member Full Member

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    No he's not. Much praise and respect to him for conquering that monster but he's going to ride his cancer comeback story until the floor is worn out and the wheels fall off. He was put to sleep before which in my opinion doesn't happen to tier 1 fighters in their prime. He also was knocked down by the Latin Snake for God's Sake. His very best win is against Peter Quillin. He looked foolish and a little slow missing all of those punches against Canelo. Who is no defensive wizard. B- at best. He will not be a hall of famer. Who's really a fan of his? Can't say he's overrated because no one's ever giving him much praise besides GGG fans and now Canelo fans. Never thought much of the guy.
     
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  6. MeatFeastMan

    MeatFeastMan Active Member Full Member

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    He's an elite middleweight, but I've personally always rated him at the bottom of the elite middleweight pile. So that consists of GGG, Canelo, BJS, Andrade and Jacobs. He beat Derevyanchenko and gave both GGG and Canelo a competitive fight, so I think he should still be in the conversation. Other than those 4 in the elite list he beats anybody else.
     
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  7. divac

    divac Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Jacobs is elite when he fights Golovkin, but C level when he goes up against Canelo. LOL!
     
  8. dinovelvet

    dinovelvet Antifanboi Full Member

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    Keith Holmes leveller
     
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  9. mirkofilipovic

    mirkofilipovic ESB Management Full Member

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    Hes elite A- level. Golovkin is A++ level, Canelo is A-+ level
     
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  10. RingKing75

    RingKing75 Boxing Addict Full Member

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    This. A good C fighter doesn't go the distance with GGG and Canelo.
     
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  11. TEAM_LOMA

    TEAM_LOMA This is Boxing Full Member

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    I'm glad you posted this. I'm a huge fan of Daniel Jacobs the person but I realized after watching the Canleo fight that he's just not as good as people say he is. Going back to the urias fight and onward, I just haven't been that impressed with him. 0 footwork. I think you might be onto something .
     
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  12. PunchersChance.

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    Solid B level which is enough to be one of the top dogs in a fairly weak MW era.
     
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  13. Rock0052

    Rock0052 Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    On an A-Z scale with Z being Zelenoff and A being ATG, C is about right.

    He's championship material in an average division, but he's not P4P or HOF caliber. Seems like more of a mental block than anything at this point- he just showed too much respect to GGG and Canelo.

    That said, effecticely ending Quillins career in a round, beating Derevyanchenko and Sulecki, and stopping everyone he fought from the Pirog loss to the GGG fight is really good work.

    He's fought two HOF fighters and took rounds off each. He's pretty much the gatekeeper to the elite.
     
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  14. Rock0052

    Rock0052 Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Is it really fairly weak though? Looking at the Ring top 10, you'd have to go back to the 90's to find a better one IMO
     
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  15. NoNeck

    NoNeck Pugilist Specialist Full Member

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    Is the C short for Canelo?