New Champ open to Lee unification and seems to think Eubank Jr beats Spike

New WBA ‘regular’ middleweight champion Daniel Jacobs believes it would be ‘cool’ to fight Ireland’s WBO World champ Andy Lee.

The Brooklyn native claimed the title in sensational fashion by defeating former Lee foe Peter Quillin on Saturday night and immediately after expressed a willingness to try and unify the titles.

Lee, who first has to overcome Billy Joe Saunders, also expressed a unification desire this week, and it seems Jacobs is more than willing to grant the Limerick man his wish.

“I think I’ll be back in the first quarter of next year,” Jacobs said post fight before commenting on a possible bout with Lee.

“That would be cool. That would definitely be something I would be looking forward to. Andy Lee is a tremendous champion. I think it would be another sellout. I want to fight the best. If it’s the winner of Andy Lee-Saunders, then that’s something I’ll do.”

There could be another Irish middleweight with Jacobs in his sights early next year. If Gary ‘Spike’ O’Sullivan defeats Chris Eubank Jr in London on Saturday night he will be mandatory for Jacobs’s strap.

However, Jacobs seems to think Eubank Jr is a cert for victory –

“If it’s Chris Eubank Jr [that I have to fight next], if it’s something to do with fighting my mandatory, then that’s something I’ll do. I know that the skill was there, but boxing is about proving yourself. Me coming into my man strength now, you saw the speed and power.”


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