As expected, Danny Jacobs is pushing himself to the absolute limit as he gets ready to challenge unified middleweight king Gennady Golovkin in March. Jacobs has began his 10 week training camp and, in what must have proven quite costly, “The Miracle Man” has brought in three world class fighters as sparring partners – the three Russian fighters all being legit middleweight contenders in their own right.
Is Danny Jacobs a better fighter than David Lemieux? Matthew Macklin? Kassim Ouma? Daniel Geale? Trainer Abel Sanchez, who of course works with middleweight king Gennady Golovkin, says the man who will next share a ring with GGG is indeed better than all previous opposition the 36-0 star has faced.
Speaking with ESPN.com, Sanchez said that while he feels Triple-G defeats Jacobs, “decisively and easily,” he hopes the critics give his fighter plenty of respect for beating Jacobs on March 18.
James DeGale-Badou Jack, Carl Frampton-Leo Santa Cruz II, David Haye-Tony Bellew, Keith Thurman-Danny Garcia, Gennady Golovkin-Danny Jacobs, Anthony Joshua-Wladimir Klitschko. These are just some of the big and potentially great fights that have been officially confirmed for the boxing calendar in 2017.
If all these fights go ahead without a hitch (I.E: with no postponements due to injury and the like) we will have some year next year. With the possibility of other fascinating match-ups to be announced for 2017 – maybe Canelo Alvarez-Julio Cesar Chavez Junior, Canelo-GGG! and maybe even Joshua-Deontay Wilder!! – fight fans just might get one of the best 12 months the sport has seen in a long, long time.
The 30th annual Ring 8 Holiday Event and Awards Ceremony will be held Sunday afternoon (12:30-5:30 p.m. ET), December 11, at Russo’s On The Bay in Howard Beach, New York.
New York’s “Miracle Man” Danny Jacobs left no doubt in his rematch with Sergio Mora last night. The first fight, one that saw both men hit the canvas before Mora’s ankle turned badly, saw to it that the two middleweights met again. Five knock downs over 7-rounds later, “regular” WBA 160-pound champ Jacobs was both victorious and in a confident enough mood to call out world middleweight king Gennady Golovkin.
Jacobs will be a hugely interested observer of tonight’s GGG-Kell Brook fight, and he said last night that as long as Triple-G does as most fans and experts feel he will and defeats reigning IBF welterweight champ Brook, he wants the 35-0(32) pound-for-pounder next.
WBA World Middleweight Champion Daniel Jacobs is backing rival WBO king Andy Lee to emerge the winner out his fight against Billy Joe Saunders to set up a unification fight, but the Hatfield ace says he’ll scupper that.
SHOWTIME Sports® will chronicle the buildup to the Dec. 5 all-Brooklyn showdown between WBA Middleweight World Champion Daniel Jacobs and undefeated former champion Peter Quillin with its latest installment of the Emmy award-winning series “ALL ACCESS.”
It’s been confirmed after weeks of expectation that WBA (reg) middleweight champion Daniel Jacobs will square off against fellow New Yorker, Peter “Kid Chocolate” Quillin on December 5th at the city’s Barclays Center.
Both fighters are well acquainted with each other being Brooklyn natives in the same division, and their long-time friendly association will go out of the window for one-night only in front of their hometown fans in a fight for Brooklyn bragging rights.
WBA (reg) 160 lb champion Daniel Jacobs (29-1, 26ko) returns to the ring on Saturday on the Garcia/Malignaggi PBC on ESPN undercard in New York, looking to make a statement and be the first man to stop former Contender winner and WBC 154 lb champ Sergio Mora (28-3-2, 9ko).
The 34 year old “Latin Snake” only holds 9kos from 28 wins and was showing serious signs of decline in his last fight in February, tasting the canvas and making hard work of defeating Abraham Han by 12 round SD.
Premier Boxing Champions Series (PBC) fighters Daniel “The Miracle Man” Jacobs and Peter “Kid Chocolate” Quillin added red carpet excitement to last night’s New York City red carpet premiere of boxing movie Southpaw. The fighters walked the red carpet alongside the movie’s stars including Jake Gyllenhaal, Rachel McAdams and 50 Cent before attending the screening.