Gary Jacobs (boxer)

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Gary Jacobs
Statistics
Real name Gary Jacobs
Nickname(s) The Kid
Rated at Welterweight
Nationality British
Born (1965-12-10) 10 December 1965 (age 48)
Glasgow, Scotland, UK
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights 53
Wins 45
Wins by KO 26
Losses 8
Draws 0
No contests 0

Gary "The Kid" Jacobs (born 10 December 1965) is a former professional Scottish boxer.[1]

Jacobs at various points in his career held the British, Commonwealth, and European (EBU) welterweight titles, as well as unsuccessfully challenging Pernell Whitaker for his WBC crown.[2] Jacobs wore a Star of David on his trunks. He was inducted into the Scottish Boxing Hall of Fame in 2011.[3]

Jacobs, who is Jewish,[4][5] now lives in Glasgow's suburbs with his wife and three children. He is currently in the process of writing his autobiography.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Gary Jacobs - Boxer". Boxrec.com. 8 February 1989. Retrieved 7 February 2011. 
  2. ^ Jet. Retrieved 7 February 2011. 
  3. ^ "Sports Shorts". Jewish Sports Review 8 (87): 18. September/October 2011, accessed September 16, 2011. 
  4. ^ Day by day in Jewish sports history. Retrieved 7 February 2011. 
  5. ^ The Jewish Year Book, 2000. 27 August 2008. Retrieved 7 February 2011. 

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Achievements
Preceded by
Wilf Gentzen
Commonwealth Welterweight Champion
19 April 1988 - 23 November 1989
Succeeded by
Donovan Boucher
Preceded by
Del Bryan
British Welterweight Champion
20 February 1992 - 9 July 1992
Vacated
Vacant
Title next held by
Del Bryan