Daniel Jacobs (boxer)
Jacobs vs. Michael Walker, 2009
|Height||6 ft 0 in (183 cm)|
|Reach||73 in (185 cm)|
February 3, 1987 |
New York City, New York, U.S.
|Wins by KO||29|
Daniel "Danny" Jacobs (born February 3, 1987) is an American professional boxer who has held the WBA (Regular) middleweight title since 2014. Nicknamed the "Miracle Man," Jacobs' career was almost cut short in 2012 due to cancer. He went on to make a full recovery after spending 19 months out of the sport.
Jacobs was born and raised in the Brooklyn residential neighborhood of Brownsville. He was raised by his mother, Yvette Jacobs, his grandmother, Cordelia Jacobs, and his aunts. Jacobs graduated from Erasmus High School.
As an amateur boxer, Jacobs recorded 137 wins and 7 losses. In 2003, Jacobs won the Junior Olympics national championship. In 2004, Jacobs won the United States national champion in the 19–and–under division, a PAL national championship, and a National Golden Gloves welterweight championship. In 2005, he won his second PAL national championship and also won the National Golden Gloves middleweight championship. In 2006, Jacobs won the United States Amateur middleweight championship. During his amateur career, Jacobs won four New York Golden Gloves championships.
Jacobs made his professional boxing debut on the undercard of Floyd Mayweather vs. Ricky Hatton, which took place on December 8, 2007, at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. In that fight, he defeated Jose Jesus Hurtado by first round technical knockout in just 29 seconds. In his second professional fight, Jacobs fought Hector Lopez on January 25, 2008, at Cicero Stadium in Cicero, Illinois. Jacobs defeated him with a first round knockout after a left hook to the body sent Lopez down for the count. In his third bout, he faced Alexander Volkov on February 16, 2008. Jacobs won by technical knockout in the second round, knocking Volkov down three times before the bout was called to a halt. On March 22, 2008, at the Morongo Casino, Resort & Spa in Cabazon, California, Jacobs defeated Matt Palmer by first-round technical knockout. Palmer went down twice before the referee stopped the fight.
On April 19, 2008, at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, Jacobs fought Leshon Sims. Jacobs knocked Sims down in rounds three and four en route to a fourth-round technical knockout victory. On May 3, 2008, Jacobs fought Jose Pena at the Home Depot Center in Carson, California. Pena was knocked down after taking a left hand to the body followed immediately by a left hook to the head. He got to his feet, but Jacobs immediately went after him with a right hand to the head, backing him up to his corner, where Jacobs landed a two-punch combination to the head that dropped Pena to the canvas for the second time. After the second knockdown, the fight was stopped due to Pena being too badly hurt to continue fighting. On July 4, 2008, Jacobs defeated Julio Perez by first-round technical knockout at the Dodge Arena in Hidalgo, Texas. Jacobs hurt Perez several times in the first round, sending him from one side of the ring to the other while taking unanswered punches to the head. After landing a four-punch combination that sent Perez to the ropes, the referee moved in and halted the fight. Jacobs defeated Sergio Rios by knockout in the first round in a bout that took place on July 23, 2008, at the Morongo Casino, Resort & Spa in Cabazon, California. Jacobs used an assortment of punches to the body before landing a right hand that sent Rios down to the canvas. Rios was unable to continue and the bout was halted. In his ninth professional fight, Jacobs defeated Ramon Espinoza with a technical knockout in just 57 seconds at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on September 13, 2008. Fourteen days later, Jacobs fought Emmanuel Gonzalez at the Home Depot Center in Carson, California. In the second round, Jacobs put Gonzalez down to the canvas with a three-punch combination. Three rounds later, Jacobs scored another knockdown, but he had to go the full distance for the first time in his professional career. Jacobs won by unanimous decision with scores of 60–52, 59–54, and 59–53 from the judges.
On October 18, 2008, at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey, Jacobs defeated Tyrone Watson by knockout in the first round. With a minute remaining in the opening round, Jacobs knocked Watson down with a right hand. Watson got up, but Jacobs landed a left hook to Watson's ribs for the knockout. Jacobs' next fight took place on November 8, 2008, at Madison Square Garden in New York City against Jimmy Campbell. In the third round, Jacobs knocked Campbell down with a right hand. He made it up badly hurt, and Jacobs threw a flurry of punches which resulted in the referee stopping the fight. Jacobs defeated Victor Lares by second-round technical knockout on December 6, 2008, at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. In round two, Jacobs knocked Lares down with a right hand. Lares quickly got up but the referee stopped the fight because Lares was too hurt to continue fighting. On February 28, 2009, Jacobs defeated Jose Cruz by first-round knockout at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas with a flurry of punches. Two months later, Jacobs fought Jose Varela at the UIC Pavilion in Chicago. In the second round, Jacobs knocked out Varela with a right hand that sent him crashing to the canvas and never threatened to beat the ten count. On April 27, 2009, Jacobs agreed to replace junior middleweight James Kirkland, who was arrested on a gun charge, to fight Mike Walker, who was coming off a victory over two-time world title challenger Antwun Echols. The fight took place on May 2, 2009, at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, and Jacobs won by unanimous decision with scores of 80–72 from two judges and 79–73 from the other. One month later, he defeated George Walton by eight round technical knockout On August 22, 2009, Jacobs defeated Ishe Smith by unanimous decision to win the NABO middleweight title.
After 2 more bouts, on July 31, 2010, Jacobs faced undefeated Russian Dmitry Pirog for the vacant WBO Middleweight Championship. Jacobs was up on the cards when he was caught with a massive right hand against the ropes and knocked out in the 5th round. Handing him his first career loss.
On October 20, 2012, Jacobs made a successful return to professional boxing with a first-round knockout victory over Josh Lutheran.
ESPN.com reported that the scheduled February 9, 2013 bout between Danny Garcia and Zab Judah at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York was moved to April 27, 2013 because of a rib injury sustained by Garcia. With Danny Jacobs penciled in on the undercard fight for this event, his confrontation against Billy Lyell will now move to April 27 as well.
On August 9, 2014, Jacobs won the Vacant WBA (Regular) Middleweight Title with a 5th-round TKO over Jarrod Fletcher at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.
On December 5, 2015 Jacobs scored his biggest win against Peter Quillin by TKO in the first round. Jacobs landed a lead right hand that caught Quillin flush on the temple and heavily rocked him, Jacobs then attempted to finish the fight landing non stop hard combinations the whole round. Jacobs landed another big punch that saw Quillin staggering over to the ropes, the referee saw that Quillin's eyes were highly disorientated and waved the fight off with no complaint from Quillin. Many including Floyd Mayweather felt that the fight was halted too early.
In May 2011, Jacobs was diagnosed with osteosarcoma, a life-threatening form of bone cancer. After receiving successful treatment at NewYork–Presbyterian Hospital he returned to the ring. Danny often donates his time back to NY-P, especially their own Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital.
Professional boxing record
|Professional record summary|
|33 fights||32 wins||1 loss|
|33||Win||32–1||Sergio Mora||TKO||7 (12), 2:08||Sep 9, 2016||Santander Arena, Reading, Pennsylvania, U.S.||Retained WBA (Regular) middleweight title|
|32||Win||31–1||Peter Quillin||TKO||1 (12), 1:25||Dec 5, 2015||Barclays Center, New York City, New York, U.S.||Retained WBA (Regular) middleweight title|
|31||Win||30–1||Sergio Mora||TKO||2 (12), 2:55||Aug 1, 2015||Barclays Center, New York City, New York, U.S.||Retained WBA (Regular) middleweight title|
|30||Win||29–1||Caleb Truax||TKO||12 (12), 2:12||Apr 24, 2015||UIC Pavilion, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.||Retained WBA (Regular) middleweight title|
|29||Win||28–1||Jarrod Fletcher||TKO||5 (12), 2:58||Aug 9, 2014||Barclays Center, New York City, New York, U.S.||Won vacant WBA (Regular) middleweight title|
|28||Win||27–1||Milton Nunez||TKO||1 (10), 2:25||Mar 15, 2014||Coliseo Rubén Rodríguez, Bayamón, Puerto Rico|
|27||Win||26–1||Giovanni Lorenzo||TKO||3 (10), 2:05||Aug 19, 2013||Best Buy Theater, New York City, New York, U.S.||Won vacant WBC Continental Americas middleweight title|
|26||Win||25–1||Keenan Colins||TKO||4 (8), 2:06||Jun 22, 2013||Barclays Center, New York City, New York, U.S.|
|25||Win||24–1||Chris Fitzpatrick||RTD||5 (8), 3:00||Dec 1, 2012||Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, U.S.|
|24||Win||23–1||Josh Lutheran||TKO||1 (8), 1:13||Oct 20, 2012||Barclays Center, New York City, New York, U.S.|
|23||Win||22–1||Robert Kliewer||KO||1 (10), 1:44||Mar 5, 2011||Honda Center, Anaheim, California, U.S.|
|22||Win||21–1||Jesse Orta||TKO||5 (8), 3:00||Dec 18, 2010||Colisée Pepsi, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada|
|21||Loss||20–1||Dmitry Pirog||TKO||5 (12), 0:57||Jul 31, 2010||Mandalay Bay Events Center, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.||For vacant WBO middleweight title|
|20||Win||20–0||Juan Astorga||TKO||2 (10), 0:51||May 15, 2010||The Theater at Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, U.S.||Retained WBO–NABO middleweight title;
Won vacant NABF middleweight title
|19||Win||19–0||Jose Rodriguez Berrio||RTD||1 (8), 3:00||Mar 27, 2010||Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.|
|18||Win||18–0||Ishe Smith||UD||10||Aug 22, 2009||Toyota Center, Houston, Texas, U.S.||Won vacant WBO–NABO middleweight title|
|17||Win||17–0||George Walton||TKO||8 (10), 1:59||Jun 26, 2009||Desert Diamond Casino, Tucson, Arizona, U.S.|
|16||Win||16–0||Michael Walker||UD||8||May 2, 2009||MGM Grand Garden Arena, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.|
|15||Win||15–0||Jose Varela||KO||2 (8), 1:29||Apr 24, 2009||UIC Pavilion, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.|
|14||Win||14–0||Jose Luis Cruz||KO||1 (6), 2:59||Feb 28, 2009||Toyota Center, Houston, Texas, U.S.|
|13||Win||13–0||Victor Lares||TKO||2 (8), 2:44||Dec 6, 2008||MGM Grand Garden Arena, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.|
|12||Win||12–0||Jimmy Campbell||TKO||3 (6), 2:59||Nov 8, 2008||Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, U.S.|
|11||Win||11–0||Tyrone Watson||KO||1 (6), 2:29||Oct 18, 2008||Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey, U.S.|
|10||Win||10–0||Emmanuel Gonzalez||UD||6||Sep 27, 2008||Home Depot Center, Carson, California, U.S.|
|9||Win||9–0||Ramon Espinoza||TKO||1 (6), 0:57||Sep 13, 2008||MGM Grand Garden Arena, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.|
|8||Win||8–0||Sergio Rios||KO||1 (6), 2:46||Jul 23, 2008||Morongo Casino Resort & Spa, Cabazon, California, U.S.|
|7||Win||7–0||Julio Perez||TKO||1 (6), 1:49||Jul 4, 2008||Dodge Arena, Hidalgo, Texas, U.S.|
|6||Win||6–0||Jose Pena||TKO||1 (4), 0:53||May 3, 2008||Home Depot Center, Carson, California, U.S.|
|5||Win||5–0||Leshon Sims||TKO||4 (4), 2:31||Apr 19, 2008||Thomas & Mack Center, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.|
|4||Win||4–0||Matt Palmer||TKO||1 (4), 2:43||Mar 22, 2008||Morongo Casino Resort & Spa, Cabazon, California, U.S.|
|3||Win||3–0||Alexander Volkov||TKO||2 (4), 2:57||Feb 16, 2008||MGM Grand Garden Arena, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.|
|2||Win||2–0||Hector Lopez||KO||1 (4), 1:05||Jan 25, 2008||Cicero Stadium, Cicero, Illinois, U.S.|
|1||Win||1–0||Jose Jesus Hurtado||TKO||1 (4), 0:29||Dec 8, 2007||MGM Grand Garden Arena, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.||Professional debut|
Titles in boxing
Title last held byAaron Mitchell
|WBO–NABO middleweight champion
August 22, 2009 – July 31, 2010
Lost bid for world title
Title next held byPatrick Majewski
Title last held byPeter Manfredo Jr.
|NABF middleweight champion
May 15, 2010 – July 2010
Title next held byFernando Guerrero
Title last held byOsumanu Adama
|WBC Continental Americas middleweight champion
August 19, 2013 – March 2014
Title next held byTureano Johnson
Title last held byGennady Golovkin
|WBA middleweight champion
August 9, 2014 – present
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- Jacob's one-two punch KOs Lorenzo in third round, August 20, 2013
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