Daniel Jacobs (boxer)

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Daniel Jacobs
Daniel Jacobs 2011.jpg
Jacobs in 2011
  • The Golden Child[1]
  • Miracle Man
Height5 ft 11 in (180 cm)[2]
Reach73 in (185 cm)
Born (1987-02-03) February 3, 1987 (age 34)
Brooklyn, New York City,
New York, U.S.
Boxing record
Total fights40
Wins by KO30
Medal record
Men's amateur boxing
Golden Gloves
Gold medal – first place 2005 Little Rock Middleweight
Gold medal – first place 2004 Kansas City Welterweight
US National Championships
Gold medal – first place 2006 Colorado Springs Middleweight

Daniel Jacobs (born February 3, 1987) is an American professional boxer. He is a two-time middleweight world champion, having held the IBF title from 2018 to 2019 and the WBA (Regular) title from 2014 to 2017. Nicknamed the "Miracle Man," Jacobs' career was almost cut short in 2011 due to osteosarcoma, a rare form of bone cancer. He went on to make a full recovery after spending 19 months out of the sport, meanwhile recovering from severe operation-induced injuries generally perceived as crippling.[3]

As of September 2021, Jacobs is ranked as the world's eighth best active super middleweight by The Ring magazine,[4] sixth the Transnational Boxing Rankings Board[5] and third by BoxRec.[6] He is particularly known for his exceptional punching power, with an 82.8% knockout-to-win ratio, and is stylistically considered an all-around fighter with good movement and hand speed.[7][8]

Early life[edit]

Jacobs was born and raised in Brownsville, Brooklyn. He was raised by his mother, Yvette Jacobs, his grandmother, Cordelia Jacobs, and his aunts. Jacobs graduated from Erasmus High School.[9]

Amateur career[edit]

As an amateur boxer, Jacobs recorded 137 wins and 7 losses. In 2003, Jacobs won the Junior Olympics national championship at 154 pounds.[10] 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 July 2005 he faced Russian Matvey Korobov at the preliminaries of the 2005 Boxing World Cup, and lost via a third round stoppage. In 2006, Jacobs won the United States Amateur middleweight championship, decisioning Shawn Porter in the finals, 32–21.[11] During his amateur career, Jacobs won four New York Golden Gloves championships.[12] He almost qualified for the U.S. Olympic team for the 2008 Summer Olympics, beating Dominic Wade and Shawn Porter (twice) en route, but twice lost the North American Olympic Qualifier Super Middleweight finale to Shawn Estrada.[13]

Professional career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Jacobs vs. Michael Walker, 2009

Jacobs made his professional boxing debut on the undercard of Floyd Mayweather Jr. 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.[14] Jacobs signed with Golden Boy Promotions and often fought on the undercard of super-fights. He was regarded as a blue-chip prospect.

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.[15] 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.[16] On August 22, 2009, Jacobs defeated Ishe Smith by unanimous decision to win the NABO middleweight title.

Jacobs vs. Pirog[edit]

On July 31, 2010, Jacobs faced undefeated Russian Dmitry Pirog for the vacant WBO middleweight championship. The belt had last belonged to Sergio Martínez, who was stripped due to not complying with the WBO's rules. The fight took place at the Mandalay Bay Events Center. Pirog was a 3-1 underdog going into the fight. 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.[17][18] After the fight, Pirog said "After the second round, I knew I was good. I hurt him in the second and I knew I could come back and do it again."[19]

Jacobs won his next two fights before he was diagnosed with osteosarcoma.[20]

Return after cancer treatment[edit]

On October 20, 2012, having fully recovered from cancer, Jacobs made a successful return to professional boxing with a first-round knockout victory over Josh Luteran.[21]

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 Jacobs penciled in on the undercard fight for this event, his fight moved to April 27 as well.[22][23] Jacobs defeated Keenan Collins with a round 4 knockout on that date.[24]

On August 19, 2013, Jacobs captured the WBC Continental Americas middleweight title via third-round knockout of Giovanni Lorenzo during the premiere of Golden Boy Live! on Fox Sports 1.[25][26]

WBA (Regular) middleweight champion[edit]

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. Jacobs dropped Fletcher in round 1 with a left hook and in round 5 with a right cross. With the win, Jacobs became a world champion. "It feels so great to win this belt," Jacobs said. "It's the greatest moment in my life." Jacobs stated that he wanted to fight Peter Quillin next.[27]

Jacobs' first defense came against Caleb Truax, whom he comfortably outboxed for eleven rounds, until he scored a knockdown and got a stoppage on round 12.[28]

Jacobs' then fought former light middleweight titlist Sergio Mora. Jacobs started the fight tentatively, but was able to time and counter Mora with a right hook that put the latter on the canvas. Mora was able to return the favor when Jacobs tried to apply pressure to get a quick stoppage. The fight would then be stopped when Mora retired after injuring his right foot in round 2. After the fight, Jacobs once again said he was looking to fight Quillin.[29]

Jacobs vs. Quillin, Mora II[edit]

On December 5, 2015 Jacobs beat 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. He landed another big punch that saw Quillin staggering over to the ropes, at which point the referee saw that Quillin was highly disorientated and waved the fight off with no complaint from Quillin.[30] Many, including Floyd Mayweather, felt that the fight was halted too early.[31]

In September 2016, Jacobs rematched Sergio Mora. He complained that the fight was a step back for him, as he thought he'd beaten Mora convincingly the first time.[32] On fight night, Jacobs scored two flash knockdowns in rounds 4 and 5 before getting a dominant TKO win. Mora went down three times in round 7 before the referee halted the contest.[33]

Jacobs vs. Golovkin[edit]

Jacobs was engaged in negotiations with WBC, IBF, IBO and WBA (Super) middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin through 2016. Jacobs was Golovkin's mandatory as both fighters held WBA belts, as part of the WBA's stated plan to unify their belts. WBA president Gilberto Mendoza confirmed in an email to RingTV that a deal had to be made by 5pm on December 7 or a purse bid would be held on December 19 in Panama. Later that day, the WBA announced a purse bid would be scheduled with a minimum bid of $400,000, with Golovkin receiving 75% and Jacobs 25%.[34][35] Although purse bids were announced, Loeffler stated he would carry on negotiations, hopeful that a deal would be reached before the purse bid.[36] On December 17, terms were finally agreed and it was officially announced that the fight would take place at Madison Square Garden in New York City on March 18, 2017. The fight would be shown on HBO PPV.[37]

At the official weigh-in, a day before the fight, Golovkin tipped the scales at 159.6 lb, while Jacobs weighed 159.8 lb.[38] Jacobs declined to compete for the IBF title by skipping a fight-day weight check. Unlike other major sanctioning bodies, the IBF requires participants in title fights to submit to a weight check on the morning of the fight, as well as the official weigh-in the day before the fight; at the morning weight check, they can weigh no more than 10 pounds (4.5 kg) above the fight's weight limit.[39] Jacobs weighed 182 lb on fight night, 12 more than Golovkin.[40]

In front of a sell out crowd of 19,939, the fight went the full 12 rounds. This was the first time that Golovkin fought 12 rounds in his professional career. Golovkin's ring control, constant forward pressure and effective jab lead to a 115–112, 115–112, and 114–113 unanimous decision victory, ending his 23 fight knockout streak which dated back to November 2008.[41] In the fourth round, Golovkin dropped Jacobs with a short right hand along the ropes for a flash knockdown. Jacobs recovered, but Golovkin controlled most of the middle rounds. Jacobs was effective in switching between orthodox and southpaw stance, but remained on the back foot. Both boxers were warned once in the fight by referee Charlie Fitch for rabbit punching. According to Compubox punch stats, Golovkin landed 231 of 615 punches (38%) which was more than Jacobs who landed 175 of 541 (32%). Jacobs thought he had won the fight by two rounds and attributed the loss due to the potential big money fight that is Golovkin vs. Canelo Álvarez. Jacobs also stated after being knocked down, he told Golovkin, "he'd have to kill me." In the post-fight interview, Golovkin said, “I’m a boxer, not a killer. I respect the game.” Before revenue shares, it was reported that Golovkin would earn at least $2.5 million compared to Jacobs $1.75 million.[42][43][44]

Signing with Matchroom Boxing[edit]

Jacobs vs. Arias[edit]

In September 2017, it was announced that Jacobs had signed with promotional outfit Matchroom Boxing. Jacobs had worked without a promotional outfit since his return. The deal would see Jacobs' fights be televised on HBO.[45][46] It was later announced that Jacobs would face Luis Arias on November 11 at the Nassau Coliseum.[47] Jacobs dominated Arias from beginning to end and scored a flash knockdown in round 11 to win a unanimous decision 118–109, 119–108, and 120–107. This was Jacobs' first decision win in a 12-round bout.[48] According to CompuBox Stats, Jacobs landed 184 of 581 punches thrown (32%), while Arias landed 88 of 318 (28%). Jacobs outlanded Arias in every single round.[49] The bout averaged 706,000 and peaked at 765,000 viewers.[50]

Jacobs vs. Sulęcki[edit]

In February 2018, after weeks of speculation, it was officially announced that Jacobs would fight Polish boxer Maciej Sulęcki (26-0, 10 KOs) on April 28 at the Barclays Center in New York City on HBO. On March 30, the WBA elevated the fight to be an eliminator for their middleweight title.[51][52][53][54] Jacobs won 116-111, 117-110 and 115-112 on three judges' scorecards.[55]

The fight averaged 811,000 viewers and peaked at 874,000 viewers.[50]

Jacobs vs. Derevyanchenko[edit]

On April 27, the IBF ordered Gennady Golovkin to defend his title against Ukrainian contender Sergiy Derevyanchenko (12-0, 10 KOs). This came after the Golovkin vs. Alvarez rematch broke down and Golovkin decided to fight Vanes Martirosyan on May 5. The IBF allowed Golovkin to fight Martirosyan as long as he would fight Derevyanchenko afterwards.[56] On June 6, Golovkin was stripped of his IBF world title due to not adhering to the IBF rules. The IBF granted Golovkin an exception to fight Martirosyan although they would not sanction the fight, however told Golovkin's team to start negotiating and fight mandatory challenger Derevyanchenko by August 3, 2018.[57] The IBF released a statement in detail.[58][59] On June 25, the IBF ordered a purse bid to take place for Jacobs vs. Derevyanchenko on June 11.[60] On July 20, according to Ringtv, the fight would take place for the vacant IBF middleweight title on November 10, 2018 at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Uniondale, New York.[61][62]

Jacobs vs. Canelo[edit]

In his next fight, Jacobs faced pound-for-pound great Canelo Alvarez, in a bid to unify his IBF title with the WBA, WBC and The Ring middleweight titles. In a mostly tactical bout, both fighters managed to avoid a lot of punches. Canelo proved to be the more elusive and efficient of the two, winning the fight via unanimous decision, 116-112, 115-113 and 115-113 to unify the middleweight belts.[63]

Jacobs vs. Chavez Jr[edit]

On December 20, 2019, Jacobs faced Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. Chavez Jr started the fight well, but after two rounds Jacobs figured out his own plan of attack, and started to land on Chavez Jr and to hurt him. This prompted Chavez Jr to quit after five rounds, due to an alleged nose and hand injury.[64]

Jacobs vs. Rosado[edit]

In his following bout, Jacobs faced Gabriel Rosado. In a largely underwhelming fight, Jacobs, who came in as the heavy favorite, had a rough time against Rosado, and scored a narrow split-decision win. Two of the judges had it 115-113 for Jacobs, while the third judge had it 115-113 for Rosado.[65]

Personal life[edit]

In May 2011, Jacobs was diagnosed with osteosarcoma, a life-threatening form of bone cancer.[66] After receiving successful treatment at NewYork–Presbyterian Hospital he returned to the ring. Jacobs has a son.[67]

Professional boxing record[edit]

Professional record summary
40 fights 37 wins 3 losses
By knockout 30 1
By decision 7 2
No. Result Record Opponent Type Round, time Date Location Notes
41 N/A N/A United Kingdom John Ryder N/A – (12) Feb 12, 2022 United Kingdom Alexandra Palace, London, England
40 Win 37–3 United States Gabriel Rosado SD 12 Nov 27, 2020 United States Hard Rock Live, Hollywood, Florida, U.S.
39 Win 36–3 Mexico Julio César Chávez Jr. RTD 5 (12) 3:00 Dec 20, 2019 United States Talking Stick Resort Arena, Phoenix, Arizona, U.S.
38 Loss 35–3 Mexico Canelo Álvarez UD 12 May 4, 2019 United States T-Mobile Arena, Paradise, Nevada, U.S. Lost IBF middleweight title;
For WBA (Super), WBC, and The Ring middleweight titles
37 Win 35–2 Ukraine Sergiy Derevyanchenko SD 12 Oct 27, 2018 United States Hulu Theater, New York City, New York, U.S. Won vacant IBF middleweight title
36 Win 34–2 Poland Maciej Sulęcki UD 12 Apr 28, 2018 United States Barclays Center, New York City, New York, U.S.
35 Win 33–2 United States Luís Arias UD 12 Nov 11, 2017 United States Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Uniondale, New York, U.S.
34 Loss 32–2 Kazakhstan Gennady Golovkin UD 12 Mar 18, 2017 United States Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, U.S. For WBA (Super), WBC, and IBO middleweight titles;
IBF middleweight title only at stake for Golovkin after Jacobs missed same-day weight
33 Win 32–1 United States Sergio Mora TKO 7 (12), 2:08 Sep 9, 2016 United States Santander Arena, Reading, Pennsylvania, U.S. Retained WBA (Regular) middleweight title
32 Win 31–1 United States Peter Quillin TKO 1 (12), 1:25 Dec 5, 2015 United States Barclays Center, New York City, New York, U.S. Retained WBA (Regular) middleweight title
31 Win 30–1 United States Sergio Mora TKO 2 (12), 2:55 Aug 1, 2015 United States Barclays Center, New York City, New York, U.S. Retained WBA (Regular) middleweight title
30 Win 29–1 United States Caleb Truax TKO 12 (12), 2:12 Apr 24, 2015 United States UIC Pavilion, Chicago, Illinois, U.S. Retained WBA (Regular) middleweight title
29 Win 28–1 Australia Jarrod Fletcher TKO 5 (12), 2:58 Aug 9, 2014 United States Barclays Center, New York City, New York, U.S. Won vacant WBA (Regular) middleweight title
28 Win 27–1 Colombia Milton Nuñez TKO 1 (10), 2:25 Mar 15, 2014 Puerto Rico Coliseo Rubén Rodríguez, Bayamón, Puerto Rico
27 Win 26–1 Dominican Republic Giovanni Lorenzo TKO 3 (10), 2:05 Aug 19, 2013 United States Best Buy Theater, New York City, New York, U.S. Won vacant WBC Continental Americas middleweight title
26 Win 25–1 United States Keenan Colins TKO 4 (8), 2:06 Jun 22, 2013 United States Barclays Center, New York City, New York, U.S.
25 Win 24–1 United States Chris Fitzpatrick RTD 5 (8), 3:00 Dec 1, 2012 United States Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, U.S.
24 Win 23–1 United States Josh Lutheran TKO 1 (8), 1:13 Oct 20, 2012 United States Barclays Center, New York City, New York, U.S.
23 Win 22–1 United States Robert Kliewer KO 1 (10), 1:44 Mar 5, 2011 United States Honda Center, Anaheim, California, U.S.
22 Win 21–1 United States Jesse Orta TKO 5 (8), 3:00 Dec 18, 2010 Canada Colisée Pepsi, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
21 Loss 20–1 Russia Dmitry Pirog KO 5 (12), 0:57 Jul 31, 2010 United States Mandalay Bay Events Center, Paradise, Nevada, U.S. For vacant WBO middleweight title
20 Win 20–0 United States Juan Astorga TKO 2 (10), 0:51 May 15, 2010 United States The Theater at Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, U.S. Retained WBO–NABO middleweight title;
Won vacant WBC-NABF middleweight title
19 Win 19–0 Colombia Jose Rodriguez Berrio RTD 1 (8), 3:00 Mar 27, 2010 United States Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.
18 Win 18–0 United States Ishe Smith UD 10 Aug 22, 2009 United States Toyota Center, Houston, Texas, U.S. Won vacant WBONABO middleweight title
17 Win 17–0 United States George Walton TKO 8 (10), 1:59 Jun 26, 2009 United States Desert Diamond Casino, Tucson, Arizona, U.S.
16 Win 16–0 United States Michael Walker UD 8 May 2, 2009 United States MGM Grand Garden Arena, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.
15 Win 15–0 Nicaragua Jose Varela KO 2 (8), 1:29 Apr 24, 2009 United States UIC Pavilion, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
14 Win 14–0 Mexico Jose Luis Cruz KO 1 (6), 2:59 Feb 28, 2009 United States Toyota Center, Houston, Texas, U.S.
13 Win 13–0 United States Victor Lares TKO 2 (8), 2:44 Dec 6, 2008 United States MGM Grand Garden Arena, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.
12 Win 12–0 United Kingdom Jimmy Campbell TKO 3 (6), 2:59 Nov 8, 2008 United States Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, U.S.
11 Win 11–0 United States Tyrone Watson KO 1 (6), 2:29 Oct 18, 2008 United States Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey, U.S.
10 Win 10–0 Puerto Rico Emmanuel Gonzalez UD 6 Sep 27, 2008 United States Home Depot Center, Carson, California, U.S.
9 Win 9–0 Mexico Ramon Espinoza TKO 1 (6), 0:57 Sep 13, 2008 United States MGM Grand Garden Arena, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.
8 Win 8–0 Mexico Sergio Rios KO 1 (6), 2:46 Jul 23, 2008 United States Morongo Casino Resort & Spa, Cabazon, California, U.S.
7 Win 7–0 Mexico Julio Perez TKO 1 (6), 1:49 Jul 4, 2008 United States Dodge Arena, Hidalgo, Texas, U.S.
6 Win 6–0 United States Jose Pena TKO 1 (4), 0:53 May 3, 2008 United States Home Depot Center, Carson, California, U.S.
5 Win 5–0 United States Leshon Sims TKO 4 (4), 2:31 Apr 19, 2008 United States Thomas & Mack Center, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.
4 Win 4–0 United States Matt Palmer TKO 1 (4), 2:43 Mar 22, 2008 United States Morongo Casino Resort & Spa, Cabazon, California, U.S.
3 Win 3–0 United States Alexander Volkov TKO 2 (4), 2:57 Feb 16, 2008 United States MGM Grand Garden Arena, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.
2 Win 2–0 Puerto Rico Hector Lopez KO 1 (4), 1:05 Jan 25, 2008 United States Cicero Stadium, Cicero, Illinois, U.S.
1 Win 1–0 Mexico Jose Jesus Hurtado TKO 1 (4), 0:29 Dec 8, 2007 United States MGM Grand Garden Arena, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.


Pay-per-view bouts[edit]

Date Fight Billing Buys Revenue Network Country
March 18, 2017 Golovkin vs. Jacobs Middleweight Madness 170,000[68] $10m HBO United States

Subscription sports streaming service bouts[edit]

No. Date Fight Network
May 4, 2019
Canelo vs. Jacobs DAZN
Dec 20, 2019
Jacobs vs. Chávez Jr.
Nov 27, 2020
Jacobs vs. Rosado


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Sporting positions
Amateur boxing titles
Andre Berto
U.S. Golden Gloves
middleweight champion

Brad Solomon
Edwin Rodríguez
U.S. middleweight champion
Fernando Guerrero
Regional boxing titles
Title last held by
Aaron Mitchell
middleweight champion

August 22, 2009 – July 31, 2010
Failed to win world title
Title next held by
Patrick Majewski
Title last held by
Peter Manfredo Jr.
NABF middleweight champion
May 15, 2010 – July 2010
Title next held by
Fernando Guerrero
Title last held by
Osumanu Adama
WBC Continental Americas
middleweight champion

August 19, 2013 – March 2014
Title next held by
Tureano Johnson
World boxing titles
Title last held by
Gennady Golovkin
as champion
WBA middleweight champion
Regular title

August 9, 2014 – March 18, 2017
Failed to win Super title
Title next held by
Hassan N'Dam N'Jikam
Title last held by
Gennady Golovkin
IBF middleweight champion
October 27, 2018 – May 4, 2019
Succeeded by
Canelo Álvarez
Victor Ortiz
ESPN Prospect of the Year
Canelo Álvarez
Érik Morales
The Ring Comeback of the Year
Manny Pacquiao
Inaugural recipient PBC Round of the Year
vs. Sergio Mora
Round 1

Robert Easter Jr. vs.
Richard Commey
Round 9