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Daniel Jacobs
Daniel Jacobs




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6' 0" / 183 cm
72.8" / 185 cm
Orthodox (R)

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Ranking @ Super Middleweight


The story

Daniel Jacobs is a professional boxer who was born in New York City's most populous borough, Brooklyn, on February 3, 1987. He spent his entire childhood in the Brownsville neighborhood of Brooklyn living in a house with his mom, aunts and grandma. He always had a love for the sport of boxing, and eventually started a prolific amateur career while attending Erasmus Hall High School.

Jacobs had an extremely busy amateur boxing career that saw him win a total of 137 of his 144 fights. He won the AAU Junior Olympics national championship at the age of 16. One year later, he became the welterweight champion in the National Golden Gloves tournament. After hitting a growth spurt and gaining weight, he had to fight in the middleweight division at the 2005 National Golden Gloves competition. The heavier competition did not stop Jacobs from winning another championship.

The extremely successful amateur career allowed Daniel to get national exposure during his first professional fight. This match took place at the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas on December 8, 2007. While the fight was schedule to go four rounds, it only took 29 seconds for Daniel to secure a technical knockout victory over his opponent, Jose Jesus Hurtado. Early knockout victories became a trend in the early portion of the New Yorker's career. Using early knockouts helped build a long undefeated streak that lasted a total of 20 professional fights. All but three of these 20 victories were won by knockout, and only one of the knockouts came after the fourth round.

Jacobs finally lost the first professional fight of his career when he faced Russia's Dmitry Pirog for the vacant WBO middleweight championship at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas on July 31, 2010. Pirog also entered the fight with a perfect record, and he quickly took control of the entire match. Pirog won the title fight with a technical knockout in the fifth round.

Daniel's promising boxing career looked like it would be cut short way too early after he was diagnosed with osteosarcoma in May 2011. Osteosarcoma is an extremely rare and deadly form of bone cancer. It took approximately 19 months to fully recover from the chemotherapy treatments, but Daniel Jacobs has been cancer-free since 2012.

Daniel did not let the serious illness derail his impressive boxing career. He returned from the lengthy layoff with five straight knockout victories. All five wins also came no later than the fifth round. This impressive streak allowed him to get the second major title fight of his career. A bout against Australia's Jarrod Fletcher at Barclays Center in New York on August 9, 2014, was for the WBA middleweight title. Daniel fed off of his home crowd throughout the fight to secure a technical knockout victory over the Australian in the fifth round. He went on to successfully defend the WBA middleweight title against Caleb Truax, Sergio Mora and Peter Quillin. All of these title defenses were won by knockout.

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What is Daniel Jacobs' Record?

Daniel Jacobs' record currently stands at 37 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws. Of those 37 wins he has stopped 30 of his opponents, so his current knock-out ratio is 81%. Of his 3 loses, he's been stopped 1 time. He's boxed a total of 186 rounds, meaning his professional fights last 4.6 rounds on average.

What was Jacobs' last fight?

Daniel Jacobs' last fight took place against Gabriel Rosado's on 27th Nov 2020, in Florida, United States. He won by split decision after 12 rounds. That fight was 1 year and 1 month ago.

How active is Daniel Jacobs?

Jacobs' last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 8 months and 27 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 9 months. In those fights, he fought a total of 53 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 10.6 rounds on average.

Where is Daniel Jacobs From?

Jacobs was born in the United States.

How Old Is Daniel Jacobs?

The super middleweight is currently 34 years old. He was born on 3rd February 1987, so he will turn 35 in 10 days.

How long has Jacobs been fighting?

Daniel Jacobs made his professional debut in December 2007, so he has been a pro for 14 years and 1 month.

How good is Daniel Jacobs?

Jacobs is currently ranked 9th by the WBO, 7th by the IBF, 3rd by the WBC and 10th by the WBA at Super Middleweight.

How tall is Daniel Jacobs?

Jacobs is 6' 0" (6 Foot and 0 inches) which is 183cm (1 meter and 83 centimeters).

What is Jacobs' Reach?

His reach is 72.8 inches (72.8") which is 185 cm (1 meter and 85 centimeters).

What stance does Daniel Jacobs use?

Jacobs fights from a traditional orthodox stance, which means he favours his right hand as his power hand when fighting.

What are some potential opponents for Daniel Jacobs?

Some potential future fights for Jacobs include Billy Joe Saunders, David Lemieux, Chris Eubank Jr, Jermall Charlo and Gennady Golovkin.

What will be Daniel Jacobs' Next Fight?

Daniel Jacobs is to face John Ryder next on Saturday 12th February 2022. The fight will take place at Alexandra Palace, London, United Kingdom. The fight will be broadcast on DAZN Global in the UK, and DAZN in the United States.

How can I stream Daniel Jacobs' Fights?

In the UK you stream Jacobs' fight against Ryder on DAZN UK.

In the US you can stream Daniel Jacobs fight via DAZN.

What are some recent Daniel Jacobs results?

Jacobs has beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance 3 times.

In his last fight, he beat Julio Cesar Chavez Jr on 20th December 2019 by technical knockout in the 5th round at Talking Stick Resort Arena, Phoenix, United States.

Previous to that, he had been beaten by Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez on 4th May 2019 by unanimous decision in their IBF World Middleweight, WBA Super World Middleweight, WBC World Middleweight and The Ring Middleweight championship fight at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.

Going into that contest, he had beat Sergiy Derevyanchenko on 27th October 2018 by split decision in their IBF World Middleweight championship fight at Hulu Theater @ MSG, New York.

Before that, he had won against Maciej Sulecki on 28th April 2018 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Barclays Center, New York.

He had beat Luis Arias on 11th November 2017 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Nassau Coliseum, New York.

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Daniel Jacobs' next fight

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When is Daniel Jacobs' Next Fight?

Daniel Jacobs is to face John Ryder next on Saturday 12th February 2022. The fight will take place at Alexandra Palace, London, United Kingdom. The fight will be broadcast on DAZN Global in the UK, and DAZN in the United States.

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Saturday, 12 February 2022

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Show open: TBA

Main event starts: 10pm est

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One thought on “Daniel Jacobs

  • It’s unfortunate that Jacobs promotion has sold him short. He’s truly an amazing fighter that deserves to be in with the best. Put him against BooBoo, Charlo or GGG. He would be an awesome gatekeeper or entitle him for another Canelo fight.

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