Danny Jacobs is well-known in the boxing community, not just for his physical presence and boxing skill set, but also for his remarkable story of how he beat cancer to then become a world champion.
A New York native and well liked individual, Jacobs stardom came when he defeated then undefeated New York rival, Peter ‘Kid Chocolate’ Quillin, at the Barclays Center. A dominant first round victory after a brutal display saw him rock Quillin who staggered leaving the referee with no choice but to stop the bout.
After that display, Jacobs was partially active where he fought Sergio Mora for a second time in a meaningless fight, but then after months of negotiations he landed his biggest opportunity in taking on the most fearsome man in the division, Gennady ‘GGG’ Golovkin.
A bout many thought was dangerous for Jacobs given his questionable chin, after being floored by Sergio Mora previously. It turned out to be a bout that would earn Jacobs the respect from the boxing community that he knew he deserved and allowed him to challenge for the bigger fights and handsome paydays he ought as a world champion.
However, the fight against GGG started badly for Jacobs – he was floored in the mid rounds and many believed he would have then been stopped. Jacobs was able to avoid teh stoppage and fight his way back showing heart and passion. The end result saw a round of boo’s from the crowd as many believed Jacobs did enough to at least warrant a draw but Golovkin got the decision.
Despite the loss, he was able to land a big deal with Eddie Hearn. So, what does the deal with HBO and Eddie Hearn entail? Also what is Al Haymon’s involvement, given that he has been managing Jacobs as well?
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