Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Daniel Jacobs Gets Clean Bill of Health as Return Nears

(BROOKLYN, N.Y.) - Daniel "Miracle Man" Jacobs (Brooklyn, N.Y.) is heading in to his third fight back from cancer on Saturday at the Barclays Center, and he will be able to do so with his mind solely focused on boxing. The 26-year-old is wrapping up a successful training camp in the New York area, and great news at a recent doctors visit ensured that he will enter the April 27th bout with his mind clear.

Jacobs' doctor, Dr. Hartl, one of the outstanding physicians that helped save his life during his harrowing battle with Osteosarcoma, a form of bone cancer, gave him the fantastic news that his current tests are cancer free. The positive results came at the end of a grueling training camp to prepare him for a middleweight showdown with Keenan Collins on the undercard of the Danny Garcia-Zab Judah contest on April 27.

"I've pushed myself harder this training camp than I have for any other fight since making my comeback," Jacobs said. "Now with this behind me, I can get ready for April 27 with no problem whatsoever."

Despite their intense training schedule, Jacobs and his team took a break for a celebratory evening late in his camp to attend the Boxing Writers of America Association ceremony where he received the Bill Crawford award for courage in overcoming adversity. The event offered Jacobs and his friends and family a chance to celebrate his amazing road back to the boxing ring.

Jacobs' upcoming middleweight match-up with Collins is his second at the beautiful Barclays Center, and his third straight in the New York area. He returned triumphantly to the ring in his hometown of Brooklyn at the Barclays Center on October 20, 2012 after an 18-month absence due to his life-threatening cancer diagnosis and added a second victory at boxing mecca, Madison Square Garden in December.

Outside the ring, Jacobs has been juggling his responsibilities as a cancer advocate and his role as a father to son, Nathaniel. He launched his own philanthropic organization, the Get in the Ring Foundation, in January to focus on three issues close to his heart. The foundation's mission is to knockout cancer, childhood obesity and bullying, and more information on the Get in the Ring foundation can be found at www.getinthering.net .

Tags: Daniel Jacobs image  
User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by MASTER1454 on 04-23-2013

Respect! Glad to hear that. Good dude - looking for big thing from Danny. BK stand up!

Comment by SkillspayBills on 04-22-2013

I am always riding with you DJ. Can't wait for you to get that title belt wrapped around your waist.

Comment by Mayweather41-0 on 04-22-2013

Great to hear I wish Danny Jacobs the best of health.

Comment by itiswhatitis on 04-22-2013

great news, looking forward to seeing Danny J back in the ring

Comment by junior gong on 04-22-2013

Wonderful news. Whatever he achieves in his career, no victory will be as big or as sweet. So pleased for him and his family.

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (5)
Top Headlines Loeffler Explains The Recent Flexibility in 'SuperFly' Concept Photos: Kiram, Gesta Training Hard For Matthysse, Linares Roach: I Love Pacquiao-Lomachenko; Crawford Too Big, Young! Donnie Nietes vs. Juan Carlos Reveco Added To Superfly 2 NSAC Suspends Ogawa for Failed PED Test, Farmer Result in Doubt Yordenis Ugas vs. Ray Robinson Moves To Garcia-Rios Card Photos: Robert Easter, Javier Fortuna - Face To Face at Presser Photos: Spence, Peterson - Face To Face at Final Presser Spence: I Want To Clean Out 147, Be The Last Man Standing! Price Details How He Badly Drilled Anthony Joshua in Sparring Whyte: Getting Wilder's WBC Belt Makes Joshua Rematch Bigger! Tyson Fury Offers To Be Parker's Sparring Partner For Joshua Fight Frank Buglioni vs. Callum Johnson Added To Whyte vs. Browne News: Beltran-Moses Update, Eddie Ortiz, LaManna-Bracero Photos: Dillian Whyte, Lucas Browne - Heated Face To Face Josh Taylor vs. Humberto Soto Set For March 3, Glasgow Whyte: Browne Old & Slow; He Has No Way of Stopping Me DiBella: There's No Way Easter-Fortuna Will Be a Boring Fight Jamal James is Open To Facing Amir Khan in Comeback Fight DiBella: If Spence Dominates Peterson, There With Crawford, Loma Frampton: Warren Wants Donaire Fight To Be a WBO Eliminator Cheeseman: Carson Jones Getting Older, I'll Stop Him Late Knockout CP Freshmart vs. Landero in WBA Title Clash, March 6 Hearn: Joshua-Povetkin Happens in UK, We Won't Go To Russia Arum: Pacquiao, Crawford-Horn Double Would Be ESPN PPV Joshua Promoter: We Want Wilder By Year's End - Even in U.S. Evander Holyfield Enters The World of Cryptocurrency The Road to Keith Thurman-Errol Spence Begins (! Or ?) Angulo Very Angry With Chavez Jr. For Delaying Their Fight Jorge Linares Very Willing To Face Lomachenko or Garcia Next Arum Reacts To The Chatter of a Pacquiao vs. Lomachenko Bout Terence Crawford vs. Jeff Horn Heading To MSG on April 14? Photos: Gilberto Ramirez Training in Beast Mode For Ahmed Lomachenko's Manager: Pacquiao is Old, No Gain in Beating Him Photos: Lamont Peterson, Robert Easter, Browne Workouts David Kaminsky, 17-Year-Old Israeli Prospect, Joins Top Rank Photos: Errol Spence Looking Very Sharp During Workout Lamont Peterson Feels He's in 'Perfect Place' For Spence Clash Miguel Berchelt Holds Presser, Still Unsure of Next Opponent Lipinets Trained With One Hand, 'Begged' to Stay in Garcia Fight
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement