Daniel “Danny” Jacobs is an American-born professional boxer. Ranked as the second-best active middleweight by The Ring magazine, his name always shows up on the surface. Here are the details of the fighter.
Daniel Jacobs: Biography
Born on February 3, 1987, Daniel Jacobs happened in Brooklyn, New York City, US. His mother’s name is Yvette Jacobs. His mother, his grandma, and aunts have been taking care of him for decades. There is no information about his father.
He completed his education at Erasmus High School in NYC. He started his amateur boxing career from 2003 until 2006 when he turned to professional boxer.
The public has spotted his cancer recently. Back in May 2011, the doctor diagnosed him with the rare and aggressive cancer in the form of tumor. The tumor damaged the nerves and caused the paralysis in his legs. The doctor even stated that he would never go back to the ring again. But a year later, on October 20, 2012, he came back to the ring.
Jacobs Personal life (Wife and Son)
Daniel Jacobs was under the care of his mother, grandmother, and aunts. He practically learned the African American roots from his mother. Although there is no information about his father, he does not seem to disclose it to the public.
Jacobs is not so open about his love life. He was single back then and wanted to keep that way. But not until Natalie Stevens came to his life. He and his girlfriend have a son namely Nathaniel Jacobs. But as expected, he prefers to keep his personal life information private.
Boxing Career & Record
Daniel “Danny” Jacobs is a two-time middleweight world champion. He held the IBF title since 2018. He was WBA regular title holder back then from 2014 to 2017. Public called him “Miracle Man” because of his recovery from cancer called osteosarcoma. His career was almost cut short in 2011 due to the cancer condition. However, the rare form of bone cancer didn’t seem to stop him from proceeding in the boxing career. He got the full recovery after spending 19 months on fixing his body.
But that’s not all. In August 2018, the Ring Magazine slated him as the world’s second best active middleweight boxer. The Transnational Boxing Rankings Board and BoxRec ranked him as the third’s best active middleweight. With 815 KO-to-win Ratio, his punching power has been one of the most offensive threats for his opponents.
Daniel Jacobs Net Worth
His net worth is not still clear yet. But the experts suggest that he have several million dollars in revenue. His high-profile game is when he took on Golovkin. He cashed out around $1.75 million. His net worth estimation is still under review.
Jacobs Next Fight
Jacobs next performance is the fight with Canelo Alvarez. The event will take place on May 4, 2019, at T-Mobile Arena, Paradise, Nevada, US. The unification match encourages him to defend his IBF middleweight title.