Daniel Jacobs, popularly referred to as the ‘Miracle man’ has been in the limelight for a while following his ability to recover from a career-threatening bone cancer called Osteosarcoma. He was diagnosed with the sickness in 2011 and after nine months of continuous struggle, Jacobs recovered and bounced back the following year.
Meanwhile, the professional American boxer has been the WBA, NABO, and NABF middleweight titleholder from 2014 to 2017. Jacobs is also a four-time Golden Gloves Winner at the New York Boxing Championships. In addition, his fast hand speed and movement have kept the all-around boxer atop his game to date. He is currently ranked the second best middleweight boxer by The Ring Magazine as well as third best by BoxRec. Learn more about him below.
Daniel Jacobs Bio
Daniel Jacobs first came into this world on February 3, 1987; he was born in Brooklyn, New York City, in the United States. He was raised by his mother named Yvette Jacobs, as well as his grandmother, Cordelia, and aunts. There’s no information regarding his father or who he is. As a child, Jacobs completed his basic education at Erasmus High School situated in the New York City of Brooklyn.
Daniel Jacobs was a fantastic amateur boxer having a 137-7 winning record. During his amateur career, he won the 2003 Junior Olympics competition and the United States under-19 National Championship in 2004. Jacobs also clinched the Golden Gloves welterweight championship as well as the PAL national championship the same year. The following year, he took the National Golden Gloves middleweight championship and in 2006; he was crowned the United States Amateur middleweight champion. At the end of his amateur career in 2006, Jacobs turned pro the following year.
Daniel Jacobs made his first professional appearance in December 2007. He fought against Jose Jesus Hurtado at the MGM Grand situated in Los Angeles. He was declared the winner by knockout after the first round of the fight. Afterwards, he signed up with Golden Boy Promotions and later triumphed over Mike Walker to win the junior middleweight title in May 2009 after which he beat Ishe Smith to clinch the NABO middleweight title in August 2009.
The following year, Jacobs continued making strides as he fought with the big names. He competed for the WBO middleweight title after Sergio Martinez was stripped of the title due to his inability to comply with the WBO rules. Although Jacobs put up a good fight; he lost the match after a knockout in the fifth round. He also emerged victorious in his next two fights in 2010 before he was diagnosed with a career-threatening bone cancer. Jacobs went on massive treatment and after nine months, he fully recovered and re-entered the ring.
Upon his return to professional boxing in 2012, Jacobs recorded his first win against Josh Lutheran on October 20, 2012. In 2013, he defeated Giovanni Lorenzo with a knockout in the fourth round to clinch the WBC Continental Americas middleweight championship title. The following year, he captured the WBA (Regular) middleweight championship title after his triumph over Jarrod Fletcher in August 2014. He defeated Peter Quillin and Sergio Mora respectively to defend his title in 2015.
Looking for a more powerful opponent, Jacobs began negotiations with Gennady Golovkin prior to his big fight against Canelo Alvarez in 2016. The duo later fought in March 2017 and the match took place at the Madison Square in New York City. Daniel Jacobs fought Gennady to a full twelve round but finally lost. Later in the same year, Jacobs signed up with Matchroom Boxing promotions in a bid to show his matches on HBO.
In 2018, Gennady Golovkin who was the current IBF titleholder was stripped of his title following his failure to adhere to the IBF rules. Jacobs is scheduled to fight with the Ukranian boxer Serhiy Derevianchchenko for the vacant IBF middleweight title. The fight will take place on November 10, 2018, at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum situated in Uniondale, New York.
Net Worth: How Much is Daniel Jacobs Worth?
Jacobs fight against Golovkin was highly rated and generated several million dollars in revenue. In view of his top-notch performance in the game; Daniel Jacobs cashed out $1.75 million, making him one of the top pound-for-pound earners. His net worth is said to be running in millions; nevertheless, it’s still under review and cannot be ascertained at the moment.
Daniel Jacobs’ Wife And Family
It’s no secret that Daniel Jacobs grew up under the care of his mother, grandmother, and aunts. He is of African American roots. He practically learned everything he knew from his mother, Yvette Jacobs and there is no information about his father, who he is or where he is from. Also, since there is limited information regarding his childhood; there is an indication that Jacobs is the only child of his mother.
Similarly, Jacobs isn’t so vocal about his love life, hence, nothing could be said about his relationships and affairs. He might be single as he has not disclosed any details regarding his wife or girlfriend. He enjoys keeping such information private, thereby striking a balance between his professional and personal life. He is currently focused on getting to the peak of his boxing career.
His Height And Weight
The amazing boxing champ is very tall and has a superb personality. He stands at a height of 1.85 m and has a commensurate body weight of 72.27 kg – 159.8 pounds. He has black hair and brown eyes.