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Daniel Jacobs the subject of four-part documentary produced by Vice


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The amazing comeback story of Daniel Jacobs continues to touch not only fighters and fans, but the common man.

Vice – the print magazine turned multi-media company whose HBO series won an Emmy award for Outstanding Informational Series or Special – has selected Jacobs as the subject for a four-part series titled “The Miracle Man.”

Part one gives some insight on Jacobs’ preparation for his bout against Jarrod Fletcher while also going back to take a look at how Jacobs overcame osteosarcoma. Jacobs and his wife go into detail on the financial strife that took over their family when trying to have enough money to cover Jacbos’ doctor bills.

“Money was flying for these doctors,” Jacobs’ girlfriend Natalie Stevens reflects. “Can I feed my family with $10? How can I cook this meal with one pot?”

Here’s how Vice described the documentary series on Jacobs:

“A rising star in the pro boxing world, Danny Jacobs cemented himself as a fighter with vicious knockout power and tremendous speed. In May 2011, he was diagnosed with osteosarcoma. With a tumor aggressively wrapping itself around his spine he was told that if he survived, he would never box again. Two years and six fights removed from that diagnosis, we followed Danny leading up to his WBA middleweight title bout. In part 1, we introduce Danny’s story and see him begin to train for a career-defining fight. Part 2 coming 2/17.”

It is a solid documentary for fans of Jacobs but does a better job for those who may not be familiar with the boxer but are interested in him overcoming his greatest opponent: cancer.