Daniel Jacobs-Sergio Mora II set for Sept. 9, sources say
For as long as it lasted, the first Danny Jacobs versus Sergio Mora middleweight clash provided copious thrills.
Problem was, the action got curtailed in a flash when the Cali boxer Mora hit the deck, and fractured his right ankle in the process.
He’s healed and they will pick up where they left off, both seeking to finish the job after a truncated scrap which saw the Brooklyner Jacobs hit the floor at Barclays, and then returning the favor by felling Mora in the same maniacal round one.
On Sept 9, the 31-1 Jacobs, who defended his “regular” WBA title against Mora in August 2015, and then against Peter Quillin, will put his belt up on SPIKE, on a PBC presentation in Reading, Pennsylvania. [Editor’s note: THE RING does not recognize WBA’s regular titles and views Gennady Golovkin, holder of the WBA’s “super” 160-pound title, as the sanctioning organization’s middleweight champ.]
A source with intimate knowledge of the face-off confirmed the date to RingTV.com.
Jacobs has been off since the first-round KO win last December over Quillin. The 35-year-old Mora owns a 28-4-2 mark, accumulated since turning pro in 2000.