Danny Jacobs rematch with Sergio Mora finally set for Sept. 9 in PA
After three different locations and two separate dates, Danny Jacobs and Sergio Mora finally have their rematch set.
Jacobs’ follow-up bout with Mora will take place on Sept. 9 at Santander Arena in Reading, Pennsylvania and will headline a PBC on Spike card (9 p.m. ET), it was announced on Thursday. The televised co-feature boasts an intriguing lightweight title fight between Robert Easter Jr. against Richard Commey for a vacant strap. Also on the card will be heavyweight Travis Kauffman (30-1, 22 knockouts).
The rematch between Jacobs, who holds a secondary middleweight title, and Mora (28-4-2, 9 KOs) was initially targeted for July 30 at Barclays Center as the co-feature to Carl Frampton’s victory against Leo Santa Cruz. The fight was then moved to Sept. 9 in Las Vegas to headline its own show only to shift to Reading, Pennsylvania in recent weeks.
If the rematch features the same action as the first fight last August, then it will have all been worth it. The two exchanged knockdowns in the first round before the bout was stopped in the second after Mora couldn’t continue because of an injury, giving Brooklyn’s Jacobs (31-1, 28 KOs) a stoppage victory.
“This is business for me, but it is also more personal than any fight I have ever had,” Jacobs said in a press release. “Sergio has been using these antics online to get this rematch and he has gotten under my skin. There has been a lot of back and forth as far as people’s opinions as to who would have won the fight had he not gotten hurt. I am looking at this as an opportunity to clarify that I am the real champion. I want to shut his trap in primetime.”
Ohio’s Easter (17-0, 14 KOs) rose to prominence with an impressive fifth-round destruction of former titleholder Algenis Mendez in April. Ghana’s Commey (24-0, 22 KOs) was the mandatory to Rances Barthelemy before he vacated the title they are now fighting for to move up in weight.