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Danny Jacobs: ‘One punch could change everything’

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Middleweight contender Danny Jacobs is the sort of person you want repping your sport, if we’re talking about living in a sane world, where traits like decency, dignity, class and such are most prized traits in a being.

Ah, but maybe you recognize this world sometimes doesn’t enough treasure those characteristics, of a kind and humble sort, and instead rewards blowhards, drama kings and ruthless backstabbers who seek loopholes and persons to exploit with ravenous glee.

Jacobs (32-1 with 29 knockouts; turned pro in 2007; turns 30 on Feb. 3) will get a chance to tell his story and show his worth, as a prizefighter and public figure, when he takes on the tallest challenge of his ring career on March 18. On that evening, he will be in, for the first time as a pro, with a person whom, on paper, is a bit badder, with fists a bit harder, IBF/WBA/WBC middleweight titleholder Gennady Golovkin.

I say “tallest challenge” but I qualified that phrase with the words “of his ring career.”

Because Jacobs had cancer invade his body a few years back – and not a mild case, which gave him a quick scare and allowed him to move on. No, this beast wrapped itself around his spine and left him unable to move and pretty damn sure he’d die.

He beat that bastard down and that’s why, when he’s informed by media that he’s an 8-to-1 underdog, as he was during a Tuesday press session at Madison Square Garden in New York City, where the “GGG”-Jacobs tiff will unfold, he’s not prone to grumble or argue. Golovkin, he allows, is a badass but Jacobs knows something about tangling with and facing down such a creature. Cancer is a creature, isn’t it, a ruthless invader who is as sneaky and amoral as any entity known to man?

We saw a Danny Jacobs, who seems to be relishing this opportunity, not feigning a grin, as he walks to the gallows. He told us he’s headed to California to do camp, away from pesky reporters like me. “I’m not going to be the one who wastes as much energy doing this stuff, even though I love you guys,” he said, to a chuckling room, “and I respect what you do and appreciate what you do for the sport but, at the same time, I want to focus solely on the task at hand and I don’t want any distractions.”

Check out the following videos and decide for yourself on Jacobs’ demeanor and mood. And feel free to leave a comment down below about this tango and leave your prediction on what, and maybe whom, will go down March 18 in NYC and on HBO Pay-Per-View.

 

 

 

Well, nuts to you, Daniel Jacobs. Michael Woods told us, at RingTV.com, that he’s headed to Paulie Gee’s in Greenpoint for a slice, then he’s going home to grab a nap, away from pesky fighters like you, pal. (Just kidding. Please don’t hit us.)

 

 

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  • Robert Archambault

    If I read one more time how Jacobs beat cancer, I will launch a fucking DDOS attack on this website. Did he pull the cancer out of his body and beat it in the ring? Did he beat it on his own, without the aid of modern medicine and doctors? Will it make the slightest fucking difference when Golovkin hits him flush in the chin with a left hook? NO TO ALL THE ABOVE!!!
    Jacobs falls in under 5 rounds. Maybe he can write a book about how he beat cancer but GGG kicked his ass.

    • GGG will beat the cancer back into Jacobs.

      • Robert Archambault

        Cancer is irrelevant in a discussion about boxing. Now if he had wasted away to 90 lbs during his battle and had to rebuild his entire muscle mass and managed to do what doctors said was an impossible task, then yes, it would be relevant. But that did not happen, did it?

      • Larry Connor

        Ha ha ha ha ha

      • IanF69

        Now I’m a believer in every one to their own…….but you my friend only added those last 5 words to your comment after Robert started takin shit………if you don’t have the balls to stand by your original thought’s and post ….don’t bother typing at all……it’s spineless.

    • Charlie U.

      Of the things to go after Jacobs for, you attack his being a cancer survivor? In fact, it pisses you off so much that you’ll launch an attack on website if they even so much as mention it again. GGG obsession aside, you are one twisted individual.

      • Stephen M

        I think you are twisting what Robert said. He is not attacking him for being a cancer survivor. He is annoyed that every article about Jacobs has to go there. This article is particularly tacky: “He beat that bastard down”, really? Give me a break. He was cured of cancer by doctors. I’m sure it was a tough experience but I’m a lot more impressed with, say, Vinny Paz.

        • Charlie U.

          “If I read one more time about how Jacobs beat cancer, I will launch a fucking DDOS attack on this website.”

          Difficult to twist that. I can’t fathom how someone can get so upset reading about a person beating cancer that he openly threatens to attack the next time it is mentioned. That is sick. The guy needs help.

          • Stephen M

            Respectfully disagree.

          • Charlie U.

            What exactly do you disagree with? What is so wrong with celebrating that a guy beat/survived cancer? Who cares if it’s mentioned in every article about Jacobs? Maybe it inspires others who are going through tough times of their own. How is that a bad thing to include it in an article? Not everything has to be negative all the time and we don’t have to be cynical about everything. And furthermore, Robert is a huge hypocrite because any article about GGG could include GGG’s favorite color, his shoe size, or even his brief/boxer preference and he wouldn’t even blink an eye. But the mention of Jacobs beating cancer pisses him off so much that he’s ready to launch a cyber attack against Ring tv.com? Go ahead and defend that. You’d be wrong.

          • Stephen M

            Well. Robert rarely under reacts… But I would guess that there is some hyperbole in there. You might be over reacting a teensy, weensy bit yourself. When I saw the bit on cancer on the title page I thought “Ach, this again?…”, but personally, I would not have commented if everyone wasn’t piling on Robert.

          • Chuckss Joness

            You indeed twisted his words.

        • Robert Archambault

          Charlie can write whatever he wants. He’s on my blocked list and I cannot see it anyways. And yes, you did hit it directly on the nose. What Vinny Paz achieved is infinitely more impressive than what Jacobs did.

    • Julio

      I think the point is that Jacobs will go in there with the confidence that he can beat GGG, because he defeated his toughest opponent to date, and perhaps in his entire life.

      • philoe bedoe

        Well said……..

      • Koolz

        No that’s acting like Cancer is incredibly hard to beat, that’s the MSM Health Industry talking! Using Chemo crap! Same from the 1950s! Cancer can beaten with Ease using Cannabis Oil and a Doctor that knows how to treat it. But say that and you are ridiculed with slander. No one wants there 400 billion dollar cancer industry disrupted.

        Beating GGG on the other had is an impossible task.

        • D Johnson

          You are gullible.

        • Robert Archambault

          Not even the most dedicated supporters of Cannabis legalization will support those unproven claims. To anyone who thinks they can survive cancer using cannabis oil, I wish you much luck and promise to not send flowers to your funeral but to spend the money on a nice cold beer instead to toast your foolishness with.

      • Robert Archambault

        So he will be bringing the entire medical staff who were the ones actually responsible for his beating cancer into the ring to fight for him?

        • Julio

          It means that in life there are way more treacherous and painful obstacles than dealing with a man. Remember Buster Douglas? Something like that.

          • Robert Archambault

            Buster Douglas was not a man? I did not know that!

          • Julio

            Ha ha, nice try. I will break it down for you. Buster’s mother had died a few weeks before the Tyson fight. Instead of adjourning it, he decided to go through with it. His mother passing away just galvanized him mentally, physically, and emotionally to be ready for the fight when most would have decided otherwise, and rightfully so.

            That Sunday morning in Tokyo, he saw Tyson as a simple obstacle standing in his way. The rest still resonates to this very day. Jacobs may not make the same headlines like Douglas did, but it would be a pretty nice upset if he does pull it off. For the record, I am hoping that GGG smashes him to the smithereens as he does to everyone else.

          • Robert Archambault

            Tyson was so fucked up that night that a girl would have beaten him. He was beaten before he stepped in to the ring and he would be the first to admit that, in fact he has stated it many times.

          • Julio

            That is beside the point because at that moment Tyson was view as indestructible and simply could not lose, let alone against the food loving, training avert, but otherwise talented Douglas. Mike was the 800 pound gorilla and got tamed by a guy that simply wasn’t going to be denied that Monday morning.

            Moral of the story, if your mind is in a certain place, NO ONE can take it out of there. However, I seriously doubt that Jacobs can beat Golokvin, no matter how resolute he is since he is taking on a guy that is seemingly at the top of his game without any known hiccups.

          • Robert Archambault

            No, it is not beside the point. If Douglas had faced a prime Tyson in the ring, he would have ended up like all the rest of his early opponents. On the mat looking up at the lights. I don’t give a shit what your state of mind happens to be, you get nailed in the face by undeniable power and you go down. You may believe you can fly with every ounce of your being but if you jump off the Empire State building, you are going to die. Jacobs can believe in his god or his amazing faith in himself and it will make no difference at all. GGG will still destroy him.

          • Julio

            My friend, did you foresee Tyson’s debacle before the Douglas fight? Dude was a 42-1 underdog for a reason. NOBODY expected Douglas to pull it off, it is really that simple. That was a prime Tyson, undefeated, that had squashed everyone in his path up to that point. Even if the most erudite noticed an erosion in Tyson’s skills, certainly it wasn’t a strong enough deterrent to believe that Buster would smack Tyson around. Tyson hit Douglas with some “undeniable power” of his and still Douglas stood up to it, and even got up from it. Everything is else is revisionist history.

          • Robert Archambault

            Believe what you want to believe. We will see how well the power of positive thinking will help Jacobs on March 18th.

          • Julio

            I am just stating facts. Nothing more nothing less.

          • Robert Archambault

            While totally ignoring the FACT that Tyson did not take Douglas seriously, hardly trained for the fight and was terribly out of shape for it. If you want to deal with the facts, deal with ALL OF THEM. Now I am done with this pointless circle jerk.

          • Julio

            Right, but that transpired AFTER the fact. Had Tyson won nobody would have cared about Tyson’s heroics and maladies in Tokyo.

          • Julio

            That is beside the point because at that moment Tyson was view as indestructible and simply could not lose, let alone against the food loving, training avert, but otherwise talented Douglas. Mike was the 800 pound gorilla and got tamed by a guy that simply wasn’t going to be denied that Monday morning.

            Moral of the story, if your mind is in a certain place, NO ONE can take it out of there. However, I seriously doubt that Jacobs can beat Golokvin, no matter how resolute he is since he is taking on a guy that is seemingly at the top of his game without any known hiccups.

        • Chuckss Joness

          Go fuck yourselff.

    • Michel Desgrottes

      what’s wrong with beating cancer?

      • Robert Archambault

        Nothing at all. It simply does not have to be mentioned in EVERY FUCKING ARTICLE on Jacobs. It has nothing to do with how good he is as a boxer.

    • Jody Hanna

      That’s a pretty shitty statement, I hope for your sake that you never need the aid of ‘modern medicine and doctors’ to fight cancer, it’s not often someone on here leaves me lost for words, but you just managed it, congratulations.

      • Robert Archambault

        EVERY story about Jacobs has to include that he is a cancer survivor. As if by some great force of will he was able to defeat the disease on his own. Guess what? He didn’t. If anyone deserves the credit for his survival, it is his doctors and medical science.
        I had a massive heart attack three years ago and was actually DEAD on the table. I survived. I take no credit for this but give all the credit to my doctors who saved my life. I do not include ‘HEART ATTACK SURVIVOR’ as a signature to my posts nor do I expect to receive any special treatment because of it.
        Shit happens in our lives. If we are fortunate, we survive and get to continue living. But these things are simply one of many things and events in our lives that make us who we are. They do not make us special or any better than anyone else or deserving of any better treatment because we managed to survive something that others may not.
        .
        This is a BOXING SITE. I come here to read about BOXING. I do not care if someone has survived a heart attack, cancer, AIDS or fucking bubonic plague. I care about what he does in the ring. It is time to move on from having to mention in every article that Jacobs beat cancer.

        • Charlie U.

          Sarah, is this what you meant when you said ‘Robert is actually a good guy’? Yep, you were right. I see it now.

          • Ciscostudent561

            To be fair dude has gon radical in the past few weeks.

          • Charlie U.

            * nuts

        • Jody Hanna

          If a ‘HEART ATTACK SURVIVOR’ was a top contender or champion of the world, that would also get a mention as it would be a hell of an achievement, like rising to the top (or near the top) as Jacobs has done, unfortunately posting on a boxing fan’s chatroom doesn’t require the same physical talent and determination.

          • Robert Archambault

            If a heart attack survivor who spent 11 days in a coma, was not expected to make it out of the emergency room and was expected to have serious brain damage due to oxygen deprivation and expected to spend a minimum of 4 months in hospital managed to recuperate and leave hospital in 4 weeks with all mental faculties intact but was left with 20% heart capacity and a pacemaker/defibrillator implanted in his chest is even able to go for a fucking jog around the block he deserves to be worshipped as a god. Some limitations simply cannot be overcome no matter how strong the character or personality of the person may be. And just for a kicker, my doctor calls me the ‘Miracle Man’ as well.
            I had no articles written about me, no newspaper reporters called my phone or knocked on my door and no one set up some on line fund raiser to help me get back on my feet either. And despite having next to no support system at all and no family to lean on, I managed to survive.
            If you think I am not a determined individual, I really do not give a shit.

          • Larry Connor

            I see why you don’t have anyone to lean on, you are an ass hole.

          • philoe bedoe

            Because no one knows who you are………

          • Jody Hanna

            Hey, good for you, but the fact of the matter is that a famous athlete os going to get media attention for overcoming a serious health matter, your average Joe isn’t. That’s just the way of the world, I don’t know why you’re getting so angry.

        • Chuckss Joness

          Go fuck yourself.

          • Robert Archambault

            Chinga tu madre.

          • Chuckss Joness

            J’temmerde pédale d’enculé!

          • Robert Archambault

            You need to find a better translation program. Your insult only shows your ignorance and lack of intelligence.

        • Larry Connor

          You are an ass!!!

        • left hook

          I know what you mean, Robert. It is the ‘cancer survivor’ angle that it appears each article uses. For DJs sake, I think he would appreciate some words about his amateur background, his loss to Pirog and what he learned from it, his big win over Quillen, etc… It is a great story, but it doesn’t have to be mentioned every time. That will be a good angle to use on ESPN when it is opened up to the general sports fan, but boxing fans on boxing sites are pretty familiar with the story.
          How about–how has GGG coped with the loss of his brothers? That is glossed over, and if you have lost an immediate family member, that is hell every day. Every. Damn. Day.

          • Robert Archambault

            Exactly! There is plenty to talk about when it comes to Jacobs that actually relates to his skill in the ring and the upcoming fight.
            And that is a very good point about GGG’s brothers. That hardly even received any attention around the Stevens fight when Stevens posted a photo with a coffin marked GGG on it. That photo led to Gennady’s brother Max insisting that GGG give Stevens a beating and punish him for the disrespect, which is exactly what ended up happening. After the fight, people were giving Stevens credit for lasting 8 rounds while GGG wanted to beat on him for a full 12 and had no intention of ending the fight. But did that get any media attention at all? NO. All the usual suspects were talking about was how he was not able to KO Stevens.

      • Charlie U.

        This guy is a real scumbag, Jody. I’d have been lost for words too if it had come from anyone else.

        • philoe bedoe

          I never resort to name calling on here.
          But he’s a sad bitter weirdo who needs sympathy………

          • Charlie U.

            Agree, Philoe. With the name calling, I haven’t shown the same good judgement as you in the past and I regret it. But this guy deserves it.

          • philoe bedoe

            Your right he does deserve it………

      • philoe bedoe

        He cannot really be serious, surely……….

      • TMT NYC-DA REAL GHOSTBUSTERS

        Monsieur just has a stoic sense of humor, that’s all.

      • Chuckss Joness

        Guy is probably having a bad day.

    • Barney mcgrew

      How To Win Friends and Influence People by Robert Archambault.

      • Chuckss Joness

        Don’t change your avatar.

    • Stephen M

      I have to agree with you, although I am not quite as passionate about the subject. But it seems like if you are lucky enough to be cured of cancer you are some kind of a hero. Unsaid, but implied, is that if you died of cancer, you must be a wimp.
      And strangely contradictory, if you get shot and killed while in uniform, no matter the circumstance, you are automatically an American hero…

      • Robert Archambault

        To qualify as a ‘hero’ in my book, you have to unselfishly put your own life in danger to save the life of someone else without any thought of personal glory or your own personal safety.

        • You sound like you would make a good American. We need more like you here. MAGA!

          • Robert Archambault

            I would rather be fed alive to a pack of rabid dogs than become an American.

    • Larry Connor

      I agree. This fight will not even be close. Another over matched walk in the park for ggg.

    • disqus_EewaFe3EB6

      The point is that not only he was cured, but through his will he went back to boxing, after the doctors told him he’d be a miracle if he ever walked again. So yeah, he beat cancer. It takes a lot of balls to do that.

  • IanF69

    One punch will change everything…..just not from you Danny.

    • TBE KOREA-DA REAL ARTHUR LEE

      That would be GGG’s first landed hard jab.

  • ciobanu catalin

    That is true, but who is going to hold ggg down?…

    • Rosalino Sanchez Felix

      true, and DJ is no defensive wizard….early ko win for GGG

  • Shawn

    I really haven’t followed Jacobs career enough to comment but I’m going too anyway.
    3G – never knocked down in his entire boxing career – amateur/pro ranks. Jacobs has been but against a really talented fighter )

    Boxing isnt just about the battle of the chins – but this time I think it is.

    Both fighters have pro’s @ con’s but in the end – 3G wins K.O.
    Jacobs wants to win – he has to avoid the ropes and out box triple G for twelve rounds, not an easy task.

    Punching triple in the face a million time seems to have no effect on his forward momentum.

    • Robert Archambault

      Jacobs was knocked down by Mora, hardly a really talented boxer.

      • Shawn

        Jacobs can box a bit and he has fast hands. He’s not Ray Mercer though – that I get.

        I see your getting put on the P4P hate list by Charlie.
        Charlie hates me lol.
        He dislikes run on sentences, punctuation errors and spelling mistakes.

        I know many individuals that have near perfect grammar – that are dumb as a bag of hammers and Charlie is one of them – so don’t let it bother you too much.

        Just take it easy on the cancer patients – it’s a pretty sensitive issue.

        • Robert Archambault

          Charlie? He has been on my blocked list since that function became available. Haven’t read one of his posts in ages.
          As for cancer patients… I lost my mother and an uncle to cancer, as well as a number of friends and acquaintances over the years. I also know my share of cancer survivors. I know how sensitive an issue it is first hand and that is one of the reasons I get pissed off when it is brought up almost in every damn article written about the guy. He is no superman, he is not blessed by any god and if he thinks he has an angel protecting his ass, his angel will be getting it’s ass kicked on March 18th as well.

          • Shawn

            My sister died from cancer last year – i get it.

            You are correct that beating cancer won’t help Jacobs – that’s a true statement.
            I am glad he’s around for his family and friends and for the 3G fight.

            May the best man win.

        • Charlie U.

          Don’t even know who you are, dude.

          • Shawn

            Oh Charlie come on buddy.
            It sure took you a while – did your mommy forget to lay out your clothes ?

          • Charlie U.

            Still nothing. Perhaps you want to give me a hint by telling me some of the other names you use. Barley?

          • Shawn

            Okay must have you mixed up with another Charlie.

          • Charlie U.

            Maybe. There may be another Charlie on this board. I have no idea who you are, dude.

          • Charlie U.

            Oh wait…! I think I know now. You’re the -_- dude. You have the Jack Johnson avatar. I forgot I put you on that p4p most annoying list. Damn dude, how many profiles do you have?

          • Shawn

            I have the Arnold Schwarzen-honky Avatar, Mr Brown. What you talking about Willis ?

          • Charlie U.

            No idea what you’re talking about.

          • Shawn

            I know Charlie – it’s okay the helmet is in the mail.

          • Charlie U.

            Are these inside jokes that I’m supposed to be getting?

          • Shawn

            o.k.

          • Charlie U.

            Little Fisty?

          • Shawn

            What in the world are ya talking about Charlie ?

          • Charlie U.

            If you’re not Fisticuffs, then I have no idea who you are. Just some random tool…

          • Shawn

            My name is Kumar, I’m from Africa – I live among the forest and my pet monkeys name is Charlie. I’m a guide on the great Nile river – if you visit I will send you to a tribe of many great tools – since your passion is of tools.

          • Charlie U.

            Wtf?? Lol.

          • Shawn

            I’m just clowning around with ya buddy lol.

          • Shawn

            I’m just clowning around with ya buddy lol.

          • Shawn

            I’m just clowning around with ya buddy lol.

          • Shawn

            Okay Charlie

          • Shawn

            Liposuction isn’t for your skull Charlie.

          • Charlie U.

            Nope. It’s definitely not. Even people like me who are “dumb as a box of rocks” know that.

    • Donn

      Vic Darchinyan always walked through the punches of everyone he faced. I remember while at the first Nonito Donaire bout and explaining to a guy questioning why Vic just walked in with that crablike arm position … how great a chin Vic had.
      Next thing we know, Vic’s ass was on the canvas courtesy of a Donaire left hook.
      Vic’s chin was never the same again. The same thing could happen to Gennady. He takes a lot of punches. That’s never a good thing. It always catches up with you.

      • Shawn

        I didn’t think of it that way because 3G has never been down and only recently took a bit of a punishment from brook.
        That’s true what your saying though – I can’t disagree with you at all. 3G should box Jacobs at range and pump that jab out there and save himself for another day – your correct – no reason to take unnecessary punishment on a 34 year body.

    • Donn

      Vic Darchinyan always walked through the punches of everyone he faced. I remember while at the first Nonito Donaire bout and explaining to a guy questioning why Vic just walked in with that crablike arm position … how great a chin Vic had.
      Next thing we know, Vic’s ass was on the canvas courtesy of a Donaire left hook.
      Vic’s chin was never the same again. The same thing could happen to Gennady. He takes a lot of punches. That’s never a good thing. It always catches up with you.

  • Barley mcgrew

    ‘One punch can change everything’

    I bet that’s exactly what GGG is thinking as he slams that right hand into that heavy bag with a smile.
    .

  • Rosalino Sanchez Felix

    land it before GGG does and you may win, but seeing that Mora hurt you pretty bad, the likely occurrence is GGG will knock you out before 5th rd

    • KillaBlu

      Mora never hurt Jacobs. He got a flash knockdown in the first but Daniel was not hurt at all

      • Rosalino Sanchez Felix

        you may want to see their first fight again

      • Nathan Dryden

        Agreed, Jacobs was not hurt. However if feather fisted Mora can score a flash knockdown on Jacobs, GGG can score a an outright KO. Jacobs however can punch like a mule himself and potentially put GGG lights out as well. Looking forward to great fight.

        • Floridastorm

          Wade, Lemieux, Rubio, Murray, Stevens, Macklin,, and Brook were all big punchers. They all hit GGG with their best shots. GGG just smiled and commenced to destroy them all. I seriously doubt Jacobs punches as hard or harder than these fighters. The fact that it took him 7 rounds to put away Mora after knocking him down numerous times, shows what kind of power he may not have.

          • ceylon mooney

            lemieux didnt get to land a big shot.

      • Rick

        He was absolutely hurt. You might want to watch that one again. If Mora had any sort of killer instinct that fight would’ve been over.

        • ceylon mooney

          mora floored knocked him stupid for a sec. that rematch was SHIT tho. they both sucked, and mora is a terrible at WWE.

      • Floridastorm

        Yeah, but Pirog sure did. Knocked Jacobs down in the 4th round and brutally knocked him out in the 5th. And, Jacobs was in top condition for that fight. Pirog is also not a particularly big puncher. Mora hit Jacobs with quite a few flush punches. If he’s that easy to hit GGG will have a field day.

    • Larry Connor

      True

  • Charlie U.

    I usually don’t like cliches with anything but this is definitely one time where a cliche is appropriate. When was the last time a major title fight (or any fight, for that matter) featured two guys who were on a combined 36 fight KO streak?? It’s remarkable, really. Big fan of both guys, counting the days to this one.

  • Harry

    I’m afraid Golovkin may feel guilty about hitting hard the man who recovered from cancer and that could be to his unraveling.

  • Charlie U.

    Early prediction game: Pick 1) winner 2) round 3) time (if KO). Person who comes the closest wins a years subscription to the Ball Bag, the Brawl Bag, the Nickel bag, and AutoSmell’s bag plus major kudos from everyone that says kudos.

    My prediction: GGG, KO 9 1:46

    • Jody Hanna

      GGG TKO 5 2.27

      • Charlie U.

        Eh, you’re probably right. Probably just hoping it goes a few more rounds because I’ll be there and I want to get my money’s worth.

      • Charlie U.

        What happened with AJ/Wlad tix?

        • Jody Hanna

          Nothing, releasing the second batch next week, but the last effort left a bad taste in my mouth, not sure whether to say fuck it.

          • Charlie U.

            Nah, you should try again. Second batch might be easier, no?

          • Jody Hanna

            I now begrudge giving that prick Eddie Hearn any of my money.

    • Larry Connor

      Ggg, ko7 :42

    • IanF69

      GGG, TKO R1 2.30

  • Larry Connor

    It’s 8-1 odds for a reason Jacob. Sure you have a punchers chance, but the likely hood of you winning this match is remote at best. If you wasn’t so chinny, then maybe the odds would be 7-1, but with a suspect chin, it’s just a matter of when.

  • Sidewinder

    Don’t rely on that one punch DJ because GGG might beat you to it. Your best tactic is to fight GGG aggressively on the inside and employ some roughhousing tactics. Dont let him establish his form to throw his punches. You could really learn from that Lemeiux fight.

    • Julio

      First he will need to find a way to get past GGG’s jab.

  • kiowhatta

    ‘blowhards, drama kings and ruthless backstabbers who seek loopholes and persons to exploit with ravenous glee.’- exceptional!
    I wonder which person’s fit this description? An unfortunate necessary and intrinsic part of the boxing landscape..
    I see this as dependent on whether GGG can impose his will upon Jacobs early; backing up up steadily and chopping wood when he can.
    A lot will depend on Jacobs ability to take a punch (Duh) and the best he can do is try to do everything no fighter has been able to do against GGG yet: fight the perfect fight: make him miss, counter on the move, force him out of his rhythm and nullify his pressure. That is highly unlikely, and I think Jacobs knows it.
    If GGG is as an intelligent fighter as I hope he is, then he will have learnt a lot from the Brook fight, use a little more head movement, keep throwing that ramrod jab, cut of the ring sooner, and throw more combo’s.
    The thing is GGG is so good he can have an off night and still get the job done. His biggest test is focus and motivation. I cannot forget how uncomfortable he looked going into the Brook fight, and it intrigues me what the cause of that was: something in passing, or something more permanent.

  • TBE KOREA-DA REAL ARTHUR LEE

    Yes, and that is GGG’s blunt jab.

  • John Swan

    Why does ever story have to include cancer whenever Jacobs fights? Loads of people have beaten cancer, but nobody has come close to beating GGG in the pro game. And beating cancer doesn’t make you any tougher than anybody else, it just makes you lucky. I hate it when people make out as though cancer survivors somehow toughed it out against cancer, which suggests that those that didn’t survive weren’t tough enough. Complete BS. Beating cancer is down to medication and luck.

    • Jody Hanna

      Robert Archambault?

      • Charlie U.

        I had my suspicions about those two.