Does Daniel Jacobs Have the Talent to Be a Champion?

jacobs6678901By Jason Kim: after watching how middleweight prospect Daniel Jacobs (16-0, 14 KOs) struggled against 5’7” Michael Walker (19-2, 12 KOs) on the undercard of the Manny Pacquiao vs. Ricky Hatton bout on May 2nd at the MGM Grand, in Las Vegas, Nevada, I’m starting to have my doubts whether the 22-year-old Jacobs has the talent to make it to the next level in the middleweight division.

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Jacobs Defeats Walker

By Jason KIm: Unbeaten super middleweight prospect Daniel Jacobs (16-0, 14 KOs) was forced to go the distance for only the second time in his two-year pro career on Saturday night when he defeated middleweight Michael Walker (19-2-2, 12 KOs) by an eight round unanimous decision at the MGM Grand, in Las Vegas, Nevada. The final judges’ scores were 80-72, 79-73 and 80-72.

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Froch Wants Bout With Kessler; Jacobs vs. Walker This Saturday – News

froch342435By Jim Dower: Today on Steve Bunce’s Boxing Hour show, WBC super middleweight champion Carl Froch (25-0, 20 KOs) said that he’d be willing to fight World Boxing Association super middleweight champion Mikkel Kessler (41-1, 31 KOs) next, even if it meant that Froch would have to travel all the way to Denmark in order to fight Kessler in his home country. Strangely enough, this is the exact same advice that former WBO super middleweight champion Joe Calzaghe gave to Froch recently, telling him to beat Kessler and establish himself as the best super middleweight in the division.

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Jacobs Crushes Varela

jacobs6334By Jason Kim: Unbeaten super middleweight prospect Daniel Jacobs (15-0, 14 KOs) may have sealed a May 2nd date on the undercard of the Ricky Hatton vs. Manny Pacquiao mega bout by stopping Nicaraguan Jose Varela (23-6, 16 KOs) in the 2nd round on Friday night at the UIC Pavilion, in Chicago, Illinois. Jacobs, 22, cornered Valero early in the 2nd round, and hit him with a tremendous right hand to the jaw, which dropped Valero down on the canvas.

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News – Jacobs vs. Varela this Friday

jacobs46335By Jason Kim: Undefeated super middleweight prospect Daniel Jacobs (14-0, 13 KOs) will be appearing this Friday night on ESPN against Nicaraguan Jose Varela (23-5, 16 KOs) at the UIC Pavilion, in Chicago, Illinois. The bout has mismatch written all over it as Varela, 31, has lost his last three bouts and normally fights two divisions below Jacobs at light middleweight. The only good thing I can think of in this fight is that Varela has a good chin and has been able to stand in there against big punchers like Edison Miranda and Richard Gutierrez without being knocked out. Then again, Varela was knocked out in the 2nd round by Marco Antonio Rubio six years ago in 2003, so it’s hard to tell what will happen with him.

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Is Daniel Jacobs Overrated?

jacobs323434By Jason Kim: Since turning professional in 2007, middleweight Daniel Jacobs (13-0, 12 KOs) has quickly racked up 13 wins over almost ridiculously soft opposition, the kind that many good fighters would likely beat almost as easily as Jacobs has done. And while Jacobs has done what he’s had to do to get the wins, I’m not quite ready to drink the Kool Aid just yet and proclaim him as a future champion like so many others have already done. I don’t know if it’s me or what, but the he looks slow, very hittable, slightly over-muscled, short and not good at throwing combinations.

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Jacobs Smashes Lares; Lopez Stops Medina

Image: Jacobs Smashes Lares; Lopez Stops MedinaBy Jim Dower: In an impressive display of power punching, undefeated super middleweight prospect Daniel Jacobs (13-0, 12 KOs) destroyed Victor Lares (14-4, 3 KOs) in the second round of a scheduled eight-round bout at the MGM Grand, in Las Vegas, Nevada. Jacobs, 21, an amateur star and possibly a future champion in the super middleweight or middleweight divisions, was too much for an out-gunned Lares, knocking him down with a right hand in the second round. Lares quickly got to his feet but Jay Nady stopped the fight anyway at 2:44 of the round because Lares looked too hurt to continue fighting.

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Jacobs, Ortiz and Lopez on Pacquiao-De La Hoya Undercard

Image: Jacobs, Ortiz and Lopez on Pacquiao-De La Hoya UndercardBy Jim Dower: Perhaps the best fighter on the Manny Pacquiao vs. Oscar De La Hoya tonight won’t be either of those two fighters but rather a still largely unknown super middleweight by the name of Daniel Jacobs (12-0, 11 KOs), who has knocked out eleven of his twelve opponents, with eight of them coming in the first round. Although some would point to his soft opposition and say that anyone would with a shred of talent would be able to do the same thing as Jacobs has accomplished.

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Who is The Next American Hopeful?

Image: Who is The Next American Hopeful?By Simon Hirst: America used to be the place where great champions were born. You would have to beat America’s finest if you could to prove yourself and be considered for greatness. America was the place where people would dream of going to fight the best. Madison Square Garden, Las Vegas, you name it, it was a dream for all boxers, American or not.

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