On Saturday, August 1, at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, WBA World middleweight champion Danny Jacobs defends his title against Sergio Mora over a scheduled 12 rounds.
The 28-year-old Brooklynite is an eight-year pro (29-1, 26 KOs) who last fought in April, stopping Caleb Truax by 12th-round TKO in the first defense of his title. “Miracle Man” won the vacant WBA middleweight championship by stopping Jarrod Fletcher via fifth-round TKO in August 2014. Jacobs’ sole loss came at the hands of Dmitry Pirog, who won by fifth-round TKO in July 2010.
Thirty-four-year-old Mora, who fights out of Los Angeles, has been fighting pro since 2000 (28-3-2, 9 KOs). “The Latin Snake” last fought in February, beating Abraham Han by split decision. Mora’s won five of his last six, his most recent defeat coming at the hands of Brian Vera, who took the win by majority decision in August 2012. Mora is 11th-ranked by the WBA.
Jacobs-Mora and the co-main feature on the Premier Boxing Champions card, Danny Garcia vs. Paulie Malignaggi, will be televised by ESPN (9 p.m. ET).
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