Danny Jacobs emerges victorious through his one-two punch KO’s

Danny Jacob emerged victorious with his impressive comeback from cancer by knocking out Giovanni Lorenzo with a powerful combination in the third round of their 10-round middleweight fight Monday night at the Best Buy Theater in New York. Jacobs (26-1, 23 KO’s) nicknamed “The Golden Child” won his sixth consecutive fight ever since his shocking knockout loss to Dimtry Pirog three years ago. It has been two years since he had a cancerous tumor on his spine removed and underwent radiation treatment. This was his fourth straight win since his battle with cancer.

Danny Jacob, the middleweight boxer from Brownsville overcame his cancer, learned to walk again, learning to fight again and is confronting the question of whether he is still an excellent boxer. The 26-year old- Danny Jacobs, after two close rounds hurt Lorenzo (36-6, 24 KO’s) the former world title challenger of Manhattan with an overhead right hand in the third and finished him with flurry of punches that dropped Lorenzo to the canvas. Referee Steve Willis counted out Lorenzo at 2:05 of the third round. Due to this win, Jacob improved his overall record to 26-1 with his 23rd knockout. He is expected to be mentioned among the top contenders in the middleweight divisions.

Both Jacob and Lorenzo were feeling each other out in the first two rounds, but when Jacob, who had a cut under his left eye, pressed the action in the third finished Lorenzo with a left hook and then a right hand. Jacobs worked his jab well through the first two rounds then opened it up in the third. Lorenzo by far represents the toughest fighter that Jacobs had faced since being diagnosed with an aggressive form of spinal cancer called osteosarcoma in 2011 that caused paralysis in his legs and forced him to take 19 months hiatus from the sport. Doctors advised him to never fight again.

Manny Pacquiao decides two to three years left to quit

Manny Pacquiao, the Filipino professional boxer and eight division world champion believes that he has still two to three years fighting left before he plans to quit the sport but still retaining the hopes of securing a bout with Foud Mayweather Jr. who is an American professional boxer currently undefeated as a professional and holding a five division world champion. The two straight defeats, the second one a brutal sixth round knock out by old foe Juan Manuel Marquez in December, prompted sport enthusiasts and critics to suggest retirement for this 34-year old Filipino.

Manny Pacquiao is scheduled to take on Brandon Rios at the 147 lbs in November at Macau in China. In his 61 professional contests, Pacquiao has lost five times apart from the knockout loss to Juan Manuel Marquez and to the Bradley loss. Manny was knocked out in his 12th and 28th fight as well as unanimous decision loss to Erik Morales in 2005. The 27 years old Brandon Rios is an aggressive former lightweight world champion well known, as “Bam Bam” will provide a stern test for Pacquiao even though he lacks the box office numbers that a fifth bout with Marquez or a first with Mayweather could bring in.

Pacquiao informed that his mother, three years ago had given her blessing for him to fight once more and now he may continue to fight for two to three years more. Pacquiao amassed a 54-5-2 record with 38 knockouts. Pacquiao whose power punching from both hands and lightening speed helped him to win titles from flyweight through to light middleweight said he had trained everyday ever since Marquez defeated him and that his body was addicted to exercise. Pacquiao has experienced the set back of being knocked out earlier in his career and this is not a new entity for him as he had overcome one of the boxing disasters before, to consummately lose and then to start again.

Haye and Chisora get into a fight again. This time it’s outside the ring

One of the most watched and most anticipated of all fights in Great Britain was later on marred with a heavy brawl between the two boxers David Haye and Dereck Chisora. The British Boxing arena was faced with the question of sportsmanship of its patrons and players when a charade ensued between the boxing heavyweights at the Munich Presser. The videos that were made of the bloody fight became instant viral and spread across like wildfire. While it could be debated between fans of both boxers if the entire episode was justified, the tarnished image presented to the world about British Boxing world will be something hard to repair.


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