Jacobs took time out of training for his Saturday, August 1 Premier Boxing Champions on ESPN title defense against Sergio “The Latin Snake” Mora (28-3-2, 9 KOs) at Barclays Center in his hometown of Brooklyn.
Jacobs overcame his bout with osteosarcoma, a rare form of bone cancer, and he hopes that his miraculous recovery and comeback can serve to motivate children who have been affected by cancer.
“These kids know the challenges that cancer can bring,” Jacobs said. “But when you see someone in my position — a world champion who overcame cancer and is doing so much after recovery — it can give them a sense of hope. I want to share the battles I’ve had, so it can give kids just a little more ease in the battles and the struggles they’re facing now.”
As Jacobs gears up for his fight back inside the squared circle on August 1, he is optimistic that his efforts this week will help the children at Gilda’s Club and Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital believe that they are champions in life just as he is in the ring.
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