Jacobs-Mora Preview

By Clarence George on July 27, 2015
Jacobs-Mora Preview
Danny Jacobs defends his WBA World middleweight title against Sergio Mora on ESPN.

Jacobs-Mora and the co-main feature on the Premier Boxing Champions card, Garcia vs. Malignaggi, will be televised live on ESPN…

Danny Jacobs defends his WBA World middleweight title against Sergio Mora over a scheduled 12 rounds at Barclays Center in Brooklyn on Saturday, August 1.

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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  1. Clarence George 01:38pm, 07/27/2015

    KB:  There’s a first time for everything (well, for a lot of things), and I think there’s a good chance that Mora will get stopped on August 1, though maybe not till the later rounds.  Alternatively, Jacobs by unanimous decision.  And good point about Shumenov behaving like a lawyer in the ring.

    Irish:  As you can see in my response to KB, I agree with you on Jacobs-Mora.  Yes, I was right about Shumenov winning by decision, but I thought the fight would have been a bit more competitive.  Personally, I don’t understand how a boxer can score points by running.  After all, there’s a difference between fighting smart and not fighting at all.  And if there isn’t, there should be.

  2. KB 01:18pm, 07/27/2015

    Or maybe it has to do with the fact that he is a lawyer

  3. Irish Frankie Crawford Beat Saijo aka Gimpel 12:17pm, 07/27/2015

    Clarence George-Mora did not look good against Han….at all….probably gets stopped here. Which reminds me…you were on the mark for Shumenov….i just don’t like the guy ....it probably has something to do with his piss poor effort against Hopkins.

  4. kb 09:26am, 07/27/2015

    So how do you see it playing out. Mora can be a very difficult snake in there. Very slippery with strange angles.

    Jacobs. despite what Teddy Atlas says, has very heavy hands.

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