Saturday, August 1, 2015

Brooklyn's Danny Jacobs, world champion boxer and cancer survivor, brings message of hope to sick children

When it was finally over, when the disease had been neutralized and Danny Jacobs took his life back, a sense of urgency and ambition overwhelmed him. He wanted it all and he wanted it right now. Cancer made Jacobs stronger.

What he wanted first was to fulfill his potential as a boxer. Jacobs had been such a star as an amateur that he was nicknamed "The Golden Child." Jacobs had been told many things in his life and first among them was that one day he would be a great fighter. But in 2011, he was diagnosed with osteosarcoma, a life-threatening form of bone cancer.

Thursday, July 30, 2015

A new theory explains why Floyd Mayweather is fighting such a weak opponent in his 'last fight'

In recent weeks, the boxing world has heavily criticized Floyd Mayweather for reportedly picking Andre Berto, a low-level fighter who has lost three of his last six fights, as his September opponent in what Mayweather has claimed will be his final fight before retiring. 

However, a new, and popular, theory has emerged explaining Mayweather's rationale — this won't actually be his last fight.

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