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Danny Jacobs – The Miracle Man (Part 1)

After being told he would never be able to box again, Danny Jacobs fought cancer and became a boxing world champion.

by VICE Sports
Feb 10 2015, 6:15pm

A rising star in the pro boxing world, Danny Jacobs cemented himself as a fighter with vicious knockout power and tremendous speed. In May 2011, he was diagnosed with osteosarcoma. With a tumor aggressively wrapping itself around his spine he was told that if he survived, he would never box again. Two years and six fights removed from that diagnosis, we followed Danny leading up to his WBA middleweight title bout. In Part 1, we introduce Danny's story and see him begin to train for a career-defining fight.