As part of competing in a Premier Boxing Champions event, boxers are photographed in a studio setting just days before entering the ring. These shots not only provide heroic portraits of each boxer, but they also allow a glimpse into the fighters’ respective personalities.
Daniel Jacobs used to call himself the “Golden Child,” a nod to his potential as a young fighter whose future sparkled like something you’d find encased in glass at Zales. But then, due to circumstances in and out of the ring, that luster faded and the glimmer dimmed. And so for Jacobs, it was all about finding that shine once more. In 2015, he not only shined, he was electrifying.
Johnny Nelson reigned over the 200-pound division for six years and 13 title defenses from 1999 to 2005. Marco Huck had matched him on both counts, with 13 defenses of his own and a six-year run from 2009-15. But he was looking to take those records all for himself August 14 with a win over Polish southpaw Krzysztof Glowacki.