In this week's PBC Jabs, host Jordan Hardy looks at a potential GGG-Daniel Jacobs clash, catches up with Robert Easter Jr. after his world title-earning victory over Richard Commey, and interviews unbeaten Domonique Dolton before his showdown with fellow 154-pound prospect Justin DeLoach.
Daniel Jacobs made it crystal clear that he had no desire to give Sergio Mora a rematch. But when the 160-pound champ reluctantly agreed to it, he then made his intentions crystal clear: He would silence “The Latin Snake” with a definitive, punishing victory.
Usually when fighters engage in a war of words, it’s nothing more than hype to help sell a fight. In the case of Daniel Jacobs and Sergio Mora, the vitriol is very real.
In the second episode of PBC Jabs, host Jordan Hardy flashes back to last weekend’s PBC on NBCSN card, gets some quick hits from 160-pound world champion Daniel Jacobs before his title fight against Sergio Mora on Friday night, and catches up with former 140-pound titleholder Lamont Peterson.
Sergio Mora has experienced the exhilaration of winning a world championship, but he’s also been on the opposite end of that emotional spectrum during his 16-year professional career.
Daniel Jacobs’ professional career was cruising along in mid-2010, when he was 20-0 with 17 KOs and about to fight for his first world title. Then the harsh realities of life punched him square in the face.
Sergio Mora wants to make one thing clear: He respects Daniel Jacobs as a world-class boxer. Respecting Jacobs as a person? Eh, that’s a different story.
Daniel Jacobs badly wants to send a message to Sergio Mora in their upcoming rematch, so there’s no chance he’s overlooking “The Latin Snake.” At the same time, though, Jacobs would be lying if he said he wasn’t looking ahead to possible future opponents.