Will Others Follow in Daniel Jacobs Footsteps?

This weekend at the Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, New York one of the best middleweights in the world will step back in the ring as Daniel “Miracle Man” Jacobs (32-2, 29 KOs) makes his return. The Brooklyn native will take on a formidable opponent in Milwaukee’s Luis “Cuba” Arias (18-0, 9 KOs). Back in September during the HBO telecast of lightweight champion Jorge Linares title defense against Luke Campbell, Jacobs announced that he had signed a multi-fight deal with HBO and U.K. promoter Eddie Hearn joining the Matchroom Boxing stable. The question for many will be if other fighters that are advised by Haymon will follow the same path as Jacobs. 

Anthony Joshua is Not the Savior of Boxing

In the build-up to Anthony Joshua’s defeat of Carlos Takam last Saturday night, many an article had been written on how the future of boxing rests in Joshua’s hands.  He is, after all, tall, good-looking, well-spoken, and an Olympic champion, who happens to come across as a genuinely nice guy, his 20 wins with 20 KOs notwithstanding.  The belief that boxing needs Joshua rests on the premise that a heavyweight champion is the only one that can capture the attention of the casual boxing fan and the general public.