SPIKE To Air NEVER GIVE UP: A BOXING SURVIVAL STORY

NEVER GIVE UP: A BOXING SURVIVAL STORY

“Never Give Up: A Boxing Survival Story” is a compelling half-hour original Spike documentary featuring two of boxing’s true inspiring warriors – Daniel Jacobs and Anthony Dirrell.

Heart is something that every fighter must have to win, to thrive, to survive.  This documentary focuses on the heart and grit displayed by two fighters as they overcome their most deadly opponent yet, cancer.  Daniel Jacobs and Anthony Dirrell refused to go down without a fight, and both made miraculous recoveries en route to becoming two of the best in their respective divisions.

“Never Give Up” recounts the parallel and amazing paths Dirrell and Jacobs have taken.  From being teammates during amateurs and their early professional success; to their scary diagnosis and inspiring recovery; all the way until 2014 when they respectively won their first championships one week apart.

It will premiere on Spike Friday, April 17 at 11:30pm ET/PT).  

On Friday, April 24 LIVE on Spike at 9:00pm ET/PT, for the first time, these two CHAMPIONS and SURVIVORS  defend their titles on the same card when Jacobs fights Caleb Truax and Dirrell will takes on Floyd Mayweather Jr. protégée Badou Jack.

COMMENTS

-Bernie Campbell :

When are we gonna see Jacobs in a competitive fight! To earn his keep! You can hand out endorsements and free tickets for so long! Wheres the beef?


-stormcentre :

When are we gonna see Jacobs in a competitive fight! To earn his keep! You can hand out endorsements and free tickets for so long! Wheres the beef?
Yep, I'm starting to think the same. Jacobs is, or how some in the industry talk about him, starting to - just a little - sound, and (metaphorically) look and seem like Peter Quillin. Can't he at least fight Martin Murray. That fight may appeal to Jacobs as Murray is just coming off a loss. That fight may appeal to me (and Bernie) as Murray is a tough SOB and a live dog; so we would get a good fight and the championship would genuinely be up for grabs.


-kidcanvas :

good luck to both men for licking their toughest battle already..