Daniel Jacobs with the children at Gilda’s Club

CANCER SURVIVOR AND MIDDLEWEIGHT WORLD CHAMPION

DANIEL “THE MIRACLE MAN” JACOBS VISITS

CHILDREN AFFECTED BY CANCER

NEW YORK (June 25, 2015) – Cancer survivor and Middleweight World Champion Daniel “The Miracle Man” Jacobs (29-1, 26 KOs) continued to spread his motivational story of perseverance this week by making visits to Gilda’s Club in Warminster, PA on Tuesday and Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital in New York on Wednesday as part of his Get In The Ring Foundation community outreach. Jacobs took time out of training for his Saturday, August 1 Premier Boxing Champions on ESPN title defense against Sergio “The Latin Snake” Mora (28-3-2, 9 KOs) at Barclays Center in his hometown of Brooklyn.

Jacobs overcame his bout with osteosarcoma, a rare form of bone cancer, and he hopes that his miraculous recovery and comeback can serve to motivate children who have been affected by cancer.

“These kids know the challenges that cancer can bring,” Jacobs said. “But when you see someone in my position — a world champion who overcame cancer and is doing so much after recovery — it can give them a sense of hope. I want to share the battles I’ve had, so it can give kids just a little more ease in the battles and the struggles they’re facing now.”

As Jacobs gears up for his fight back inside the squared circle on August 1, he is optimistic that his efforts this week will help the children at Gilda’s Club and Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital believe that they are champions in life just as he is in the ring.

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COMMENTS

-Domenic :

Great, great stuff Daniel Jacobs. You've got a fan in me.


-Bernie Campbell :

Whats the big deal, my faith tells me to do works of charity in secret and privacy! Hows about the Golden Child fighting Lemieux?


-amayseng :

keep up the good work Jacobs!


-amayseng :

Whats the big deal, my faith tells me to do works of charity in secret and privacy! Hows about the Golden Child fighting Lemieux?
Helping is helping and even the littlest bit of having a decent happy hour can mean the world to a cancer pt fighting for their lives. We need more to contribute.. Keep up the good work BC!


-deepwater2 :

It's nice of DJ to do this! I also get why the publicity!he can't visit all the children's wards so if he can inspire a kid going through chemo to get thru it more power to him. DJ is a very nice guy and is very fan friendly and polite. He is the WBA champ but Triple is the WBA super champ. Does the WBA encourage the two guys to fight? Same thing with WBA welter champ Thurman, Floyd is WBA super champ. Thurman deserves the Floyd fight more than he deserves the Collazo fight.


-Bernie Campbell :

Somehow I dont think Jacobs would have it in him to do volunteer work, if he wasnt high profile to "adult boxing fans", these kids probably dont even know who the hell he is! Its all in Jacobs Public Relations department! He was given that middleweight strap unmerited! I dont care what kind of hell he was put through in his cancer treatments, hes got a benefactor that has given him broadcasting gigs and a trinket! Lets see how he does against Kid Chocolate, Darren Barker, Mathew Macklin or Martin Murray! It is proposterous that Jacobs is on the gravy train without proving his medle!


-Domenic :

Somehow I dont think Jacobs would have it in him to do volunteer work, if he wasnt high profile to "adult boxing fans", these kids probably dont even know who the hell he is! Its all in Jacobs Public Relations department! He was given that middleweight strap unmerited! I dont care what kind of hell he was put through in his cancer treatments, hes got a benefactor that has given him broadcasting gigs and a trinket! Lets see how he does against Kid Chocolate, Darren Barker, Mathew Macklin or Martin Murray! It is proposterous that Jacobs is on the gravy train without proving his medle!
Damn man, that's harsh. I just can't find fault in helping kids with cancer, especially when he's been down that road himself.


-brownsugar :

Somehow I dont think Jacobs would have it in him to do volunteer work, if he wasnt high profile to "adult boxing fans", these kids probably dont even know who the hell he is! Its all in Jacobs Public Relations department! He was given that middleweight strap unmerited! I dont care what kind of hell he was put through in his cancer treatments, hes got a benefactor that has given him broadcasting gigs and a trinket! Lets see how he does against Kid Chocolate, Darren Barker, Mathew Macklin or Martin Murray! It is proposterous that Jacobs is on the gravy train without proving his medle!
Well said Domenic, Bernie shouldn't you be somewhere protesting the new gay marriage rights bill? Doesnt matter what Jacobs motivation is, those kids are obviously benefitting by Jacobs' presence in the hospital, which is all that counts.


-Bernie Campbell :

Dont Con me Brownsugar, you cant con a con! How do you know what my politics are? The Kids are being used as publicity tools! Now I really dont know how serious Jacobs cancer was, but someone made a deal for this frisco to get a belt and MC runs on network tv to be their poster boy for cancer treatment! My man wants to be inspiration to some victims let em do it on his private time and his coin! Now I might take into account going to the Garcia-Malingnaggi fight August 1st but Im gonna have to compromise and see Jacobs celleloid *** on the undercard! Brownsugar, you wanna take up a cause? See that Oliver McCall gets a plaque in MSG for his crazy behind! Heavyweight Champ and earned! And why are you fishing about my poltics on gay marriage?


-amayseng :

Of course I feel too that one should do charitable work behind the scenes for the benefit of those who need it not for the cause of one's self. As the Lord said, be humble in your accomplishments. However, seeing a celebrity or professional athlete out there giving and helping can sometimes help others to become motivated to do the same. Either way, those kids benefited from Jacob'v visit and that is ALL that matters.


-brownsugar :

Dont Con me Brownsugar, you cant con a con! How do you know what my politics are? The Kids are being used as publicity tools! Now I really dont know how serious Jacobs cancer was, but someone made a deal for this frisco to get a belt and MC runs on network tv to be their poster boy for cancer treatment! My man wants to be inspiration to some victims let em do it on his private time and his coin! Now I might take into account going to the Garcia-Malingnaggi fight August 1st but Im gonna have to compromise and see Jacobs celleloid *** on the undercard! Brownsugar, you wanna take up a cause? See that Oliver McCall gets a plaque in MSG for his crazy behind! Heavyweight Champ and earned! And why are you fishing about my poltics on gay marriage?
There you are Bernie !! I knew my gay marriage comment would draw you out. But I wasn't fishing for your opinion about the topic Bernie,... I can pretty much tell where you stand by recalling your frequent anti-feminin comments. For the record, and to dispel any concerns that I was being disingenuous about my opinion on the subject..... I will be transparent about my own beliefs... As odious and distasteful as the gay marriage act may seem to the majority of the American population. It was an amendment that had to be made. It was inevitable. Its not like the number of the gay population is decreasing. There's not a single person in the country that doesn't have a gay person in their family, or hardly a single businesses that doesn't have a gay employee. You simply can't have laws where certain members of society are treated differently merely on the basis of their personal sexual bias. And unless we are living in a police state, the government can' t regulate what people do behind closed doors. In order to do that the U.S. government would have to make homosexuality a crime. Which would mean that one out of every eight or nine citizens could potentially be tossed in prison for what they do in private. Even J Edgar Hoover couldnt have the correctional facilities built fast enough to hold them all. Also by making the ruling nationwide the government has effectively eliminated all the pockets of resistance around the country that would feel encouraged to actively behave in a manner that would violate their human rights without consequence. I'm just saying, unless we as a nation, is willing to conduct a Nazi-like purge of all gay people. ...that's 50 times more effective than Hitlers' Holocaust,... We might as well allow gay people their equal right to marriage. Now the money previously spent in demonstrations legal fees and court costs can be spent for a worthy cause. Because laws alone cannot change human nature. ***** Regarding Jacobs, he does indeed deserve the accolades, press, publicity, and Praise he's been receiving. Are you aware that Jacobs is the only ACTIVE professional boxer who has contacted cancer and survived to not only reinstate his career, but has excelled past all expectations by recovering from one of the most relentlessly terminal illnesses known to mankind. .....and went on to acquire a championship belt. Imagine if you can,.... Being a 23 year old contender, backed by HBO even after his total destruction by Pirog,........or just simply imagine being a young virile 23 year old young man. Jacobs went from having to use a cane, to using a wheel chair, to being totally bed ridden within a matter of months. I can only speculate on how terrifying that would be. Jacobs was diagnosed with an aggressive osteocarsinoma,...an apple sized tumor encircled the base of his spine. Not only did Jacobs have to survive the cancer, he had to survive an invasive and complex six hour long surgery to hit removed. The surgery alone could have left him as paralyzed as former champ Paul Williams. While you question the reason why Jacobs has been dubbed the Miracle Man and doubt the severity of his illness , I would strongly suggest reading a little about the subject, then it would become clear why Jacobs' story is being constantly retold.


-stormcentre :

I don't think I am gay, but the other day I did have a dream about a priest who, for some reason, had an unusual interest in my early boxing years, particularly when I was up and coming. Anyway, I draw the limit at oral, so there's no way that sitting in a hot tub with a group of other happy guys blowing underwater bubbles means I am gay; does it? I mean this is all - according to Obama and the USA Supreme Court - now natural. And, just cause I am thorough, I also spoke to the priest (in my dreams) abut it, and he said it was fine too; had a big smile as he said it and invited me to a candle lit dinner that night - just incase I had any further questions. Moving on . . . . Jacobs is cool but he probably won't find 3G at a hospital. :) Bernie, I am with you brother; the whole world should be accountable. I am just wondering which female boxer organised this Jacobs sideshow to misdirect our attention away from the real issue; who - that's a legitimate risk - is Jacobs fighting next. :)