Daniel Jacobs will make the second defense of his middleweight belt versus former 154 lb. Sergio Mora on the Garcia vs Malignaggi card, the August 1 @ Barclays Center in Brooklyn on ESPN. The bout is a scheduled 12 round co-feature.
The event will mark the first fight back at Barclays for Jacobs (29-1, 26KOs) since winning his version of the middleweight title last summer. A 5th round knockout of Jarrod Fletcher saw the Brooklynite become the first ever cancer survivor to go on to win a major title. “I’m just excited to be on this great card and to be able to perform at Barclays Center is an honor,” said Jacobs. “I’m looking forward to making the best out of this opportunity and most importantly I want to give the Brooklyn fans a great show. I get to go to work in my own backyard.”
Mora (28-3-2, 9KOs) enters the fight on the heels of a 12-round win over Abraham Han this past February in Biloxi, Miss. “I went back to the 'drawing board,' worked hard and now I'm blessed to be a part of this great event,” said Mora, “I don't plan to let this opportunity get by me. On August 1, I'm coming to Brooklyn to win.”