Middleweight champion Danny Jacobs (29-1, 26 KOs) will defend his title against former world champion Sergio "The Latin Snake" Mora (28-3-2, 9 KOs). Jacobs says that Mora's style is one that could make this his toughest fight to date. The fight will be on the undercard of the Garcia-Malignaggi fight August 1st on PBC on ESPN. Jacobs had this to say about fighting Mora, and the possibility of facing Peter Quillin next:
"This is a great camp and we are ready to put on a great show come August 1st. I feel comfortable as a champion. Don't get me wrong, when I first won my title it was totally surreal, but I always felt like a champion deep down inside. There is something that burns inside of me that has allowed me to overcome every obstacle in my life, and to me, that's what makes a champion.
"This is a tough fight. Mora is a proven guy and I know he is very hungry for this opportunity. He is awkward and he is slick. He has good speed and a good jab. We have to be cautious and stick to our game plan. People are saying that this could be the toughest fight of my career and we are training with that mindset.
"There are a lot of big fights out there to be made in the division, but obviously, the main guy for me would be Peter Quillin. It is a fight that I have wanted for a long time, and it is a huge fight for boxing, but especially for New York.
"My legacy is in my own hands. Some of the biggest fights in the sport are in the middleweight division right now. At this particular point though, the Quillin fight is the most lucrative option for me. I am not looking past any man, especially not Sergio Mora, but that is a fight I want, the boxing world wants, New York wants and Barclays Center wants."