Brooklyn boxer Danny Jacobs gears up for championship bout

This Sunday, Aug. 3, Brooklyn boxer Daniel Jacobs will be throwing out the first pitch at the Brooklyn Cyclones game after signing autographs across the street at the Nets Shop by adidas at Coney Island. Daniel is known as “Miracle Man” for his unique and special story.

Three years ago, he was in the hospital with cancer in his back when he was reading a newspaper about how Barclays Center was going to open and become a major center for boxing – bringing championship boxing back to Brooklyn for the first time in more than 80 years. The story, he said, gave him a clear goal to beat cancer and return to the ring to win a world title, something most doctors doubted could happen. He wanted to one day fight for a championship belt at Barclays Center, which he’ll be doing on Saturday, Aug. 9 when he challenges Australia’s Jarrod Fletcher for the WBA Middleweight Championship.