Miracle On Cinco De Mayo From The Miracle Man?
By Raymundo Dioses
On March 4, 2019, International Boxing Federation champion
Daniel ‘The Miracle Man’ Jacobs shared the red carpet at the
Microsoft Theatre in downtown Los Angeles with his opponent,
Canelo Alvarez, in advance of their May 4, 2019 middleweight
The international press tour began in Jacobs’ home-state of
New York, went South of the Border to Canelo’s home-country
of Mexico, then landed and ended in the City of Angeles.
Jacobs was all smiles at the press-fan friendly event and
exuded the confidence that will be needed once he steps into
the ring with Canelo, the WBA, WBC and Ring Magazine title
holder in Las Vegas, Nevada.
"This is my opportunity to prove what I have been saying,
that I am the best middleweight in the world. Doing the
impossible is not new to me. Ten years ago, I was in a
wheelchair in the hospital. Fast forward to now and I'm
fighting for middleweight supremacy. You can't make this
story up, and I feel like this is my destiny,” said Jacobs,
who gained the nickname ‘The Miracle Man’ following his
successful fight against bone cancer earlier in his career.
Jacobs, (39-2, 29KO) is quick to reference his return to the
ring following the cancer diagnosis which had shelved him
for a period of time, only to return and become a champion.
Can the Miracle Man produce another miracle on May 4?
"I've looked death in the eyes. It happened when I was in
the hospital bed with my back to the wall after doctors told
me that I had cancer and would never box again. I've been
through the toughest of all mental battles. I see it and
feel it. Canelo hasn't faced and beaten an opponent like
cancer, but I have, so to me I am already a victor."
Canelo vs. Jacobs takes place May 4, 2019 live on DAZN from
the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.