Jacobs: “I Couldn’t Have Asked for a Better Camp Than I Had”

Jacobs Happy with New Trainer and Division

Daniel Jacobs
Daniel Jacobs

Jacobs Happy with New Trainer and Division –


On Friday December 20, Daniel “Miracle Man” Jacobs will make his maiden voyage up to the super middleweight division. Across the ring, Jacobs will face the challenge of career underachiever Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. The two constitute the main event that will be aired live from Talking Stick Resort Arena on DAZN.

PASS THE PEPPER PLEASE

When Jacobs fights, it will be in a new division and with a new coach. As he indicated during the final media day presser, the Miracle Man is ecstatic about both situations. In regards to his weight, Jacobs is convinced that struggling to make the 160lbs weight limit resulted in a couple sub-par performances in the ring.

Now that he has migrated 8lbs north, the Brooklyn bruiser is sure that a dominant outing will serve as its own justification. While at the podium, Jacobs marveled at how close to being on weight he was days out from the official weight. The realization that he should be able to eat breakfast on the day of the weigh-in seemed to genuinely excite the former WBA middleweight champion.

“This is going to be a great opportunity for me. I am stepping up to the [super] middleweight division. I feel like this is the perfect weight for me, I’m only two pounds from 68 and for me that’s the first time ever. I’m probably going to eat breakfast the morning of the fight…

When I fought for middleweight championships or when I fought and campaigned at middleweight for the last two years, you guys don’t understand the amount of damage I’ve been putting on my body trying to make the weight…now I’ll have an opportunity to be able to carry over those skills and be re-hydrated and 100% and allow my skills in the gym, that my team sees, allow the world an opportunity to see that.”

NEW CAMP, NEW CHIEF SECOND

Along with trying his hand in the new division, Jacobs is also going to war with a new trainer in his corner. For years, the Miracle Man had employed the top of the line trainer Andre Rozier as his trusted chief second. However, for reasons that have yet to come to light, the two have seemingly abruptly parted ways.

When questioned on the matter, Jacobs appears content with the situation. While Rozier has not spoken negatively about Jacobs, he is clearly upset with something that transpired behind the scenes.

Regardless of the unknown machinations of their professional relationship, it is known that Jacobs has moved on. On December 20, the Miracle Man will utilize Fareed Samad as his new chief second. Jacobs is firm in in predictions that the fruits of this new union will bloom during the fight.

“I feel strong. My whole camp has been extremely positive and extremely happy. I couldn’t have asked for a better camp than I had, so shout out to my coach [Fareed Samad] who made unprecedented sacrifices for being there for me, giving me your time and teaching me. I look forward to displaying those skills and all those things we worked on inside the gym come Friday night.”

By: Bakari Simpson

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