Saturday, 6 August 2016

Danny Jacobs v Sergio Mora 2, September 9th in Pa.

In a rematch of their colourful 2015 bout, WBA middleweight champion Danny Jacobs will make his 4th defence of the title he won in 2014 against Sergio Mora on 9th September in Pennsylvania.. Mora a former WBC super middleweight champion back in 2008 thinks he was getting the better of Jacobs back in August of 2015, dropping him early before sustaining an injury to his ankle following a second round knockdown that forced Mora's premature retirement..  Sergio, a former contender series champion back in 2005 thinks he's faced the better pedigree of fighter than Jacobs, going back more than twelve years, beating future IBF champion Ishe Smith, followed by victories over Vernon Forrest and a faded Shane Mosley, unfortunately along the way Mora was derailed by the up and down Brian Vera twice in 2011 and 2012, performances that exposed certain limitations in Sergio's game..  Jacobs isn't as experienced as Mora in years, he has only been a pro for 9 years, but he's made up for it in quality..  Danny beat their common opponent, Ishe Smith in 2009 for the NABO title, then in 2010 suffered his only defeat to date in his first world title shot, stopped in 5 by the unbeaten Dmitry Pirog for the WBO championship..  Eight fights later he would own a championship of his own beating Jarrod Fletcher for the WBA that he still owns, 11 fights later he is still unbeaten, including the sensational one round knockout of unbeaten Peter Quillin, last year in Brooklyn..  The 29 year old Jacobs is (31/1, 28Ko's) while the 36 year old Mora is (28/4/2, 9Ko's) and despite being a pro 7 years longer, Mora has only two fights more than the champion..  It's an interesting rematch in such a high profile division, with the winner looking down the barrel at future fights with the likes of Saul Alvarez, Gennady Golovkin or Billy Joe Saunders..  Mora knows this is probably his last Chance, while Jacobs appears to be just getting started..