Daniel Jacobs is an American boxer, philanthropist and entrepreneur who has held the WBA (regular) title (2014-2017), IBF title (2018-2019).
He is ranked as the world’s third-best active middleweight by The Ring magazine as of August 2018. In addition, he is known for his exceptional punching power, with an 82.8% knockout-to-win ratio.
Daniel Jacobs was born on February 3, 1987, in Brooklyn, New York, USA to mother Yvette Jacobs but his father abandoned the family. Therefore, he was raised in the neighborhood of Brownsville by his mother, grandmother Cordelia Jacobs, and aunts.
Similarly, for education, he joined Erasmus High School, graduating from the same.
Daniel holds American citizenship and his ethnicity is African-American.
He began his career in boxing as an amateur, recording 137 wins and 7 losses. During his initial career, he won series of boxing competitions including the 2003 Junior Olympics national championship and in the year 2004 won United States national champion in the 19–and–under division, National Golden Gloves welterweight championship, a PAL national championship.
Moreover, he won his second PAL national championship, National Golden Gloves middleweight championship in 2005.
He debuted his career professionally on December 8, 2007, against Jose Jesus Hurtado, which he won by first-round technical knockout in just 29 seconds. Therefore, signing with Golden Boy Promotions he has fought against Ishe Smith, James Kirkland, Dmitry Pirog.
Daniel Jacobs returned to boxing on October 20, 2012, after 19 months of treatment and recovery for osteosarcoma, a rare form of bone cancer.Moreover, in the WBA (Regular) middleweight he has had matches against Gennady Golovkin, Luis Arias, Maciej Sulecki, Peter Quillin, Serhiy Derevianchenko, etc.
He has an estimated net worth of around $10 million USD and he has accumulated that sum of money from his professional career.
He is currently in a relationship. He has been dating Natalie Stevens since the late 2000s. The pair welcomed a child together – son Nathaniel “Nate” Jacobs, born on December 3, 2008.
He has a height of 6 ft. 1 inch and weighs 73 kg. Also, Daniel has black hair and dark brown eyes.
He has 217k followers on Instagram, about 67k followers on Twitter, and around 47k followers on Facebook.