Check out this video I shot of Jacobs, back in October 2012, in which he talks about growing up in Brownsville, which has a rich boxing history, boasting alumni such as Mike Tyson, Zab Judah, Floyd Patterson and Riddick Bowe. "It's not a place you want to grow up, but it makes you ... Brownsville made me who I am today," Jacobs said.
Prospect Eddie Gomez (14-0, 9 KOs), of the Bronx, will get a step-up fight against Steve Upsher Chambers (24-2-1, 6 KOs) on that card, and Marcus Browne (5-0, 5 KOs) seeks to continue his rise against Robert Hill (1-1, 0 KOs), a Louisiana resident who we expect will not see Round 2 in his third pro tussle. Browne, a Staten Islander, has stopped all of his foes and has gained more buzz with every outing. He looks to finish, not dawdle to "get experience," and local fight fans have begun to notice and spread the word.